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Kyle Palmieri gets two for goaltender interference, Price four for roughing.
via Sportsnet YouTube channel,
Watch as Travis Zajac can’t protect himself and crashes face first into boards after a push from Michael Chaput.
List of penalties below...
from Andrew Gross of Fire & Ice,
Michael Cammalleri missed the last six Devils' games because his 5-year-old daughter was hospitalized with pneumonia and eventually required surgery, the veteran left wing said this morning. Cammalleri returned to the team today to participate in the morning skate and will be in the lineup tonight when the Devils face the Maple Leafs at Prudential Center.
Cammalleri, 34, said his daughter, Chloe, is now back home and the family expects a "full recovery."
"She had a case of pneumonia that got pretty severe," Cammalleri said. "She had to get admitted to the hospital so I originally few out of Buffalo (on Nov. 11). At that point, her situation worsened over a couple of days. She had to have surgery. We're very fortunate it was a successful surgery. We expect a full recovery so we feel very fortunate for that. She's just recently come home, released from the hospital and it's good to have her home.
"It's your worst nightmare but we're fortunate she's going to make a full recovery," Cammalleri added."
via the New Jersey Devils,
The New Jersey Devils provided the following update on LW Taylor Hall:
This afternoon, Taylor Hall underwent successful arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee.
The procedure was performed at Summit (NJ) Medical Group Surgery Center by team physician Dr. Michael Shindle and Dr. Jonathan Glashow, the Devils' Chief Medical Officer.
His expected recovery time is approximately 3-4 weeks. Additionally, the club has placed Hall on Injured Reserve.
from Chris Ryan at NJ.com,
What started off as a precautionary measure for Devils left wing Taylor Hall took another step toward being something more serious Tuesday night.
After being held out of Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win against the Dallas Stars, Hall flew back to New Jersey for further evaluation and an MRI on what the team continues to call a lower body injury.
"Taylor went back to New Jersey for further evaluation. It's lower body, and we'll have an update in a couple days," Devils coach John Hynes said after Tuesday's game.
Taylor Hall collected his first two goals for the Devils last night in a 2-1 win over the Ducks.
from Andrew Gross of The Record,
The oddsmakers and many preseason prognosticators are not giving the Devils much more of a chance this season. The odds of you and I landing on the moon are just slightly higher than the Las Vegas odds for the Devils to win the franchise’s fourth Cup. And many preseason predictions, some based on advanced metrics, foresee the Devils finishing eighth in the eight-team Metropolitan Division, and possibly last in the 16-team Eastern Conference.
That, of course, is not how these Devils see it, not after adding elite left wing Taylor Hall from the Oilers, not with a healthy Mike Cammalleri in camp, not with the preseason promise of first-rounder Pavel Zacha earning a spot among the top nine forwards, not with French import Yohann Auvitu showing he might be a real foreign find for the defense corps.
"This year, we go in with the mentality to prove people wrong but to take the next step," Zajac said. "We’ve got to get back there."
"There" being the playoffs, of course.
"When it’s that long, you kind of forget how to win, what it takes to win," Zajac said. "Last year, we kind of got that back. It was a step in the right direction. We have to make sure winning is a theme here. The excuses are over. Now is the time to go out and get the job done."
Quincey mentions some of the reasons for signing with the Devils.
Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today agreed to terms with defenseman Kyle Quincey on a one-year, one-way $1,250,000 contract. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Quincy, 31, enters his ninth full NHL season after spending the last four-plus seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. He came to Detroit from Colorado, via Tampa Bay, when he was traded twice in the same day, February 21, 2012. Quincey spent three years in Colorado (2009-10 through 2011-12) and skated for Los Angeles during the 2008-09 season. He spent his first three professional seasons (2005-06 through 2007-08) with Detroit and the club's AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids.
In 495 career regular-season NHL games, he scored 30 goals and notched 110 assists for 140 points while accumulating 469 penalty minutes. The left-shooting rearguard has added eight assists and 38 PIM in 54 Stanley Cup Playoff Games. Quincey was originally Detroit's second pick (fourth round) and the 132nd overall selection in the 2003 NHL Draft.
from David Staples of the Edmonton Journal,
Fans of the Edmonton Oilers are lucky in that between the two radio stations, 630 CHED and TSN 1260, we get to hear commentary from some of the wisest heads in hockey, including five of my favourites, Craig Simpson, Mike Johnson, Craig Button, Adam Oates and Ray Ferraro.
This past week all five weighed in on the Adam Larsson-for-Taylor Hall trade. In case you missed what they had to say to hosts Bob Stauffer of CHED and Jason Gregor of Team 1260, here are some of the highlights:
Craig Simpson on Oilers Now: “I felt there was a real sense of need (to acquire a defenceman). There was a real sense of anxiousness to make something happen so at least you fill a hole that you’ve not been able to fill for a long time… You’re forced in that situation to put in a guy that we all hope will fill that role...
Ray Ferraro on TSN1260: “Clearly the best player in the deal went East. There’s not any question about that. I mean I was surprised there wasn’t a second piece in the puzzle for Edmonton. Adam Larsson, I don’t see play live a whole pile, but he is a defence first, second and third guy. He moves the puck OK. He skates fine. He’s not a speed burner, but he skates fine. He’s not going to score a lot… but it’s really difficult to get a handle on what Adam Larsson is yet because the first couple of years in New Jersey he didn’t play very much.
more from both Simpson and Ferraro plus others on trade...
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