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September 30, 2017
How Devils' bubble players are handling final days of camp
The Devils still have some difficult decisions to make at training camp. Watch video NEWARK -- When the Devils resumed practice on Friday, John Hynes' message to his team was simple. Training camp isn't over yet. The Devils finished their preseason...
September 29, 2017
Why Devils are ready to put Nico Hischier into top-6 role
The Devils are prepared to use Nico Hischier in the top six to open the regular season. Watch video NEWARK -- Throughout training camp, Devils coach John Hynes said the team will play center Nico Hischier in a spot where he can succeed...
How Devils will handle long layoff from preseason to regular season
The Devils are in the middle of a 10-day layoff between their preseason finale and regular season opener. Watch video NEWARK -- Most Devils have never seen anything like it. The Devils wrapped up their preseason schedule on Wednesday with a 4-1 win...
How Nico Hischier and Devils evaluated the No. 1 pick's preseason play
Nico Hischier and other Devils weigh in on the rookie's impressive preseason. Watch video WASHINGTON -- Nico Hischier knows he and the Devils can't stand pat after their preseason success. Hischier finished preseason with one goal in each...
September 28, 2017
Why Brian Boyle could still play in Devils' season opener
The Devils still consider center Brian Boyle an option for the team's season opener. Watch video WASHINGTON -- Devils coach John Hynes still considers center Brian Boyle a possibility to play in the Devils' regular season opener on Oct...
Devils beat Capitals: 9 observations | Difference in offense? Maintaining team confidence
What we learned in the Devils' preseason finale.
Does Pavel Zacha feel ready to be Devils' No. 1 center?
Devils forward Pavel Zacha made a strong case to be the Devils' No. 1 center to start the 2017-18 season. Watch video WASHINGTON -- Pavel Zacha played his final two preseason games as the center on the top line for the Devils, getting the...
September 27, 2017
Nico Hischier's 1 goal, 2 assists pace Devils' win over Capitals | Rapid reaction
Nico Hischier finished with three points while the Devils finished a strong preseason with a win over the Capitals. Watch video WASHINGTON -- Wednesday was supposed to be the toughest test of the preseason for Nico Hischier. He didn't look fazed in the...
Devils score 4 goals in 1st period vs. Capitals (VIDEO)
The Devils netted four goals in the first period of their preseason finale against the Capitals. WASHINGTON -- The Devils didn't leave their offense on Prince Edward Island. After they erupted for eight goals in a win over the Ottawa Senators in Canada on...
New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals: LIVE score updates and chat (9/27/17)
Taylor Hall, Nico Hischier, Cory Schneider and Marcus Johansson will lead the the Devils when they hit the ice for their final game of the 2017 preseason on Wednesday against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena. Watch video WASHINGTON -- Taylor...
Update on Michael McLeod's injury, and why Kevin Rooney's recall to Devils was unrelated
Devils center Michael McLeod did not skate on Wednesday, but the team recalled center Kevin Rooney for different reasons. Watch video NEWARK -- Devils center Michael McLeod could return to skating on his own on Thursday after leaving Monday's...
Devils' lines, pairings vs. Capitals (9/27/17) | Who's in for final preseason game?
How the Devils will line up agains the Washington Capitals in their preseason finale.
Projecting Devils' 2017-18 opening night roster | Narrowing down final 32 players
Projecting the Devils' final 23-man roster following a big round of cuts at training camp.
September 26, 2017
Devils cut 19 players from training camp roster | Who's gone and who's left?
The Devils made their first big cuts of training camp, cutting 19 players from their roster. Watch video The Devils cut 19 players from their training camp roster on Friday, leaving them with 32 players left in competition for the opening night...
12 Devils observations | Offense clicking; Players solidifying roles; Keith Kinkaid ready
Notes and observations from the Devils' two split-squad games on Monday, where the offense shined against Ottawa.
WATCH: What Devils' preseason offensive outburst means
Dissecting the Devils' offensive outburst in their preseason win over the Ottawa Senators. Watch video NEW YORK -- The Devils have done a lot of good things this preseason between their play in games and practices, but it's hard to find...
How Devils' Dalton Prout evolved his game over summer
Dalton Prout looks like a new player for the Devils in preseason. Watch video NEWARK -- Early in Dalton Prout's career, bigger was better for the Devils defenseman. With the Columbus Blue Jackets, the 6-3 blue liner said he bulked up...
September 25, 2017
Devils blanked by Islanders in split-squad game | Rapid reaction
The Islanders beat the Devils 3-0. NEW YORK -- A less experienced Devils lineup got a tough test against a veteran New York Islanders group, and it showed early on Monday. The Devils couldn't rebound from two early goals allowed, as they fell to the Islanders...
