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September 30, 2014
Will the Devils keep Stefan Matteau and Reid Boucher? Here's what they think
Coach Pete DeBoer says they are both NHL players NEWARK — One of the most interesting aspects of Devils training camp has been the emergence of Reid Boucher and Stefan Matteau as NHL-caliber players. But will the Devils make room for both? For that matter, will...
Devils release unsigned tryouts Tomas Kaberle and Ruslan Fedotenko
Scott Gomez sits out scrimmage because of injured wrist NEWARK — The Devils released winger Ruslan Fedotenko and defenseman Tomas Kaberle Tuesday. Both players were unsigned training camp tryouts. That leaves the Devils with 32 players on their preseason...
5 things you should know about Devils defenseman Andy Greene
Michigan native has a new contract and new defense partner NEWARK — As the Devils decide whether to keep rookies like Damon Severson and Seth Helgeson or veteran Tomas Kaberle, there is one constant on their defense: Andy Greene. Here are 5 things you should...
September 29, 2014
Wrist injury jeopardizes Scott Gomez's chance of making Devils roster
Center has excelled in preseason despite playing with pain NEWARK — To some, it is amazing how well Scott Gomez has performed during his training camp tryout with the Devils. But it's even more impressive because the 34-year-old center has been dealing with a...
UPDATED: Devils' backup goalie battle too tight to call? It may continue
No. 1 Cory Schneider may not play entire last two preseason games NEWARK — The battle for Devils backup goalie is so close, according to coach Pete DeBoer, it may have to continue a little longer. The original plan was for No. 1 goalie Cory Schneider to play the...
UPDATED: Devils' Ryane Clowe will make preseason debut Thursday; Jon Merrill probable
Both players back from head injuries NEWARK — Two Devils players who have overcome head injuries are ready to play the final two preseason games. Left winger Ryane Clowe and defenseman Jon Merrill both could be in the lineup Thursday night when the Devils host...
Jon Merrill practices; Scott Gomez rests but is still with Devils on tryout
Andy Greene, Marek Zidlicky, Stephen Gionta take day off NEWARK — Defenseman Jon Merrill was among a partial group of Devils players who practiced at noon in AmeriHealth Pavilion Monday. It was his second practice since suffering an upper body injury. Those who...
5 things you don't know about Devils winger Jaromir Jagr
How many pairs of skates does he use in a season? Coffee or tea? NEWARK — Jaromir Jagr is coming off a season for the Devils in which he surprised even his coach by leading the team in scoring. Jagr said he expects to be even better this season. Here are 5...
Jon Merrill not involved in Devils' early practice session
Young blue liner expected to address media NEWARK — The Devils held partial-squad practice session Monday morning in AmeriHealth Pavilion and defenseman Jon Merrill did not take part in the session. Merrill, who resumed practicing with a groups of players Sunday...
Devils' backup goalie battle is over, but we still don't know who won it
Will it be veteran Scott Clemmensen or rookie Keith Kinkaid? NEWARK — The battle to be the Devils' backup goalie is essentially over. We just don't know the outcome for sure yet. But with Cory Schneider probably set to play the final two preseason games, it is...
September 28, 2014
WATCH: Devils' Steve Bernier's stick breaks on a slap shot
New Jersey Devils right wing Steve Bernier was being trailed by Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds in the third period. Bernier went through his windup as he attempted a slap against Flyers goalie Rob Zepp, only to have his stick break ruining his shot during their preseason game at the...
Watch Devils' Steve Bernier's stick break on a slap shot
New Jersey Devils right wing Steve Bernier was being trailed by Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds in the third period. Bernier went through his windup as he attempted a slap against Flyers goalie Rob Zepp, only to have his stick break ruining his shot during their preseason game at the...
Is the Devils' first line showing enough promise to stay together?
Coach Pete DeBoer says they're still in the 'dating stage' NEWARK — Has the Devils' first line been good enough in two preseason games to keep them together? Coach Pete DeBoer said Sunday morning that the trio of Mike Cammalleri, Traviz Zajac and...
