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The New Jersey Devils have named Tom Fitzgerald as their new Assistant General Manager (Devils, July 24).

Fitzgerald, 46, played hockey professionally for 17 years between the NHL and AHL before retiring in 2006. Shortly after his playing career ended he made the shift into the front office?joining the?Pittsburgh Penguins staff, working under current Devils GM Ray Shero. He also served as a Penguins assistant coach and most recently as their Assistant General Manager before joining the Devils.

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The Devils have signed two prospects, forwards Ryan Kujawinski and Blake Pietila (Devils, May 27).

Kujawinski, 20, played last season with North Bay (OHL). In 34 games he scored?21 goals and recorded 15 assists for 36 points. He was New Jersey?s second choice (third round), and 73rd overall selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Pietila, 22, played four years of college for Michigan Tech (WCHA). Over the course of his college career he?scored 46 goals and had 60 assists for 106 points to go along with 230 penalty minutes in 153 games. He was New Jersey?s fourth choice (fifth round), and 129th overall selection in the 2011 draft.

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The San Jose Sharks are expected to hire Peter DeBoer as their new head coach (LeBrun, May 27).

DeBoer served as the Devils head coach from 2011-2014, leading them to a Stanley Cup finals appearance in 2012. He was fired just 36 games into this season after a?12?17?7 start. Adam Oates and Scott Stevens replaced him on the bench for the remainder of the season in a duel-coaching set up.

Prior to coming to?the Devils, DeBoer coached the Florida Panthers from 2008-2011. He has a 205-183-70 lifetime record as a head coach.

Tags: Adam Oates, Breaking News, New Jersey Devils, News, Peter DeBoer, San Jose Sharks, Scott Stevens
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The Devils, who lost Urbom to Washington via waivers at the start of the season have claimed the Swedish defenseman off of waivers from the Caps.

[UPDATE 12:25] Because Urbom cleared waivers, he can go back down to Albany and apparently, that's where he will start, as per TG via Lou Lamoriello.


Though it was never clear when Ryane Clowe would return from what is being described as a concussion, it seems like the big winger is on his way back.

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The moment that many have been waiting for is finally here. It may only be a stop-gap, one-game tryout, but coveted forward?Reid Boucher?will get his first chance to play with the big boys tonight when he suits up for the New Jersey Devils against the Montreal Canadiens.

[sny-box]

Reid Boucher by the number: Albany 2013

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Adam Henrique left Monday's contest in Montreal with an upper body injury and did not return. ?The injury happened when he got tangled with Alexei Emelin at the end of the first period. ?Henrique tried to play through it in the second but couldn't go.

His status is unknown for Wednesday's game at Prudential Center against Montreal.

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With his third period goal off of his own rebound, Jaromir Jagr has moved into a tie for the eighth most goals in NHL history. The 41-year-old Czech native ties former Red Wing Steve Yzerman at 692 career goals.

Jagr needs just two more goals to move into seventh place, alongside Mark Messier.?

RkBornNamePosGPGAPPIM+/-PPGSHGGWGG/GPA/GPP/GP
11961Wayne GretzkyF14878941963285757751820473910.6011.3201.921
21928Gordie HoweF17678011049185016850.4530.5941.047
31964Brett HullF1269741650139145823265201100.5840.5121.096
41951Marcel DionneF1348731104017716002823419740.5420.7721.314
51942Phil EspositoF12827178731590910249231180.5590.6811.240
61959Mike GartnerF1432708627133511596721723900.4940.4380.932
71961Mark MessierF175669411931887191021017963920.3950.6791.075
8t1965Steve YzermanF15146921063175592418520250940.4570.7021.159
8t1972Jarom?r J?grF141669210161707973286195111210.4880.7181.206
- Stats via Quanthockey.com
 
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Defenseman Seth Helgeson has been called up from Albany on emergency recall, after Stephen Gionta was placed on IR, as per Rich Chere.

Helgeson gives the Devils a bit more flexibility on defense, should they need to sit someone tonight or Friday against the Hurricanes.

With Adam Larsson out due to a lower body injury, that left the Devils with only six defensemen after Jon Merrill was called up from Albany as well. Larsson's ailment is on top of injuries to Bryce Salvador and more recently, Anton Volchenkov.

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Eric Gelinas left Thursday night's game with a foot injury after blocking a shot.

