There will be major subplots from the organization's past and present taking place Saturday night when the New Jersey Devils host the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center.
Before the puck drops on this important Eastern Conference clash, the Devils (31-22-8) will honor the franchise's all-time leading scorer, and two-time Stanley Cup champion, Patrik Elias, retiring his No. 26 sweater.
Once the game begins, however, all eyes will be on No. 40 in the home red jersey as Michael Grabner makes his debut for the Devils after being acquired in a pre-deadline trade with the New York Rangers -- a first between the two teams -- on Thursday.
Regarding the former subplot, Devils coach John Hynes had this to say of Elias: "He's such a strong symbol of the past, of where this organization has been. He epitomizes what a Devil is. He's a highly talented player, but he's driven, he's competitive, he's loyal, he's got high character." >> Read more
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