Devils' Scott Gomez answers the home crowd boos by scoring 2 goals
But coach Pete DeBoer won't say if veteran has made the team NEWARK — Scott Gomez said it was inevitable. Those Devils fans who are still bitter about his decision to leave the club in 2007 to sign with the Rangers were going to boo him in the first preseason...
Rapid reaction: Devils hold on to edge Flyers, 3-1, in preseason meeting at Pru Center
preseason NEWARK — Scott Gomez scored a pair of power play goals and the Devils held on to edge the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-1, in a preseason game Sunday night at Prudential Center. Despite outshooting the Flyers by a wide margin, the Flyers were still in the...
Flyers vs Devils: LIVE analysis and fan chat during the game
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Devils vs. Flyers preseason: What you should know
Goalie Scott Clemmensen, fighting for backup job, knows what is at stake NEWARK — The Devils will play their first preseason home game Sunday night when they host the Philadelphia Flyers at Prudential Center. They will bring a 1-1-1 record into the...
Devils release Mike Komisarek; Scott Wedgewood, Renat Mamashev to Albany (AHL)
Corbin McPherson and Joe Whitney also assigned to AHL club NEWARK — The Devils released training camp tryout Mike Komisarek Sunday and assigned four players to their Albany (AHL) minor league team. Goalie Scott Wedgewood; defensemen Renat Mamashev and Corbin...
Devils' Pete DeBoer on new top line finding chemistry: They're in the dating stage right now
Mike Cammalleri must fit in with Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr NEWARK — The Devils' top line of Mike Cammalleri, Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr did not have a memorable first game together. So will Devils coach Pete DeBoer be watching closely Sunday night to see...
Devils: Jon Merrill now practicing with team; won't play vs. Flyers
Scott Clemmensen and Keith Kinkaid are goalies for Sunday night preseason game NEWARK — Jon Merrill is skating in AmeriHealth Pavilion with Devils players not in the lineup tonight against the Flyers. GM Lou Lamoriello said Merrill has been skating on his own...
Jakub Voracek thinks Flyers finally have speed to deal with Devils
Flyers-Devils meet again Sunday night in Newark. NEWARK – Cup contender or not good enough to make the playoffs, the Devils often bring out the worst in the Flyers. Their forechecking, puck-controlling, defense-first system has led to a lot of Flyers'...
5 reasons why Martin Havlat's signing could be a steal for the Devils
Winger should make the power play better NEWARK — Devils GM Lou Lamoriello has taken criticism, fairly or unfairly, for some of his free agent signings over the past few years. We aren’t about to judge this summer’s new acquisitions at this point...
September 27, 2014
Devils assign Mike Sislo, Tim Sestito, 17 others to Albany (AHL)
NHL roster now at 39 NEWARK — The Devils Saturday assigned 19 players to their Albany (AHL) minor league club. Assigned to Albany were: Goaltender Maxime Clermont; defensemen Brandon Burlon, Joe Faust, Raman Hrabarenka, Dan Kelly and Reece Scarlett; and...
Devils found out that Scott Gomez can be positive factor on power play point
Center jokes that opposing team is shocked to see him there BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Yes, that was Scott Gomez playing the point on the power play for the Devils Friday night. His passing skills from that spot are a given, but he also displayed a strong shot during the...
September 26, 2014
Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid bounced back after early giveaway
After two decades of Martin Brodeur's puck handling, Devils are spoiled BROOKLYN, NY. — It was the kind of misplay that could cause a meltdown for a young goaltender. Not Keith Kinkaid. After the Devils’ goalie gave the puck away for an Islanders...
Devils don't know whether to laugh or cry about shootouts at this point
Reid Boucher scores (no surprise), but Adam Henrique and Martin Havlat don't BROOKLYN, NY. — Coach Pete DeBoer and GM Lou Lamoriello have both guaranteed that the Devils will be better in shootouts this season. That, of course, isn’t going too far out...