X-rays on his foot were negative, though there's no immediate prognosis, quite yet.

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A day after being placed on waivers, Czech winger Rostislav Olesz has not been picked up by another club.

Update - 1:42 p.m.: Olesz has been assigned to Albany (Gulitti).The former seventh-overall pick in the 2004 draft has just two assists for the Devils in 10 games this season.

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Peter Harrold was placed on the injured reserve list, retroactive to October 24th with is what is being described as an upper-body injury.

To fill his spot, Jon Merrill has been called up from Albany.

As per Tom Gulliti, Merrill will wear no. 34.

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As it was widely expected, Cory Schneider has been activated off the injured list and will start against the Minnesota Wild.

Schneider has played well against the Wild in his career and with Brodeur starting the last three games, it'll be no. 35 who gets the call.

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A surprise change to the lineup tonight, as Patrik Elias has been scratched.

Taking his place in the lineup will be Mattias Tedenby.

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After tweaking his ankle in practice, Travis Zajac will be out for Saturday's game against the Flyers.

Taking his place will be Jacob Josefson who play with Dainius Zubrus and Damien Brunner tonight.

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Devils Defenseman Alexander Urbom has been picked up by the Washington Capitals after the Devils placed the young defenseman on waivers yesterday.

This is a puzzling move for New Jersey, as there were certainly a few other options to be sent down with a far lesser risk of being picked up. Not to diminish the play of Stephen Gionta, but sending him down, even if it was just for a few games, might have been a smarter move than to expose Urbom to waivers.

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The New Jersey Devils have signed Damien Brunner to a multi-year deal, the team announced.

The terms of the deal were not announced, in accordance with club policy.

The Devils brought in Brunner on a professional tryout contract last week, looking to add forward depth to their lineup. The 27-year-old Swiss native had 26 points (12 goals, 14 assists) for the Detroit Red Wings last year.

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In a move that was long rumored over the summer, Damien Brunner will be attending training camp, looking to make the club.

This is a no-brainer if you ask me. Give him a tryout, see how he does, and if it doesn't pan out, there's no harm done.

Tags: Breaking News, Damien Brunner, Detroit Red Wings, Lineup Changes, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, Roster Moves, rostislav olesz, Stefan Matteau
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The NHL announced Thursday that Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov will be suspended four games for an elbow to the head of Bruins forward Brad Marchand roughly 15 minutes into the second period of Wednesday's game. The full video from Brendan Shanahan is below:

The suspension means Volchenkov will half of the Devils' remaining eight regular-season games.

It's one game more than I thought he could get, but I'm not surprised the NHL went up to four after watching the video. Shanhan harped on a few things. One, Volchenkov extended his elbow to the point where it became "reckless elbow contact to the head" of Marchand. Two, Marchand tried to avoid the hit and turned his head, but it doesn't change the fact that Volchenkov didn't pursue the puck and turned what could've been a legal body check into an illegal elbow. Three, Volchenkov was in control of the play and in control of his body and clearly pursued the elbow to the head instead of playing the body. Shanahan also referenced Volchenkov's prior suspension and Marchand's injury (likely concussion) as factors, so at least the NHL admits a player's injury status affects how they rule. When you watch the video, it's hard to disagree with the four-game ban, which is often the case with Shanny's home movies.

Tags: Adam Larsson, ANTON VOLCHENKOV, Breaking News, Brendan Shanahan, Devils, Devs, New Jersey Devils, Peter Harrold, Shanaban, suspension
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Bryce Salvador left Thursday night's game only minutes into the first period after taking a hip check along the boards. Salvador's right hip appeared to be the principal point of contact and he could barely put pressure on the leg as he glided off the ice. Salvador went directly to the locker room.

The Devils dressed seven defensemen tonight so they'll be OK if Salvador can't return.

UPDATE: According to Tom Gulitti, Salvador just returned to the bench.

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Ilya Kovalchuk lost his edge and went hard into the boards Saturday night. He got up and was in immediate pain, skating over the bench while clutching his shoulder. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello addressed the media Sunday afternoon regarding Kovalchuk's injury and said the Devils' franchise player won't need surgery but will miss at least two to four weeks.

https://twitter.com/TGfireandice/status/315872417560014849

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Ilya Kovalchuk left Saturday's game against the Panthers after sliding shoulder first into the endboards. Kovalchuk was skating below the goal line and lost his edge. He fell slid into the boards. Kovalchuk eventually got up but was in clear pain and favoring his right shoulder. He skated off the ice doubled over and went directly to the locker room.

