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September 30, 2009
Ilkka Pikkarainen placed on IR; NJ Devils roster set at 23
  Defenseman Mark Fraser and forward Patrik Elias were already on IR. By placing Pikkarainen on IR, because he is still bothered by the flu, it allowed the Devils to keep rookie right winger Matt Halischuk. Here is the Devils' opening roster: Goaltenders (2): Martin Brodeur, Yann Danis Left...
Three NJ Devils assigned to Lowell (AHL); no more cuts may be needed
  Defensemen Jay Leach and Rob Davison, along with center Tim Sestito, all cleared waivers at noon Wednesday and were assigned to the Devils' AHL minor league affiliate in Lowell, Mass. Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello has until 3 p.m. Wednesday to get his final roster into the NHL office...
NHL Network will televise NJ Devils-Vancouver Canucks Dec. 2
Will televise 77 games this season Jim McIssac/Getty ImagesMartin Brodeur and the Devils will be televised by NHL Network. The NHL Network U.S. will televise a Dec. 2 meeting between the Devils and Vancouver Canucks.The game, which will likely feature goaltenders Martin Brodeur and Roberto...
Slideshow: NJ Devils vs. NY Islanders
Rivals clash in a preseason hockey game at The Rock.
NJ Devils vs. NY Islanders preseason: As they play
We're live here for the Devils' final preseason game, as they host the Islanders here at the Prudential Center in Newark. The Devils went up to the Nassau Coliseum and beat the Isles, 4-2, on Sept. 23. The Devils are 3-0-1 so far this preseason. Opening night is just four days away -- New...
Is this the season Niclas Bergfors makes an impact with NJ Devils?
Skating on line with Rod Niedermayer and Brendan Shanahan Getty ImagesNiclas Bergfors (center) is likely to start the season on the Devils' third line. Barring an injury, Niclas Bergfors will start the regular season on Saturday as the Devils’ third-line left winger.The question...
September 29, 2009
Jay Leach, Rob Davison and Tim Sestito put on waivers by NJ Devils
  Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDefenseman Jay Leach (left) was among three players placed on waivers.                                           The Devils placed defenseman Jay...
One last tuneup before NJ Devils kick off regular season
Getty ImagesNiclas Bergfors (18) will skate with newcomer Rob Niedermayer in the Devils' final preseason tuneup against the Islanders.                                 How long did it take the Devils to adapt to their...
September 28, 2009
Conditioning not a major issue for new NJ Devils center Rob Niedermayer
Like brother Scott, Rob jumps right into the action APRob Niedermayer is in good enough shape to play in the Devils' preseason finale. Throughout his NHL career, it has always been said that Scott Niedermayer could take an entire year off, roll out of bed at 3 o’clock one morning and...
Rob Niedermayer will play in Tuesday night's preseason finale for NJ Devils
  Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerJay Pandolfo (right) won't play in Tuesday night's preseason game.                               Rob Nidermayer will be in the Devils' lineup Tuesday night when they face the...
Rob Niedermayer joins NJ Devils; Jay Pandolfo practices
  APRob Niedermayer (44) last season with the Ducks.                           Newly-signed center Rob Niedermayer joined the Devils Monday morning and took part in their practice wearing No. 21 while centering a line...
September 27, 2009
NJ Devils pay the price for being 'out of shape'
Getty ImagesDevils coach Jacques Lemaire, shown during Saturday night's preseason game, ran a hard practice Sunday.                                 Jacques Lemaire refused to call it a  punishment practice. In...
NJ Devils make roster cuts; Mike Mottau practices but Jay Pandolfo is out
  Getty ImagesDavid Clarkson (left) battles with Daniel Carcillo of the Flyers Saturday night in Newark.                                                 Defenseman...
Martin Brodeur looks sharp in NJ Devils goal; no broken nose for David Clarkson
                                      Martin Brodeur looked in mid-season form Saturday night. The Devils goalie stopped all 21 Philadelphia shots in a 1-0 shutout victory over the Flyers in a preseason...
Coach Jacques Lemaire says NJ Devils lack chemistry after preseason victory
Rich Schultz/Associated PressRod Pelley beats Flyers defenseman Matt Carle for a scoring chance Saturday night against goalie Ray Emery. With one preseason tuneup remaining before he start of the regular season, Devils coach Jacques Lemaire does not like what he sees. Yes, the Devils and Martin...
With forward Rob Niedermayer on board, Devils youngster Tim Sestito searches for playing time
The moment the Devils signed veteran forward Rob Niedermayer late last week, rookie center Tim Sestito knew the landscape had changed. Niedermayer, who agreed to a one-year deal for $1 million, will claim one of two openings at center. “You would think so. I don’t think you bring a guy...