Devils erupt for 8 goals in win over Senators | Rapid reaction
The Devils' offense showed it's potential fire power in a win over the Senators. The Devils never scored more than six goals in a game last season. It took the less than two periods for them to reach seven against the Ottawa Senators on Monday. Pavel...
Rangers' Andrew Desjardins suspended 2 games for hit on Devils' Miles Wood
Rangers forward Andrew Desjardins was suspended for two preseason games for his check to the head of Devils forward Miles Wood. Rangers forward Andrew Desjardins, who is attending training camp on a PTO with New York, was suspended for two preseason games on...
New Jersey Devils vs. New York Islanders: LIVE score updates and chat (9/25/17)
Miles Wood, Damon Severson, Keith Kinkaid, Joseph Blandisi and Michael McLeod will lead the Devils in a split-squad game against the New York Islanders at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Barclays Center. NEW YORK -- Miles Wood, Damon Severson, Keith Kinkaid, Joseph Blandisi...
Devils, 76ers owners found new entertainment group
Josh Harris and David Blitzer, the owners of the Devils and the 76ers, announced the formation of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment. NEWARK -- Josh Harris and David Blitzer, the owners of the Devils and the 76ers, announced on Monday the formation...
Devils' lines, pairings vs. Islanders, Senators (9/25/17)
The Devils' lines and defensive pairings for Monday's split-squad game against the Islanders.
Bubble players: 11 Devils to watch with training camp cuts looming
The Devils' next round of training camp cuts will come on Tuesday. Some players have a big chance to keep making their case for the NHL roster during a pair of split-squad games on Monday.
September 24, 2017
Devils' rosters for Monday's games vs. Senators, Islanders
Who the Devils will play against the Senators and Islanders on Monday. NEWARK -- The Devils will divide into two teams on Monday for a pair of split-squad games against the Ottawa Senators and New York Islanders. One group will travel to Prince Edward Island in...
Devils beat Rangers: 9 observations | Jesper Bratt, Joseph Blandisi strong; Team's identity
Takeaways from the Devils' preseason win over the Rangers.
September 23, 2017
Drew Stafford's 3rd-period goal lifts Devils past Rangers | Rapid reaction
The Devils beat the Rangers 2-1 in a preseason game at the Prudential Center. Watch video NEWARK -- Drew Stafford made sure his second shot counted. Moments after he had a goal called off due to a whistle, Drew Stafford scored the game-winning goal at...
1 adjustment the Devils need Michael McLeod to make
The Devils want Michael McLeod to make one improvement to help advance his game. NEWARK -- Michael McLeod doesn't have to do it all. The Devils first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft is trying to crack the NHL roster during his second training camp with the...
New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers: LIVE score updates and chat (9/23/17)
The Devils will host the Rangers on Saturday in a preseason game. NEWARK -- Cory Schneider, Adam Henrique and Pavel Zacha will all suit up when the Devils host the Rangers in their preseason home finale at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Prudential...
Why Pavel Zacha feels more comfortable with Devils
Pavel Zacha feels happier on and off the ice in his second season in New Jersey. Watch video NEWARK -- Year one in the NHL was an adjustment for Pavel Zacha. As a 19-year-old, he was learning about new players on and off the ice.  So now in year...
Devils' lines, pairings vs. Rangers (9/23/17) | Jesper Bratt, John Quenneville in top 6
How the Devils will line up against the Rangers on Saturday.
September 22, 2017
Devils' roster for Saturday's preseason game vs. Rangers
The Devils announced their roster for Saturday's preseason game against the Rangers. Watch video The Devils will play their second and final game of the preseason when they host the Rangers at the Prudential Center at 7 on...
WATCH: Devils' Cory Schneider goes undercover as Prudential Center usher
Cory Schneider went undercover as a Prudential Center guest services representative during the Devils' preseason opener. Don't quit your day job, Schneids. pic.twitter.com/SppDfMNGOT -- New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 22, 2017 Devils goalie Cory...
Devils want more from Taylor Hall: Why he's ready for the challenge
The Devils want Taylor Hall to play a bigger role on and off the ice. Watch video NEWARK -- Devils general manager Ray Shero knows the summer of 2016 wasn't easy for Taylor Hall. The All-Star forward was traded to the Devils from the Edmonton...
Devils beat Canadiens: 7 observations | Nico Hischier's play; Jesper Bratt's opportunity
The Devils had plenty to like in a 4-1 preseason win over the Montreal Canadiens.
September 21, 2017
Nico Hischier scores again as Devils beat Canadiens 4-1 | Rapid reaction
The Devils beat the Canadiens 4-1. Watch video Nico Hischier probably couldn't have asked for a better start to his preseason. The No. 1 pick of the 2017 NHL Draft scored his second goal in his second exhibition game to help the Devils earn a...
