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Those Classy Devils

from Empty Netters,

...a Penguins fan who was hit by a puck during the team’s home opener wrote in to give us an update on his health.

I was the guy that was hit with the puck in A 27 Row B at the 3:28 mark of the first period. Just to be clear, I WAS paying attention. Have you ever sat down that low? You can’t see a damn thing…

After receiving medical attention for my bleeding head, I returned to the game for the second period. In a very classy move by the Devils, one of their trainers handed me a Reebok Devils hat, signed by all of the scratched players that evening.

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Holik Out 3-4 Weeks

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Devils center Bobby Holik will require surgery on his broken right pinky and will miss three to four weeks, general manager Lou Lamoriello said today.

Holik was injured in the second period of Saturday’s 4-3 shootout win in Washington.

“He’s going to have surgery (Tuesday) and he’ll be out three to four weeks,” Lamoriello said. “That’s standard.”

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He’s Just Like You & Me, Except Between The Pipes

from Darren Eliot at Sports Illustrated,

With so many historic goaltending records about to fall this season, it seems appropriate to to consider Martin Brodeur’s brilliance.

Up close and in person, Brodeur looks like you or me—or maybe your uncle who works as, let’s say, a pipefitter. But after spending time during the offseason with a personal trainer, the burly Brodeur now appears to be more streamlined.

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Rolston Injury Hurts Devils

from Mark Everson of the NY Post,

Hoping for the best, the Devils are more realistically bracing for the worst on Brian Rolston’s sprained right ankle.

“It depends how quickly he heals. It could be a few days, a few weeks, it could be a month. I don’t know,” coach Brent Sutter said yesterday about the Devils’ most expensive free-agent acquisition…

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Rolston Out With Sprained Ankle

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Devils right wing Brian Rolston left tonight’s 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers with what he said was a high right ankle sprain.

Roslton left the building on crutches with a boot on his his right foot. I tried to ask Rolston twice if he had an X-ray on the ankle and both times was cut off by the Devils’ senior director of communications.

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Game Player

from Marcie Garcia at NHL.com,

Bryce Salvador proves that NHL players aren’t just meant to shoot the puck.

Salvador, a veteran defenseman for the New Jersey Devils, not only has hockey sense, but boasts an impressive amount of business sense to boot. Salvador has been involved in various businesses during the past several years, opening hockey training facilities, restaurants, and most recently, starting Fan-Tastic Sports Interactive with partner Brian McKinney.

Fan-Tastic Sports is every hockey fan’s dream, treat, and challenge.

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Sometimes An Honest Captain Doesn’t Work

from Rich Chere at NJ.com,

“It was a tremendous honor because my personality doesn’t necessarily fit to that position,” (Bobby) Holik said. “It didn’t change me. It’s something I value very highly as far as my career goes, but as the season went on I realized I’m not captain material because sometimes you have to be more politically correct or get along with people. Or not be too honest, because I feel you have to kind of keep the peace.

“I guess I’m just too blunt about some things. Or too honest. You’d think that would be a strength or a good thing about a captain, but not the way I am, I guess, sometimes. At least I don’t think it worked out that well there.”

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Devils Concerned About Financial Future

from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,

There are 13 Devils players who will earn $2 million or more this season. Four others will come very close to $1 million.

“We’re like anybody else. We see what is going on and understand it,” Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner said. “It may not have a direct effect on us at this moment, but it’s not good. It’s not good for pro sports in general. People aren’t going to spend the money to go watch games.”

Certainly a guy who earns $2.8 million, as Langenbrunner does, is more concerned about investments than the average Joe.

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Brodeur About To Re-Write The Record Book

from Phil Coffey of NHL.com,

Every new season brings with it a list of approaching milestones, special marks deserving of recognition from the hockey community.

But the marks Martin Brodeur is approaching in 2008-09 are almost surreal causes for celebration. Consider what’s within reach:

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No Nerves For Devils Rookie

from Rich Chere at NJ.com,

Brent Sutter remembered being nervous before his NHL debut with the Islanders in 1980-81, so he skated over to Devils rookie Anssi Salmela during Friday’s morning skate to monitor the Finnish defenseman’s mood.

No problem.

“I just asked him how he was doing,” Sutter said after the skate. “He said, ‘Let’s get at her.’ He must be doing fine. Kind of cute.

“The kid has ice in his veins. He’s pretty calm about everything, although I’m sure he’s like a duck in water.”

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