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Thursday will mark the end of an era in Newark. The Devils announced Wednesday that former Vancouver Canuck Cory Schneider will start in net when the team begins its season against Pittsburgh, marking the first time since 1993 that a goalie not named Martin Brodeur has started a season opener for New Jersey. Brodeur, who is entering his 21st NHL season, was originally announced as the team’s opening-night starter, but after the death of his father, Denis, last week, Devils coach Peter DeBoer elected to give the veteran an extra night off. “[It] ended up being a fairly easy decision just based on the last week and a half Marty’s had and what he’s dealt with,” DeBoer said. “It was more the timing that he could get an extra day to prepare after what he’s been through.” Instead, the Devils will turn to Schneider, who was 7 years old the last time Brodeur sat out a season opener. The Boston College usurped Roberto Luongo as the Canucks’ primary goaltender last season, posting a 2.11 goal...

23 Man Roster Set, Kind of...

Elias placed on IR to help NJ get down to 23 on the active roster but I would expect him to miss the opener on Thursday The Devils trimmed their roster to 23 players by the 5pm deadline in a way that no one really expected. Patrik Elias was placed on injured reserve retroactive to last Tuesday and Mattias Tedenby was placed on the non-roster injured reserve which brought...

New Jersey Devils Cut Down Roster, Larsson Sticks Around

By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo) A temporary solution to meet the league required 23-maximum player roster, New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello bought himself some extra time by placing Patrik Elias on the Injured Reserve list and Mattias Tedenby on the non-roster Injured Reserves in order to get under the league required 23-maximum player roster Monday evening. The move...

Jagr skating on line with Henrique and Zajac in Devils’ practice today

Everyone still on the Devils’ roster and their two “injured” players are on the ice for practice this morning at Prudential Center. Patrik Elias who was placed on injured reserve Monday after saying his “mystery injury is gone” is practicing for the second day in a row. He is eligible to come off injured reserve on Wednesday so he can still play in Thursday’s regular...

Jagr: Tarnishing his reputation at age 41 isn't a concern

Jaromir Jagr has more than just a guaranteed place in the Hockey Hall of Fame. He is already ranked among the upper echelon of stars who’ve played the game alongside names like Wayne Gretzky Gordie Howe Mario Lemieux Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito. So why would Jagr 41 risk tarnishing his reputation at this late stage of his career by playing too long? And why would he do it on a...

NHL Devils place Elias on IR, not ruled out for opener

According to the Bergen Record’s Tom Gulitti and the Newark Star-ledgers Rich Chere, The New Jersey Devils placed Patrik Elias on the injured reserve list Monday, but there is still a chance he may play in the 2013-2014 opener. “The injury is gone,” Elias said. “I’ll be fine.” This is what Elias told Chere, that his groin injury won’t stop him from suiting up on Thursday...

Devils’ Ryane Clowe and Penguins’ Tanner Glass Trade Punches During Intense Fight (Video)

Ryane Clowe made his debut for the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night after signing a lucrative free-agent contract with the team in the summer. He thrusted himself into the action early in the first period by squaring off with Pittsburgh Penguins forward Tanner Glass in an exciting fight, with both players throwing and landing some powerful punches.  Just prior to the altercation...

Caps claim Urbom off waivers from New Jersey, send Latta back to Chocolatetown

The Washington Capitals have claimed Alexander Urbom off waivers from the New Jersey Devils (photo courtesy of Andy Martin) The Washington Capitals have announced that they have claimed defenseman Alexander Urbom off waivers from the New Jersey Devils according to the team’s website. Known as more of a shutdown defenseman, the 6′ 4″ Urbom was New Jersey’s 3rd round choice...

The Vanquishing of Jaromir Jagr by @ChicksDigHockey

Quietly, at some point in the recent past, the Pittsburgh Penguins made a small but significant change in their locker room. It’s one of those things you could easily miss if you weren't looking for it. They changed “The Ring of Honor”A mural titled “The Ring of Honor” sat high above the press box on the western side of the Mellon Arena. The mural honored the franchise’s...

Elias in for Devils, Neal questionable for Penguins

New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias is expected to skate Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins despite a groin injury while Penguins forward James Neal is a game-time decision with an upper-body injury. The Devils cleared a roster spot to activate Elias by placing defenseman Alexander Urbom on waivers Wednesday; he was claimed Thursday by the Washington Capitals. Neal skated...

Caps Acquire Urbom; Assign Latta

Just one game into the season, the Washington Capitals have made some small tweaks to their roster, claiming Swedish defenseman Alexander Urbom off waivers from the New Jersey Devils and assigning fourth-line center Michael Latta to AHL Hershey. Continue reading "Caps Acquire Urbom; Assign Latta"

The Fantasy Fix Hockey Show Podcast- Episode 2: Expert Mock Analysis w/ Dan Pennucci and Chris Wassel

Host Josh Kay speaks with Dan Pennucci from and Chris Wassel from The Hockey Writers Live and numerous other sites. The guys talk about the New Jersey Devils and then get into the Fantasy Hockey Expert Mock Draft that we hosted on our site. Runs 1:26:16

Islanders-Devils Preview

After ending a five-year playoff drought, the New York Islanders enter 2013-14 under the spotlight. Kicking things off on a positive note, though, could prove difficult against future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur, who tries to help the New Jersey Devils bounce back in his season debut. Hoping to avoid a sixth consecutive season-opening loss, the Islanders try to spoil the Devils...
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