Devils lose another shootout! Fall to Islanders, 3-2, in preseason battle in Brooklyn
Strong performances from goalie Keith Kinkaid and center Scott Gomez BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Goalie Keith Kinkaid made two big saves in 4-on-4 overtime, but he became the victim of yet another shootout loss. The Devils, who went 0-13 in shootouts last season, fell to...
Devils vs Islanders: LIVE analysis and fan chat during the game
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Devils vs. Islanders preseason in Brooklyn: What you should know
No Brooklyn 'homecoming' for Renat Mamashev; Keith Kinkaid set to play full game BROOKLYN, N.Y — Greetings from Barclay’s Center, where the atmosphere is decidedly more low key than last September’s preseason meeting between the Devils and...
Flyers' Jakub Voracek hilarious talking about Devils' Jaromir Jagr still playing at 42
Jagr and Voracek chatted briefly after Thursday's Flyers-Devils game at Wells Fargo Center. VOORHEES – Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek waited patiently outside the Devils’ dressing room following Thursday night’s preseason game at Wells Fargo...
Devils' Damien Brunner: I need ice time, not a kick in the pants, to score 25 goals
Devils will face Islanders Friday night in Brooklyn, N.Y. NEWARK — Devils winger Damien Brunner disputes the idea that he needs an occasional kick in the pants from the coach to maximize his skills. More ice time, Brunner said, would get him scoring at a 25-goal...
John MacLean's next challenge with Devils: MSG TV analyst
Former player discusses his brief tenure as Devils head coach John MacLean offered some of the humor which is likely to be evident when he assumes his new job as analyst for Devils broadcasts on the MSG networks this season. Why did the former NHL coach and player...
Two Devils newcomers found some optimism in their preseason debuts
Scott Gomez and Mike Cammalleri shrug off loss to Flyers PHILADELPHIA — Scott Gomez and Mike Cammalleri are in completely different situations for the Devils this preseason. Cammalleri, who signed a 5-year, $25 million contract with the team this summer, is...
September 25, 2014
Flyers' Samuel Morin thinks he's 'close,' but Devils' Jaromir Jagr provided humbling reminder to defense prospect
Morin had a strong game Thursday in the Flyers' 4-0 win over the Devils, but he sure remembers losing a one-on-one battle with Jaromir Jagr. PHILADELPHIA – Samuel Morin, the Flyers' giant defenseman prospect, again didn't look like he's far from being NHL...
Devils' Cory Schneider, and his coach, shrug off a bad night in Philadelphia
Goalie is simply looking to get into form for regular season PHILADELPHIA — Guess Cory Schneider isn't going to have an 0.30 goals-against average like he did during the preseason last year. Not after a 4-0 preseason loss to the Flyers I'm which he played 60...
Devils coach Pete DeBoer after loss to Flyers: 'Thank God it's preseason'
Calls 4-0 loss 'ugly' but doesn't seem worried PHILADELPHIA — It was a lopsided loss the Devils will dismiss without worry. He won't see much good on the video of the 4-0 preseason loss to the Flyers, but did coach Pete DeBoer think anyone stood...
Devils watch from penalty box as Flyers roll to 4-0 preseason win
An unpleasant start for goalie Cory Schneider PHILADELPHIA — The Devils took three penalties in the first 13 minutes of play and they resulted in three power play goals as the Flyers spoiled Cory Schneider's preseason debut by defeating the goalie, 4-0, Thursday...
Devils vs Flyers: LIVE analysis and fan chat during the game
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Devils vs. Flyers preseason in Philadelphia: What you should know
Scott Gomez gets first chance to audition PHILADELPHIA — Greetings from the press box in Wells Fargo Center. The Devils and Flyers will face off in a preseason game Thursday night with Cory Schneider scheduled to play the full game in goal for New Jersey. 1...
