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Off To Switzerland For Damien Brunner

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Right wing Damien Brunner's NHL contract with the Devils was mutually terminated today after he cleared unconditional waivers at noon without being claimed by another team.

Brunner, 28, was free to sign with teams in the NHL if he could have worked out a deal, but is headed to Lugano in Switzerland instead.

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Injuries And Illness Continue To Hit The New Jersey Devils

from Rich Chere of NJ.com,

Travis Zajac (lower body and flu), Adam Larsson (flu), Bryce Salvador (lower body) and Ryane Clowe (concussion) all remain out.

Lamoriello explained Cammalleri's injury, which knocked him out of the Washington game.

"He pulled a muscle in his butt. It's better today, but it's not good. You just can't take a chance," Lamoriello said. "We'll leave him home and have him worked on. To get on a plane and travel there, with the soreness, it's just not worth it."

Larsson is still battling the flu and will be put on long-term IR (seven days retroactive) Monday. Lamoriello said there is no indication it is mumps, although Larsson and Zajac have had blood tests in an effort to rule out the illness. Lamoriello said it takes 5-7 days to get the results.

"I could not say to you it is no and I could not say it is," the GM said. "It's going around the league. It's now magnified. They could have it. Both of them. Travis is much better and hopefully we get him skating in the next few days.

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Rebuild The Devils And Teardown The Coyotes

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

- Thirty-one years after deciding to go the straight-and-narrow and thereby blow their shot at Mario Lemieux, the Devils get a do-over. They’re going to need a do-over sooner rather than later anyway, what with the plethora of aging pending free agents on the roster, so why not now?

It only makes sense to get on with it — and the process of joining the race for the bottom and the corresponding chance at drafting Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel — as quickly as possible and without pretense.

Obviously, a plan to dump — veterans, not games — contradicts everything for which Lamoriello has stood for throughout his career at Providence and in New Jersey. But these aren’t normal times.

- Remember how a few short weeks ago Andrew Barroway was on the verge of gaining majority control of the Coyotes, the news first reported by The Post?

Not so fast, for now comes word from a plugged-in source that the deal appears to be falling apart, with Barroway seemingly on the verge of backing out.

Slap Shots has been told the current ownership has directed GM Don Maloney to shed payroll … which would mean stripping the club with the league’s third-lowest payroll into a bare-bones operation.

Who could be going in addition to Keith Yandle (at $5.2 million per season through next year)? 

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Videos- Robert Bortuzzo Hit On Jaromir Jagr

No penalty on the play...

 

 

Below, watch Pete Deboer post-game on the hit and the Penguins' view of the hit...

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Michael Ryder’s Thoughts On Being A Healthy Scratch Tonight

from Rich Chere of NJ.com,

... an angry Michael Ryder will be a healthy scratch.

"Yeah, I'm angry. Of course I'm angry," Ryder said when asked by NJ Advance Media. "You want to play. Especially when I think I can help the team. If the coach doesn't feel you can help the team, it's his decision."

Ryder said he cannot recall the last time he was a healthy scratch and he didn't see this coming.

"Nope. It's the coach's decision. He's got to do what he's got to do," Ryder said. "Obvioulsy you have to score goals, but the whole team is struggling to score goals. (Pete DeBoer) has decisions he thinks are best and if I don't fit in, that's it."

DeBoer was unavailable after it became evident that Ryder, Seth Helgeson and Jon Merrill would be healthy scratches.

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Scott Gomez Now A Member Of The New Jersey Devils

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

The Devils have signed center Scott Gomez, general manager Lou Lamoriello announced today.

Gomez had been practicing with the team as an unsigned player after attending training camp as a tryout. Lamoriello said he called Gomez Sunday night to sign him.

Gomez has been assigned No. 21 and is practicing today on a line with Patrik Elias and Jaromir Jagr.

The Devils are shorhanded at forward because of injuries to centers Adam Henrique. and Travis Zajac and left wings Martin Havlat and Ryane Clowe.

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Calgary Flames Find A Way To Win

from Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald,

... if you were smart enough to stick around on Saturday night, smart enough to know what the Calgary Flames seem to be capable of this 2014-15 season, you would have been treated to quite the show.

After falling behind 4-2 halfway through the third period to the freak-of-nature Jaromir Jagr, old friend Michael Cammalleri, and the New Jersey Devils, the comeback kids managed to erase a two goal deficit, extend the game in overtime, and prevail 5-4 in a shootout.

Frankly, it was enough excitement to give a guy a few grey hairs.

“Nevermind the grey hair,” said the visibly rattled and relived head coach of the Flames. “I have to get my heart checked. Again, I don’t know how they do it but they found a way again.

“We’re not making it easy but we’re making it interesting.”

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Below watch the game highlights plus the Traveling Jagr's were in Calgary too...

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Video- Braden Holtby With The Bad Goal Of The Night

Final score, New Jersey defeats Washingotn 1-0.

 

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Video- Cory Schneider Now A Candidate For Save Of The Night

Great reach with the glove...

 

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Video- Everyone Is Talking About The Seth Griffith Goal

 

 

Watch the goal below...

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