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Slew-Foot Will Cost Tuomo Ruutu $5K

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NEW YORK (March 9, 2016) – New Jersey Devils forward Tuomo Ruutu has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slew-footing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cullen during NHL Game No. 981 in New Jersey on Sunday, March 6, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 4:05 of the third period. Ruutu was assessed a minor penalty for tripping.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Video- Cory Schneider Injured Last Night

via Rich Chere of NJ.com,

Schneider left the game after making a save on Jason Spezza, struggling to get back on his feet before skating very slowly off the ice 2:05 into the third period. While it may very well be a groin injury, Schneider was not made available after the game and the team offered no medical update.

"We'll see what happens when we get back to New Jersey. We don't have any updates right now. Just that he's hurt," coach John Hynes said. "He made a great save and had trouble getting up."

 

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Videos- Joseph Blandisi And Devante Smith-Pelly Fined For Diving/Embellishment

NEW YORK -- New Jersey Devils forward Joseph Blandisi has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.

Blandisi was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 847 against the Philadelphia Flyers on Feb. 16. His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident at 13:14 of the second period during NHL Game No. 893 against the New York Rangers on Feb. 23. Blandisi drew a minor penalty for interference to Rangers defenseman Dylan McIlrath and was assessed a minor penalty for embellishment on the play.

NEW YORK -- New Jersey Devils forward Devante Smith-Pelly has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.

Smith-Pelly, acquired by the Devils in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens on Feb. 29, received both Citations playing for his former club. Accordingly, the fine will be included in Montreal accumulation totals.

Smith-Pelly was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 512 at Minnesota on Dec. 22. His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident at 6:16 of the second period during NHL Game No. 902 at Washington on Feb. 24. Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom received a minor penalty for slashing on the play.

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Video- Devante Smith-Pelly On Being Traded By The Montreal Canadiens To The New Jersey Devils

from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette,

Smith-Pelly was emotional when he met with reporters in San Jose shortly after the trade was announced Monday. He said he had a feeling he might be on the move after the Canadiens acquired Brown, another right-winger, earlier in the day.

When asked if he had a message for Canadiens fans, Smith-Pelly said: “I loved it here. Thanks, I guess. I really enjoyed playing here … I’m going to miss it.

“It’s a super-close team and, obviously, I would have loved to stay and be a part of the group, but you move on.”...

“It’s tough,” Smith-Pelly said while dabbing at his eyes. “Just having to go to another group and trying to fit in. I thought I fit in perfectly with this group. So it’s tough. But I’ve been around long enough … it happens.

“I loved it,” he added about his time in Montreal. “It’s always a dream come true to play for a Canadian team, and it sucks (being traded).”

more on the Canadiens...

watch Smith-Pelly speaking with the media below..

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Stefan Matteau Traded To Montreal For Devante Smith-Pelly

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Lee Stempniak Headed To Boston

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Lee Stempniak And The Trade Deadline

from Michael Traikos at the Toronto Sun,

Every year, it is the same.

The trade deadline approaches and Lee Stempniak mentally packs his bags and waits for the phone call that will tell him where he’ll be moving next. It’s not that he’s Chicken Little worried that the sky is falling. He’s just realistic.

Stempniak, an 11-year veteran for the New Jersey Devils, has played for eight different teams. He’s been traded four times, including at each of the last two deadlines. He might not be at the level of Mike “Suitcase” Sillinger, who was traded a record nine times, but he’s already got more jerseys than there are days of the week.

“Change is not always bad,” said Stempniak, a pending unrestricted free agent who leads the New Jersey Devils with 41 points in 62 games. “I’ve been through it before three times. I’ve always sort of prepared for it.”

While Stempniak used to get anxious around this time of year, it’s a little different this season. For one, the Devils headed into Friday night’s NHL games one point out of the final wild card spot, meaning they are probably buying rather than selling assets. And more importantly, his wife is not pregnant this time around.

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Videos- Dive Time

via Sportsnet,

First up, Connor McDavid.

 

 

Below, Joe Blandisi.

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Video- Think Before Diving Joe Blandisi

via Rich Chere of NJ.com,

It was a definite slash, but Blandisi regretted what he did afterwards.

"I never got swung at like that before, but I guess I could've done something to avoid that penalty," Blandisi said.

Such as?

"Just take it. Think about it before I go to the ground," Blandisi said. "I guess maybe I wanted to make sure the ref saw it and I took it too far."

 

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Video- Joseph Blandisi With A Great Move- Goal

Nice move and it is a power play goal.

 

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