Scott Gomez, Jaromir Jagr will be in Devils' lineup for preseason date with Flyers
Cory Schneider scheduled to play full game NEWARK — Cory Schneider is scheduled to play the full 60 minutes Thursday night in a preseason game against the Flyers at Wells Faroi Center. Scott Gomez will make his first appearance of the preseason. Scott Wedgewood...
What will the Devils' defense look like for the start of the regular season?
Adam Larsson and Eric Gelinas looking like D partners NEWARK — There is every reason to believe Adam Larsson and Eric Gelinas will both be on the Devils’ roster when they break training camp, and a very good chance that they will be defense...
5 things you should know about Devils goalie Cory Schneider
He'll start in goal Thursday night against Flyers and plans to play entire game Cory Schneider will start in goal for the Devils Thursday night and plans to play the entire preseason game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Schneider is...
September 24, 2014
Devils assign John Quenneville, Anthony Brodeur and 4 others to junior teams
John MacLean has joined MSG as an analyst NEWARK — Goalie Anthony Brodeur and 2014 first-round draft pick John Quenneville were among those players returned to their junior clubs Wednesday by the Devils. Sent back to their junior hockey teams were Brodeur...
10 things you should know about Devils co-owner Josh Harris
Attended Katy Perry, Fleetwood Mac concerts; doesn't have an office at Pru Center It’s been just over a year since Josh Harris and David Blitzer purchased the Devils for approximately $320 million. The franchise is now on sound financial footing and hoping...
Devils: Cory Schneider will play full game vs. Flyers; Jon Merrill improving
Full details on rookie game between Devils and Rangers in Newark NEWARK — Devils coach Pete DeBoer confirmed that Cory Schneider will start against the Flyers in Thursday night's preseason game at Wells Fargo Center. The plan is for Schneider to play the entire...
Devils' Ryan Carter said he has no idea when or if he will be signed
Defenseman Jon Merrill remains out for a fifth day NEWARK — Despite remaining unsigned, left winger Ryan Carter continues to participate in training camp with the hope that he will be a part of the Devils this season. But the unrestricted free agent really...
Devils' Rod Pelley still dreams of playing in NHL; sees coaching in his future
Veteran is valuable to organization for his leadership with young prospects NEWARK — For a veteran who has played nearly 260 games in the NHL, including three in the Stanley Cup playoffs, a ticket to the minors can be devastating. That is not the case, however...
N.J. Devils say new community partnerships coming to Newark
Since being bought by Josh Harris and David Blitzer a year ago, the N.J. Devils say they plan to increase the company's community service efforts in the city. NEWARK — Two years ago even calling the New Jersey Devils and City Hall frenemies would have been...
5 things we'd like to see when the Devils break training camp
Keep Eric Gelinas and Adam Larsson together on D; find room for Reid Boucher Here are 5 things we’d like to see when the Devils leave training camp with their finalized roster: 1. Eric Gelinas and Adam Larsson as a defensive pairing. They could be a dynamic...
September 23, 2014
Why unsigned Scott Gomez deserves a chance to claim a job with the Devils
Says he doesn't need the money but wants to prove he can still play at a high level NEWARK — Scott Gomez doesn’t need the money. Not after the 7-year, $51.5 million deal the Rangers gave him in 2007. And he isn’t particularly anxious to be...
Martin Brodeur watches some of Devils' AHL scrimmage with Flyers in Newark
Anthony Brodeur remains on bench as Maxime Clermont plays entire game NEWARK — Former Devils goalie Martin Brodeur was in AmeriHealth Pavilion Tuesday to catch some of the AHL scrimmage between Devils and Flyers rookies and minor leaguers. The goalie, still...
5 things you need to know about Devils training camp so far
Cory Schneider will start in Philadelphia Thursday; Jaromir Jagr will see preseason action NEWARK — The Devils have now had five full days of training camp with many key decisions yet to be made. Here are 5 things you need to know about camp so far: 1. No. 1...