NJ Devils-Flyers preseason: As they played
  Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerNiclas Bergfors led the Devils in preseason scoring entering Saturday night's game.                                         For the second time in three...
September 26, 2009
NJ Devils young centers know they'll be impacted by signing of Rob Niedermayer
  James Lang/US PresswireRod Pelley knows he will be impacted by the acquisition of Rob...
NJ Devils down to final two preseason games
              John Munson/The Star-LedgerDevils coach Jacques Lemaire talks with Johnny Oduya during practice Friday.                             The Devils dressed one...
September 25, 2009
NJ Devils sign free agent forward Rob Niedermayer
Matt Halischuk avoids injury and scores goal; NJ Devils delay more cuts
Injuries to NJ Devils' Mike Mottau and Mark Fraser leave defense shorthanded
NJ Devils-Flyers preseason: As they played
NJ Devils assistant coach Mario Tremblay's enthusiasm rubs off
September 24, 2009
NJ Devils trim roster to 32 by making 10 cuts
Flyers will see Martin Brodeur and NJ Devils' top line
Martin Brodeur ready to make NJ Devils preseason debut
Niclas Bergfors finally looking like he belongs with NJ Devils
Goalie Yann Danis finally gets his NJ Devils mask
NJ Devils-Islanders preseason: As they played
NJ Devils forward Patrik Elias not yet skating
September 23, 2009
Pat Burns hoping health will allow him to scout for NJ Devils this season
Pat Burns hopes health will allow him to scout for NJ Devils this season
September 22, 2009
Battles ongoing at center and defense in NJ Devils training camp
NJ Devils backup Yann Danis set to play two periods against Islanders; Martin Brodeur to play in Philly
Ilkka Pikkarainen, Patrice Cormier, Tyler Eckford missing from NJ Devils practice
Enforcer Andrew Peters determined to make NJ Devils' roster
September 21, 2009
NJ Devils will choose between keeping Andy Greene or Cory Murphy
NJ Devils have intrasquad scrimmage at practice
NJ Devils tryout Andrew Peters isn't considering minors
Mark Fraser only rookie defenseman practicing with NJ Devils veterans
September 20, 2009
Mark Fraser only rookie defenseman practicing with NJ Devils
NJ Devils rookies beat Philadelphia Flyers rookies, 5-4, in shootout
NJ Devils rookies beat Philadelphia Flyers rookies, 5-4, in shootout
September 18, 2009
Reputation as 'trapping coach' bothers NJ Devils' Jacques Lemaire
Bill Kostroun/APJacques Lemaire has shown his players that reputations aren't always accurate. The moment Jacques Lemaire was hired as Devils coach, many assumed the team would go back to its trapping style of the past. Lemaire perfected the defensive style with the Devils back in the...
No changes on NJ Devils top line
Bill Kostroun/Associated PressZach Parise (left) and Travis Zajac celebrate after Wednesday night's shootout victory over the Rangers. The Devils' top line remained the same Friday morning with Zach Parise, Travis Zajac and Jamie Langenbrunner still together. Coach Jacques Lemaire also kept...
With playoff memory still painful, NJ Devils concentrate on avoiding letdowns while in the lead
Christopher Pasatieri/US PresswireJordan Owens celebrates after scoring the tying goal for the Rangers in the third period Wednesday night. The Devils blew a 2-0 lead in the period. Agony is still very evident on the face of Devils defenseman Mike Mottau when he talks about the season-ending...
September 17, 2009
Cory Murphy responds to NJ Devils coach Jacques Lemaire's challenge
Bill Kostroun/APDefenseman Cory Murphy (28 in front of bench) said coach Jacques Lemaire was right in saying he must score points to make the team. Jacques Lemaire said diminutive defenseman Cory Murphy must score points and create chances on the power play if he is going to earn a spot on the...
Nathan Perkovich missing from NJ Devils rookie practice
Christopher Pasatieri/US PresswirePierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond (22) fights Brent Henley of the Rangers Wednesday night. Leblond practiced with the rookies Thursday afternoon. Rookie winger Nathan Perkovich, who was struck by a shot from teammate Eric Gelinas in Wednesday's minor league game...
A tough day for NJ Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner, who snubs reporters
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils captain Jamie Langenbrunner, shown during last spring's playoffs, refused to talk to reporters after practice Thursday. It wasn't the best of days for Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner. After a rough morning practice at the Prudential Center in which he...
Jamie Langenbrunner back on NJ Devils' first line
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDevils center Travis Zajac (19), battling with Vinny Prospal of the Rangers Wednesday night, has right winger Jamie Langenbrunner back on his line. Zach Parise and Travis Zajac had right winger Jamie Langenbrunner back on their line for Thursday's morning practice at...
