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With the New Jersey Devils struggling to score goals through the first four games, head coach Pete DeBoer has decided to change his lines for tonight's game against San Jose.
Despite averaging 31 shots per game this season, the Devils are ranked 29th in the NHL with 1.75 goals per game. Zach Parise and Patrik Elias have been skating with Petr Sykora, but DeBoer has moved Sykora down to the third line for tonight's game. Here are the lines the team practiced with this morning, according to Tom Gulitti.
Parise - Elias - ZubrusKovalchuk - Josefson - PalmieriTedenby - Sykora - ClarksonBoulton - Pelley - Mills
There is no word on who will play center on the first line, but it all points to Elias getting his first start of the year at the position. Zubrus had previously been the second line center with Kovalchuk, but Kovy will now be paired with youngsters Jacob Josefson and Nick Palmieri.
Parise and Elias have thrived together this season, reaching double digits in shots ...
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New Jersey Devils forward Jacob Josefson underwent successful surgery on his broken right clavicle Saturday and is expected to miss the next three to four months of action.Josefson was injured early in Friday's 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks. He quickly skated to the bench with his right arm limp, and was ushered to the dressing room.The 20-year-old center is expected to make...
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Goalie is out 7-10 days with a bruised shoulder
Defenseman Mark Fraser also a scratch
Goalie is cut in neck by skate
New Jersey center Jacob Josefson broke his right clavicle crashing into the end boards in the first period of the Devils' game against the San Jose Sharks on Friday night.
Matchup - Sharks (1-3-0) @ Devils (3-1-0)
TV - CSN-CA (HD), MSG Plus
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Projected starting goalies - Antti Niemi (SJ) vs. Johan Hedberg (NJD)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
San Jose - 2.50 / 2.75
New Jersey - 1.75 / 2.00
Powerplay/Penalty Kill percentage
San Jose - 27.8% / 73.3%
New Jersey - 11.8% / 94.1%
The struggling San Jose Sharks hope they can get things going in the right direction when they begin a lengthy road trip tonight by battling the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.