Devils and Flyers to play AHL scrimmage; Jon Merrill remains sidelined
Tuesday afternoon meeting with Flyers set for AmeriHealth Pavilion NEWARK — Injured defenseman Jon Merrill did not practice with either of the Devils' two veteran groups Tuesday in AmeriHealth Pavilion. Merrill has not practiced since he collided with Ruslan...
Winning goalies Scott Clemmensen and Keith Kinkaid in Devils' early practice session
Reid Boucher on left wing with center Scott Gomez NEWARK — The Devis held the first of three practice sessions in AmeriHealth Pavilion Tuesday morning. Here were the players that skated: Lines Ryan Carter-Stephen Gionta-Steve Bernier Stefan Matteau-Tim...
5 reasons for optimism after the Devils' preseason win over the Rangers
Speed, chemistry and the Eric Gelinas slap shot were keys NEW YORK — One preseason win in which they allowed five goals and let a late lead slip away is no reason for the Devils to celebrate. But there are 5 reasons for the Devils to feel optimistic after their...
September 22, 2014
In Devils' backup goalie battle, GM Lou Lamoriello might want to call Martin Brodeur
Scott Clemmensen and Keith Kinkaid look to improve after preseason debuts NEW YORK — If the battle for the Devils' backup goalie job is going to go as it did on Monday, general manager Lou Lamoriello might want to pick up the phone and call Martin...
Devils' Pete DeBoer can laugh off Rangers' late tying goal, but only during preseason
Defensive breakdown on Jesper Fast goal left goalie Keith Kinkaid 'confused' NEW YORK — If the Devils are to make the playoffs this season, they've got to be able to hold slim leads late in games. So what on earth happened when the Rangers erased a 4-3...
Devils' Adam Henrique on secret to winning goal: All that shooting in the barn this summer
Devils center loves scoring vs. rival Rangers. 'I didn't want to go to overtime' NEW YORK — Adam Henrique loves scoring goals against the Rangers. The Devils center's game-winning goal with 51.7 seconds remaining in Monday night's 5-4 preseason...
Devils start preseason with 5-4 win over Rangers; 3 reasons why
Michael Ryder off to fast start NEW YORK — Michael Ryder, sparked by the energy of young winger Reid Boucher, scored a pair of goals but it was Adam Henrique who notched the winner with 51.7 seconds remaining as the Devils defeated the Rangers, 5-4, Monday night...
Devils at Rangers preseason: Live blog
Tryouts Jordin Tootoo, Ruslan Fedotenko, Tomas Kaberle, Mike Komisarek get looks NEW YORK — Can the Devils be better in the preseason than they were a year ago? Does it matter? Last year they went 6-4-2 in 8 exhibitions with 16 goals for and 11 against. Michael...
Devils vs. Rangers preseason: 5 things you should know
Stefan Matteau's first game in MSG; Scott Clemmensen wearing old Devils mask NEW YORK — The Devils open their 6-game preseason schedule Monday night against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden (MSG, MSG-plus). Scott Clemmensen, battling for the backup job...
Devils: Scott Clemmensen will start vs. Rangers; Jon Merrill to exercise soon off ice
Joe Whitney suffered laceration near his mouth in Newark scrimmage NEWARK — Devils coach Pete DeBoer said defenseman Jon Merrill planned to exercise off ice either Monday or Tuesday and his injury is not expected to linger. Merrill was knocked woozy when he...
Devils' Tuomo Ruutu tired of missing playoffs, wants ring 'more than anything'
Winger will not be in Devils' lineup against Rangers in preseason opener NEWARK — Tuomo Ruutu has played 10 seasons in the NHL and he’s made it to the playoffs just once. In 2009 his Carolina Hurricanes were swept out of the Eastern Conference finals by...
Flyers analyst Steve Coates admits having ego, but embracing move from TV to radio
Steve Coates will call Flyers games on radio this season after being on their television team for the last 15 seasons. VOORHEES – Steve Coates was standing outside the media room at Skate Zone after Flyers training camp had begun Sunday morning when a passerby...
