First Travis Zajac was sidelined after requiring surgery to fix his Achilles. Now the Devils were be without their second top centerman in Jacob Josefson after he crashed into the end boards in the first period during the Devils 4-3 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks. The angle and impact that Josefson made with the boards broke his clavicle and he will be out for the next 3-4 months in order to fully recover.
Little has been said about a status update surrounding Devils goalie Martin Brodeur. He has already met with the team doctor, and Lou Lamoriello said that Brodeur was “status-quo.” Not exactly the most uplifting words to hear. Brodeur has already been ruled out of Fridays game against the Sharks. Once again the Devils turn to Johan Hedberg to rally the troops in search of another win. The Devils will have Keith Kinkaid on the bench as a backup.
Martin Brodeur will be out the next 7-10 days with an injured shoulder. He will not require surgery.
Seeing Martin Brodeur skate off the ice bent over in pain was the last thing that the Devils wanted to see last night.
After making a diving save in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings, Brodeur injured his shoulder. He finished out the first period, but was replaced by Johan Hedberg when the team came out of the dressing room to start the second period. Brodeur sat on the bench and watched the rest of the game with the team. He is currently listed as day-to-day and will travel with the team to Nashville as they prepare to take on the Predators. It looks like even though he is traveling with the team, Hedberg will most likely get the start.
After last years disappointing season, the Devils are quickly trying to turn the page. Head coach Peter DeBoer is trying to help keep the past stay in the past. After the Devils opened the season with a 3-0 loss, however, the whispers started to begin that the Devils were no better then last years shaky squad. With the emergence of a healthy Zach Parise teamed up with the powerhouse scoring ability of Ilya Kovalchuk and the dynamic on ice ability of Patrik Elias, can the Devils make it back into the playoffs on nothing more then offense?
With the first game of the New Jersey Devils season under their belt, it is time to take a look at the game and analyze how to move forward from here.
With all the hype surrounding the return of Zach Parise and the Devils, everything seemed to fall flat on the ice when it came time to make things happen. The Devils would eventually fall 3-0, and look outplayed the whole way through.
The announcement has finally been made.
Zach Parise will lead the team out onto the ice as the new captain of the New Jersey Devils.
Of course the decision comes as basically no surprise, as Parise was the logical choice to become the next captain after the departure of Jaime Langenbrunner.
There was only one hitch in the decision of Parise becoming captain, and that is his contract issue.
Per a tweet from Katie Strang of ESPN:
“Can confirm that Devils have signed tryout Petr Sykora #NJD”
The deal is reportedly for one-year. Montetary value has yet to of been disclosed. I will post more information when it becomes available.
Sykora has signed a one-year contract worth $650,000 according to the NY Post.
After the Devils announced the disbanding of the Trenton Devils back in July, they were left without an ECHL affiliate. This evening though, the Devils have announced an official partnership with the Kalamazoo Wings.
Kalamazoo, who is also the ECHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, will also be the affiliate of the Albany Devils as well.
Last season, Kalamazoo clinched the North Division with a record of 40-24-2. The Wings made it to the Kelly Cup finals, where they faced off against the Alaska Aces. They lost the series 4-1.
The Devils have begun to trim their roster in order to get it down to the necessary limit.
Rod Pelley, Mark Fraser, Jay Leach, Peter Harrold, Vladimir Zharkov, Tim Sestito, Stephane Veilleux and Matt Corrente have been put on and cleared waivers.
Pelley and Fraser are going to stay with the Devils for now, and the rest of the group will be making the trip to Albany to begin their season there.
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Since the New Jersey Devils have just wrapped up their final preseason game, it is time to take a look into the regular season crystal ball. With the outlook of the team, I don’t see how the Devils could miss the playoffs, and further more not be contenders for the Atlantic Division. I will provide a team breakdown, and offer my opinion on how the Devils could possibly walk away with the victories.
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