As of the 12:25 mark of the third, Kovalchuk had yet to return from the locker room. Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice tweeted out a worrisome memory for Devils fans:

https://twitter.com/TGfireandice/status/315631077156855808

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Stefan Matteau played just 5:11 of ice time in Saturday night's 2-1 loss to Montreal.

Less than 24 hours later, according to Mikael Lalancette of Quebec's TVA Sports, Matteau was shipped back to juniors on Sunday.

Matteau netted just one goal and had two assists in 17 games with New Jersey. The 19-year old was a healthy scratch for three straight games before Saturday and had not recorded a point since New Jersey's loss in Buffalo on March 2.

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The Devils will be without two forwards for their game Saturday against Montreal.

https://twitter.com/NHLDevils/status/313037908384808961

We kind of thought New Jersey would be without Loktionov tonight-- less than 24 hours from leaving the game in Philadelphia. Harri Pesonen will make his NHL debut and play on a line with Patrik Elias and David Clarkson.

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You want some more good news Devils fans?

https://twitter.com/TGfireandice/status/311489174287024128

You must crawl before you can walk, right? The Devils have been coy on Brodeur's status he was scratched before his Feb. 24 start against Winnipeg. But Brodeur can't play unless he can skate and getting him on the ice is of paramount importance.

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https://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun/status/309793535274663936

We'll have more on this specifically in the next coming days, but wanted to get it out there now.

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The Bobby Butler experiment is apparently over.

Butler, who registered only two points in 16 games, was placed on waivers Sunday.

Butler had seen his ice time cut drastically the last two games. The forward, who signed with New Jersey last offseason after a three-year stint in Ottawa, was a minus-1 in only 5:19 of the Devils' 4-3 loss Saturday in Buffalo.

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The New Jersey Devils' lines, scoring and continuity have been in flux since Ryan Carter went down on Feb. 18 against the Ottawa Senators.

But it looks as if Carter's on his way back.

https://twitter.com/TGfireandice/status/307546615454003200

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Martin Brodeur was scheduled to see a doctor Tuesday before the Devils decided how to proceed with his injury. Well, it appears they've made a decision:

https://twitter.com/TGfireandice/status/306521851541196801

This means Brodeur will miss at least two games (Thursday and Saturday), three if you include Sunday's late scratch. Should we worry that all the miles have finally caught up to Marty or are the Devils just being cautious with their 40-year-old netminder? Maybe a little of both. Outside of Ilya Kovalchuk, Brodeur is the most indispensable player on the roster and you could argue he's more important than Kovy. Expect Johan Hedberg to start one if not both of the games Brodeur has missed with Keith Kincaid Kinkaid being added to the active roster as a backup. We'll have more on this later, but I wanted to get the news up for now.

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Martin Brodeur was all set to make his 14th start Sunday at Prudential Center.

Instead, the 40-year old netminder left the ice early during warmups and was scratched from his scheduled start against the Jets.

Johan Hedberg will start for the second straight day. Brodeur is sitting on the bench as the backup.

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Lou Lamoriello dropped a nice little bomb on Devils Nation after the first period of today's scrimmage.

? NHLDevilsPR (@NHLDevilsPR) January 16, 2013More as we know it...

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We'll have far more on this later and tomorrow, but here's who, when and where the Devils will be playing this season.

JANUARY

  • 1/19 - Devils @ Islanders
  • 1/22 - Flyers @ Devils
  • 1/25 - Capitals @ Devils
  • 1/27 - Devils @ Canadiens
  • 1/29 - Devils @ Bruins
  • 1/31 - Islanders @ Devils
The rest of the schedule after the jump...

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The CBA has been ratified. The Memorandum has been been Understood. Unlock the gates and open the hypothetical doors. Let's play some hockey.

? Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) January 13, 2013UPDATE: Free agency, waivers and trades are allowed starting around midnight.

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Now all we're waiting for is the signed and agreed Memo of Understanding and then we'll get an official schedule and player movement.

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As expected, the Devils will kick off the lockout-shortened 2013 regular season against the Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, Jan. 19, according to Tom Gulitti of The Record.