Devils: Scott Clemmensen and Keith Kinkaid will play vs. Rangers
Cory Schneider and Scott Wedgewood in Newark scrimmage NEWARK — The Devils will open their 6-game preseason schedule Monday night when they face the Rangers at Madison Square Garden (MSG, MSG-plus). Those who will make the trip to MSG: Scott Clemmensen and...
Flyers unveil third jersey and dates it will be worn
Flyers announce that their third jersey for the 2014-15 season will be the same sweater worn for the 2012 Winter Classic against the New York Rangers. Several months ago with little fanfare the Flyers announced that the team would be adding a third jersey to it's...
Unlucky Mike Cammalleri can't keep his No. 13 with Devils
No player has ever worn that number in the team's history, so he got No. 23 NEWARK — No one has ever worn No. 13 for the Devils and that will continue this season despite the acquisition of a player who has worn that number his entire career. Mike...
September 21, 2014
Devils 'erring on the side of caution' as Jon Merrill remains out; Cory Schneider won't face Rangers
Merrill sits out practice again; Devils open preseason vs. Rangers Monday night NEWARK — Devils coach Pete DeBoer said No. 1 goalie Cory Schneider will not dress against the Rangers for Monday night's preseason game at Madison Square Garden (MSG...
Pete DeBoer never worried that last season would be his last as Devils coach
One year ago he was heading into the final year on his contract NEWARK — One year ago, Pete DeBoer entered training camp and his third season as Devils head coach with one year remaining on his contract. He did not, DeBoer insists, wonder if it would be his last...
Devils' Michael Ryder says 'I expect to be better' after disappointing season
Winger says he was plagued by a bad back NEWARK — Michael Ryder was something of a bust in his first season with the Devils. The veteran right winger scored 18 goals, but that wasn’t nearly good enough for someone who had scored 30 or more three times in...
The 5 shooters goalie Martin Brodeur has feared the most
He joked that Aleksey Morozov gave him nightmares In an effort to calculate how much rubber Martin Brodeur has faced in his pro career, the goalie cooperated with NJ Advance Media to arrive at an estimated figure. Using official stats and estimates from the...
September 20, 2014
Devils say Jon Merrill is fine; no mention of concussion after suffering head injury
GM Lou Lamoriello only says Merrill 'had the wind knocked out of him' NEWARK — The Devils do not confirm concussions, so it is unclear as to the severity of the head injury Jon Merrill suffered during training camp on Friday. Merrill had to be helped off...
Devils' Jon Merrill misses second day of training camp with head injury
Defenseman, hurt on Friday, does not skate NEWARK — Defenseman Jon Merrill, who suffered a head injury in a collision with Ruslan Fedotenko Friday afternoon, did not practice today on the second full day of training camp. Merrill banged heads with Fedotenko as...
Martin Brodeur: 1,259 games and 688 wins, but how many shots has he faced?
Former Devils goalie goes beyond the official stats to estimate his shots total as a pro He has more victories (688) and has played more games (1,259) than any goaltender in NHL history. And that’s just in the regular season. During his 20 years with the Devils...
Devils tryout Ruslan Fedotenko: I wasn't trying to hurt Jon Merrill
Update on young defenseman's head injury expected Saturday afternoon NEWARK — Ruslan Fedotenko has already made a big impact at Devils training camp. The Russian winger’s collision with Jon Merrill Friday afternoon left the young defenseman woozy...
Devils' Jacob Josefson on his acrobatic goal; lines remain the same on 2nd day
Swedish forward says he is healthy and feels strong NEWARK — On the first full day of training camp Friday, Jacob Josefson scored the kind of goal that would make all the highlight videos if it came during the regular season. The slick center fell down on his...
Cory Schneider embraces the challenge of succeeding Martin Brodeur as Devils' No. 1 goalie
Says he can handle a heavy work load: 'I'd love to get us in the playoffs' NEWARK — Cory Schneider is replacing an icon in Martin Brodeur and the Devils’ new No. 1 goaltender knows that could be tricky. Can he live up to expectations and will...