Brendan Shanahan wears "C" for NJ Devils; Jacques Lemaire challenges Cory Murphy
Bill Kostroun/APJacques Lemaire was back behind the Devils' bench as they opened the preseason with a 3-2 shootout win over the Rangers Wednesday night at the Prudential Center. If Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner is just a little bit nervous, it wouldn't be surprising. First, his spot at...
David Clarkson gets an "A" and scores two goals in NJ Devils' 3-2 win
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDevils right winger David Clarkson, wearing the alternate captain's "A," is congratulated after scoring his first of two power play goals Wednesday night. He is the kind of player who can have a big season scoring garbage goals. David Clarkson is perfectly willing to...
Goalie Yann Danis goes the distance in NJ Devils preseason debut
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDevils goalie Yann Danis played the entire game and stopped 28 of 30 shots against the Rangers Wednesday night. Yann Danis would have preferred a regulation time victory in his Devils debut, but the 28-year-old goalie was more than satisfied with the way he played in...
NJ Devils-Rangers preseason: As they played
The Devils opened their preseason schedule Wednesday night against the Rangers at the Prudential Center. FIRST PERIOD: The Devils' starting lineup had Yann Danis in goal, Bryce Salvador and Mark Fraser on defense. The starting line was LW Vladimid Zharkov, C Patrice Cormier and RW David...
September 16, 2009
Michael Swift gives NJ Devils 1-0 lead over Rangers in rookie game
Tom Farrell/The Star-LedgerJohn MacLean was behind the bench for the first time as Lowell (AHL) head coach. Center Michael Swift stole the puck at center ice and scored an unassisted goal at 17:56 of the first period as the Devils took a 1-0 lead over the Rangers in Wednesday's afternoon...
MSG Plus and MSG to televise 76 NJ Devils games this season
Bill Kostroun/APThe Devils' new era, with head coach Jacques Lemaire and assistant coach Mario Tremblay (shown here in 1997), will have76 games televised by MSG Plus and MSG. MSG Plus, along with MSG Plus 2 and MSG, will telecast 76 of the Devils' 82 regular-season games in 2009-10. The...
Alexander Urbom's age doesn't bother NJ Devils coach Jacques Lemaire; Mark Fraser making a push
Frank Franklin II/APRookie defenseman Mark Fraser, shown fighting Chris Simon of the Islanders on Feb. 17, 2007, at Nassau Coliseum, hopes his time has come to make the NHL roster for good. Alexander Urbom is only 18 years old. Logic says the Devils' young defenseman will be playing junior...
Will NJ Devils need to make a trade to replace Patrik Elias?
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesBrian Rolston says the Devils won't need divine help to overcome the loss of Patrik Elias. Now that the preseason games are beginning and the regular season is only three weeks away, the Devils must find a way to overcome the loss of Patrik Elias. The veteran forward...
NJ Devils will provide update on Patrik Elias after morning skate
Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-LedgerThe Devils will reveal Wednesday morning the results of hip/groin tests Patrik Elias underwent Tuesday in Philadelphia. The Devils will give an update on the condition of forward Patrik Elias after the team skates Wednesday morning at the Prudential...
September 15, 2009
NJ Devils awaiting test results on Patrik Elias' groin
Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-LedgerThe Devils are waiting on test results for forward Patrik Elias, who underwent hip-/groin surgery this summer. Devils forward Patrik Elias was examined by a groin specialist in Philadelphia Tuesday, but no results were immediately available. The Devils...
Yann Danis ready for NJ Devils preseason start against Rangers
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesGoalie Yann Danis, shown last season with the Islanders, will start Wednesday nighyt against the Rangers. Right from the start, Yann Danis will experience the unusual. The goalie, signed by the Devils as a free agent on July 10, will get the start in Wednesday...
Jacques Lemaire: NJ Devils better with puck than Minnesota Wild
Joe Epstein/The Star-LedgerDefenseman Mark Fraser will get to play in the Devils' first preseason game. Now that he is starting to get a feel for his new team, coach Jacques Lemaire compared the Devils to the Minnesota Wild. The Devils, he said, are better up front. "I think the puck...
Martin Brodeur won't play in NJ Devils' preseason opener; Alexander Urbom in lineup
Jeff McIntosh/APMartin Brodeur, shown during Team Canada's Olympic orientation camp, will not play in the Devils' preseason opener against the Rangers. Martin Brodeur won't play in the Devils' preseason opener against the Rangers Wednesday night at the Prudential Center. Yann Danis will start...
Jamie Langenbrunner still separated from NJ Devils first-line mates
Tommy Giglio/US PresswireZach Parise, shown during USAHockey's Olympic orientation camp, skated with Travis Zajac but not right winger Jamie Langenbrunner. Jamie Langenbrunner will almost certainly be put back on the line with Zach Parise and Travis Zajac at some point during Devils training...

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