What Devils want to see from Taylor Hall, Marcus Johansson, Kyle Palmieri line
Taylor Hall, Marcus Johansson and Kyle Palmieri will get another game together as a line for the Devils. Watch video NEWARK -- Preseason games give the Devils a chance to shuffle lines and try different combinations, but one line isn't changing to...
Devils' lines, pairings vs. Canadiens (9/21/17) | How will groups evolve for 3rd game?
The Devils' expected lines and defensive pairings for Thursday's preseason game against the Canadiens.
Devils lose to Rangers: 8 observations | Jimmy Hayes bounces back; Pavel Zacha's skill
Takeaways from the Devils' second preseason game.
How did Devils' Cory Schneider evaluate his performance vs. Rangers?
Devils goalie Cory Schneider discussed his play during his preseason debut against the Rangers. Watch video NEW YORK -- Goals aside, Cory Schneider was pleased with how his first outing of the preseason went. The Devils goalie saved 14 of the...
Joseph Blandisi's start to training camp is exactly what he wanted Devils to see
Devils forward Joseph Blandisi knows how important a strong training camp will be toward his NHL chances. Watch video NEWARK -- Joseph Blandisi doesn't want to have a repeat of last season. Blandisi finished as one of the final cuts by the...
Devils' roster for Thursday's game vs. Canadiens | Taylor Hall, Nico Hischier playing
The Devils' roster for Thursday's preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens. Watch video NEW YORK -- The Devils will have a quick turnaround for their third preseason game when they fly to Montreal on Thursday to play the Canadiens at...
September 20, 2017
Devils fall to Rangers 4-3 in overtime | Rapid reaction
The Rangers beat the Devils in overtime NEW YORK -- Filip Chytil scored the game-winning goal with 3.5 seconds left in overtime to lift the Rangers to 4-3 win over the Devils in a preseason game on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. The Devils...
WATCH: Devils' Pavel Zacha pokes puck out of midair for absurd goal
Pavel Zacha scored a highlight-reel goal in the Devils' preseason game against the Rangers. Tip drill! #NYRvsNJD pic.twitter.com/zqPve80z3b -- New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 21, 2017 NEW YORK -- The regular season hasn't started for the Devils yet...
New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers: LIVE score updates and chat (9/20/17)
The Devils will play their second preseason game of 2017-18 when they visit the Rangers at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. NEW YORK -- The Devils will play their second preseason game of 2017-18 when they visit the Rangers at 7 p.m. on Wednesday...
How Devils handled news of Brian Boyle's cancer diagnosis
Devils players react to the news of Brian Boyle's cancer and his positive outlook on recovery. NEWARK -- The Devils didn't get a formal practice with Brian Boyle before he was diagnosed with Chornic Myeloid Leukemia at the start of training...
How Blake Speers is handling tougher competition at Devils training camp
Devils forward Blake Speers is battling through tougher competition while pursuing a spot on the Devils for a second time. Watch video NEWARK -- Blake Speers knows what it takes to make an NHL team -- he did it last season -- but so far in...
Former Devil Devante Smith-Pelly played hurt in 2016-17, report says
Former Devil Devante Smith-Pelly said he played hurt throughout the 2016-17 season, according to a report. Watch video Forward Devante Smith-Pelly played hurt for the entire season while with the Devils in 2016-17, according to a report from...
Devils' lines, pairings vs. Rangers (9/20/17) | Pavel Zacha, Adam Henrique both at center
The Devils' lines and defensive pairings for Wednesday's preseason game against the Rangers.
September 19, 2017
Devils' roster for Wednesday's preseason game vs. Rangers
The Devils' roster for Wednesday's preseason game against the Rangers. The Devils will visit the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday for the team's second preseason game. After beating the Washington Capitals, 4-1, in their opener on Monday, the...
What is Chronic Myeloid Leukemia? | More info on Devils' Brian Boyle's diagnosis
More info on the type of leukemia diagnosed in Devils forward Brian Boyle. Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, the type of cancer with which Devils forward Brian Boyle was recently diagnosed, is a rare but highly treatable form of cancer. Like other forms of leukemia...
Devils' Brian Boyle diagnosed with form of Leukemia
Devils forward Brian Boyle was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, he and the team announced on Tuesday. Devils forward Brian Boyle was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, a rare but treatable form of cancer. Dr. Michael Farber, the Devils' team...
The dream is dead: Mike Francesa won't be WFAN's savior after Craig Carton scandal
Francesa announces he will leave on Dec. 15 as previously scheduled. There will be no back after this. Mike Francesa announced Tuesday he is leaving WFAN on Dec. 15 as scheduled, dashing the glimmer of hope for a return that emerged in the wake of morning show...