September 19, 2014
Devils' Jon Merrill helped off the ice after being injured on first full day of camp
Defenseman was woozy when taken to dressing room NEWARK — Devils defenseman Jon Merrill had to be helped off the AmeriHealth Pavilion ice by teammates after he was injured during the first full day of training camp Friday afternoon. Merrill, 22, was battling in...
Devils' Ryane Clowe happy with first day of camp; considers cutting back on fighting
Winger with history of concussions doesn't think teammates are going easy on him NEWARK — Devils winger Ryane Clowe,coming off a season which ended with a concussion, said the first full day of training camp went well. Clowe endured two concussions last...
Devils' Patrik Elias on missing Martin Brodeur and the team's need for a fast start
17 points shy of 1,000, Elias wonders if Czech buddy Martin Havlat remains his linemate NEWARK — Patrik Elias is 17 points shy of reaching the 1,000 mark in his NHL career, a milestone he calls “a special number.” He needs seven goals for 400 and 10...
Devils camp: Adam Henrique centers line with Ryane Clowe and Michael Ryder
Defenseman Tomas Kaberle seeking to get back into NHL with camp tryout NEWARK — Jaromir Jagr says without hesitation that Tomas Kaberle was the best player on his Kladno team in the Czech League last season and he was impressed by the veteran defenseman’s...
Devils camp: Mike Cammalleri on Travis Zajac-Jaromir Jagr line; Mike Komisarek optimistic
Lines: Reid Boucher Scott Gomez-Steve Bernier; Dainius Zubrus-Patrik Elias-Martin Havlat NEWARK — Mike Komisarek was an Islanders fan growing up in West Islip, Long Island. His father repaired the car of the family dentist, who had season tickets and would give...
Former Devils Stanley Cup champions pointed Jordin Tootoo towards New Jersey
Unsigned tryout's best asset? 'I'm willing to go to war for my teammates' NEWARK — Jordin Tootoo was Nashville Predators teammates with Jason Arnott and Jim McKenzie, who both won Stanley Cups while playing for the Devils. Their praise for Lou...
September 18, 2014
Who is Renat Mamashev and can he win a job with the Devils?
Moscow-born defenseman is in training camp as an unsigned tryout NEWARK — Who is Renat Mamashev and what can he give the Devils? The 31-year-old Russian-born defenseman is attending training camp as an unsigned tryout with hopes of realizing a dream of playing...
A Q&A with Devils winger Jaromir Jagr: I want to play until I'm 50
Predicts he'll be even better in 2014-15; says slow start, not shootouts, killed team last year NEWARK — Jaromir Jagr isn’t even close to being finished as a player. The Devils’ right winger is 42 and he wants to play until he is 50. In fact...
Devils' Ryane Clowe confirms he's been cleared; will practice Friday
Clowe: 'I just don't want to have a year like last year' NEWARK — Devils winger Ryane Clowe confirmed that he has cleared all neurological tests and will be on the ice Friday morning at Prudential Center. Clowe, who has a history of concussions, said...
Battling for a job with Devils, Cam Janssen says they haven't taken fighting out of game yet
Winger won't ask to be traded if he is assigned to Albany (AHL) NEWARK — Each training camp in recent years Cam Janssen has been asked about attempts to eliminate fighting in the NHL. Does he feel like someone whose trade is no longer needed? “Did...
Devils' Ryane Clowe says he has been cleared for training camp
GM Lou Lamoriello cautiously optimistic winger can overcome concussions NEWARK &mdash: Devils left winger Ryane Clowe, who finished last season with a concussion, said he has been neurologically cleared by doctors for training camp and is optimistic about the upcoming...
The 5 Devils players most likely to be traded
Would the Devils deal a young defenseman? NEWARK — With so many talented rookies and veteran tryouts pushing for jobs in training camp, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello will be busy assessing potential trades to make room on the roster. As is always the...