Gulitti also mentions the Devils' home opener is expected to be Tuesday, Jan. 22, against an as-yet-unnamed opponent. The schedule will be officially announced Saturday after the players vote to ratify the new CBA, which will happen by 8 a.m. Saturday morning.

What do you think? Yay or Nay on opening on the road against the Isles? Sound off in the comments!

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Pardon the FDR pun in the headline, but the owners have ratified the new CBA as expected, according to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

LeBrun also notes that the players will electronically vote on the new CBA on Friday and Saturday, but that won't affect the timing of training camps opening Sunday.
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Ilya Kovalchuk will be out of game 2 against the Philadelphia Flyers. He has be listed as day to day. Yesterday he was not with the team due to going to therapy for an injury that was sustained in the first round against Florida. They are calling it a lower body injury. Tim Sestito is in Philadelphia with the team but DeBoer is unsure if he will take Kovalchuk's spot in the lineup.

It was obvious in recent games that Kovy has not been 100%. This certainly will make things harder for Coach Pete DeBoer when it comes to line?combinations. Hopefully this is not a serious matter for Kovalchuk. The Devils need him to be 100% if they want to beat a very tough Philadelphia Flyers team.

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Via Knicks PR

The New York Knickerbockers announced today that Glen Grunwald has been named executive vice president and general manager. Grunwald had been serving in this role on an interim basis since July.

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Darren Drager tweeted this morning reporting that the Minnesota Wild defenseman Marek Zidlicky has waived his no trade clause to come to the Devils. No deal has officially made. Things are in the works. Zidlicky has 1 more year left on his deal after this season at a $4 million cap hit.

I think this would be great for Zidlicky and the Devils. He will provide great depth for the Devils as they hope to move up in the standings. If the Devils don't have to give up too much for him it'll be a great deal for the Devils.

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Adam Henrique and Adam Larsson will not be participating in this weekend's All Star festivities in Ottawa. Henrique and Larsson both finished last night's game with some health problems. Henrique tweaked his groin while Larsson had a sore wrist. The Devils will have no representatives in the All Star game or skills competition.
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The Fourth Period is reporting that the NHL may have to advance the Devils $20 million to be able to pay the payroll for the rest of season. One of the biggest contracts on the team is soon to be free agent Zach Parise.

Now it is already suspect that Parise may not be back with the team next season but it seems like the Devils may not be able to afford him for the rest of the season. So it may seem that the Devils might have to trade Parise for draft picks to ease up on some one the payroll.

This is troubling news for the Devils because there is no doubt that Zach Parise will bring in revenue next season should he resign but could really hurt the team off the ice should he depart. Definitely give this a read.

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The Devils acquired Alexi Ponikarosky for prospect Joe Sova and a 4th round pick in this year's draft. He will be in the lineup this afternoon when the Devils play the Philadelphia Flyers. Alexi will play on the 3rd line with Jacob Josefson and David Clarkson. To make room for him on the roster the Devils have sent Mattias Tedenby down to Albany.

I think this is a great trade for the Devils and hopefully will give the Devils 3 solid lines that can score on a consistent basis. Ponikarovsky is a great depth player whose contract expires at the end of this season. If things workout for him in New Jersey hopefully he'll resign again.

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Both Henrique and Larsson will be going to Ottawa to represent the Devils in the All Star Skills competitions during the All Star break. This is a tremendous honor for these rookies with bright futures in the NHL. Congrats to them. However no Devils will be represented in the actual All Star game.

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Adam Henrique has been named the rookie of the month by the NHL for the month of December. Henrique has really played on the top line with Kovalchuk and Parise. Congratulations to Adam Henrique!
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The Devils have sent Rod Pelley, Mark Fraser and a 7th Round Pick to the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Kurtis Foster and goaltender Timo Pielmeier.

This is an upgrade for the Devils on defense and gives them a right handed shot from the point on the power play thanks to Foster. So far this season Foster has 1 goal and 1 assist in 9 games this season with the Ducks. Hopefully he can contribute more with the Devils. He is expected to join the team in Florida tomorrow.

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As per Bob McKenzie, The New Jersey Devils claim center Ryan Carter. Carter was placed on waivers earlier this week by the Florida Panthers. This move was definitely made to fill the spot left vacant due Jacob Josefson's injury. He will join the team in Phoenix and may play Thursday against the Coyotes.

Some stats on Carter:

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