Devils cut first 6 players from training camp
The Devils made their first cuts from their 2017 training camp roster. Watch video The Devils made their first cuts of training camp, trimming their initial roster by six players on Tuesday. The assigned five players to their junior teams and ended...
9 Devils observations | Will Butcher's debut; Dealing with penalties; 1st cuts coming
What we learned from the Devils preseason-opening win over the Capitals.
Kyle Palmieri wants to be known as more than a scorer for Devils
How Devils forward Kyle Palmieri wants to expand his game in 2017-18. NEWARK -- Kyle Palmieri had a career year when he joined the Devils, striking for 30 goals in his first season in New Jersey. But the right wing might be prouder of the steps he took in...
September 18, 2017
WATCH: Nico Hischier scores 1st goal in Devils' preseason win
Nico Hischier netted a highlight goal in his Devils debut. NEWARK -- Nico Hischier's first goal with the Devils was one for the highlight reel. The No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft stole a puck while splitting a pair of Capitals before racing to net...
Nico Hischier's late goal caps Devils' 4-1 win over Capitals | Rapid reaction
Nico Hischier scored a late goal and the Devils won their preseason opener. Watch video NEWARK -- The Devils were already in prime position to win, but Nico Hischier provided the highlight of the night. Hischier split a pair of Washington...
Usage plan for goalies Cory Schneider, Keith Kinkaid in preseason
How the Devils will use goalies Cory Schneider and Keith Kinkaid in the preseason. Watch video NEWARK -- On the second day of training camp, Devils coach John Hynes said starting goalie Cory Schneider will play half of one of the team's...
How Devils goalie Scott Wedgewood is approaching 1st game in almost 1 year
Devils goalie Scott Wedgewood will play in his first hockey game in 10 months when the Devils host the Capitals in their preseason opener on Monday. Watch video NEWARK -- When Scott Wedgewood enters the Devils' preseason opener midway through the...
Devils' lines, pairings vs. Capitals (9/18/17) | Who is Nico Hischier playing with?
Devils lines and defensive pairings for Monday's game against the Capitals, plus notes on Marcus Johansson and Nico Hischier.
September 17, 2017
Devils' roster for Monday's preseason opener: Which players will debut?
The Devils will have several new faces in the lineup for their preseason opener. Watch video NEWARK -- Fans won't need to wait long to see some of the Devils' newest players in game action. Summer additions Nico Hischier, Marcus Johansson, Will Butcher...
How Pavel Zacha is approaching big opportunity in 2nd season with Devils
Pavel Zacha has a big chance to move into a larger role with the Devils this season. Watch video NEWARK -- Pavel Zacha was among the three candidates Devils coach John Hynes mentioned to play center on the top line early in the NHL...
How Devils, Nico Hischier can manage expectations for No. 1 pick
Being the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft brings plenty of expectations. How will the Devils and Nico Hischier handle that pressure heading into the 2017-18 season?
September 16, 2017
WATCH: Nico Hischier skates in 1st training camp practice with Devils
Highlights from Nico Hischier's first practice with the Devils. Watch video NEWARK -- The Devils hit the ice for their first practice of training camp on Saturday, which marked the first time No. 1 draft pick Nico Hischier skated alongside...
Nathan Bastian's unique situation entering season with Devils
The Devils have several options when it comes to forward prospect Nathan Bastian Watch video NEWARK -- The Devils have several options when it comes to forward prospect Nathan Bastian. Bastian, the team's second round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft...
What Devils forward Blake Coleman changed for the 1st time in 10 years
Devils forward Blake Coleman made an equipment change for the first time in more than a decade. NEWARK -- Devils forward Blake Coleman is playing with a new stick entering the 2017-18 season, making a change for the first time in 10 years. Part of that...
Why Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri believe they can thrive together again with Devils
Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri expect to build off their play together with the Devils. NEWARK -- One of the few bright spots for the Devils during the 2016-17 season was the chemistry and success established by forwards Taylor Hall and Kyle...
Groups for 1st practice of Devils training camp
The Devils divided into three groups for their first training camp practice. NEWARK -- The Devils officially hit the ice for their first practice of the 2017-18 season on Saturday when the full training camp roster was split into three groups. Each group had a...
Could Jesper Bratt be a dark horse to make Devils' roster?
2016 sixth-round pick Jesper Bratt will be a player to watch at Devils training camp. NEWARK -- In John Hynes' experience with general manager Ray Shero, the Devils coach said Shero always looks for players to surprise him in training camp. One of those surprises this...

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