September 17, 2014
Devils prospect Reid Boucher: I'll try to force my way onto the team
The roster numbers say he's destined for the minors, but the winger is determined NEWARK — If Reid Boucher studied the Devils’ training camp roster numbers, they might seem overwhelming. On the Devils’ official depth chart Mike Cammalleri, Tuomo...
Devils prospect Anthony Brodeur hopes dad Martin Brodeur gets an NHL job offer
Young prospect is hoping to eventually get a contract from Devils NEWARK — For the past few seasons, Martin Brodeur has been hoping for his son, Anthony, to get a few breaks. Now, it's Anthony who is hoping for the same for his dad. The elder Brodeur remains an...
Stefan Matteau, Mike Sislo, Rod Pelley skate with second group of Devils rookies
Scott Wedgewood and Maxime Clermont are the goalies NEWARK — Stefan Matteau was among the players who took part in the Devils' second rookie training camp session Wednesday afternoon at AmeriHealth Pavilion. Those in the second group: Goalies Scott Wedgewood...
Cam Janssen, Tim Sestito, Reid Boucher on ice with Devils' rookies
Noon training camp session in Newark NEWARK — Veteran Cam Janssen was part of the Devils' noon rookie training camp session Wednesday at AmeriHealth Pavilion in Newark. Here are the 11 forwards, four defensemen and two goalies on the ice: Goalies Anthony...
5 players the Devils cannot trade
Goalie Cory Schneider is an obvious choice NEWARK — With a full squad scheduled to be on the ice in two days, the Devils will begin to formulate their 23-man opening night roster. It is likely that GM Lou Lamoriello will look to make at least one trade during...
September 16, 2014
Jacob Josefson's group finishes first in Devils' 14th annual charity golf classic
John MacLean's group is second; Ryan Carter third in scramble CLIFTON — Jacob Josefson's group took first place in Tuesday's scramble in the Devils' 14th annual gold classic at Upper Montclair Country Club. John MacLean's group finished second while Ryan...
Cory Booker among two U.S. Senators seeking to yank the NFL's tax-exempt status
Booker isn't just seeking to end the NFL's tax-exempt status as he targets the NHL and other leagues. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) wants to remove the NFL's tax-exempt status over the league's handling of players linked to domestic violence. Sen. Maria...
Flyers lay down Wells Fargo Center ice, including new red line for 2014 season (PHOTOS)
Flyers institute new red line design for 2014 season as Wells Fargo Center prepares this year's ice surface. PHILADELPHIA -- With hockey season fast approaching, the Flyers laid down the ice at the Wells Fargo Center Tuesday, including a redesigned red line. The...
Mike Cammalleri predicts Devils will be 'better than outsiders expect'
Free agent pickup wants to make positive first impression CLIFTON — Having missed the playoffs two straight years, the Devils may not be considered serious Stanley Cup contenders by many at this point. But Mike Cammalleri, who signed a 5-year, $25 million...
Scott Stevens, Martin Brodeur skip Devils' annual charity golf event
John MacLean, Chico Resch, Aaron Broten, Randy McKay at Upper Montclair CC CLIFTON — The Devils are holding their 14th annual golf classic at Upper Montclair Country Club Tuesday and several regulars are missing. Goalie Martin Brodeur, who remains an unsigned...
With Devils' training camp nearing, free agent Ryan Carter remains unsigned
He'll attend camp without contract and expects other NHL teams will be watching CLIFTON — Ryan Carter, who plans to attend Devils training camp without a contract, said Tuesday he still is not signed. Carter was among those players who took part in the...
Devils hope concussion-plagued Ryane Clowe will be cleared for start of camp
Veteran winger still undergoing tests CLIFTON &Mdash; The Devils are hopeful that left winger Ryane Clowe, who ended last season sidelined with a concussion, will be cleared to take part in the first full day of training camp Friday at Prudential Center. Clowe, who...

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