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The New Jersey Devils are challenging Newark Mayor Cory Booker's recent criticism of the team.
Booker ripped team owner Jeff Vanderbeek on Wednesday for what the mayor said was reneging on promises, including a promise to build a community center on the Prudential Arena site.
But the Devils produced a letter signed by the Newark Housing Authority chief in 2007 that says the team wouldn't be required to build the center. The site is now occupied by a Marriott Hotel.
Booker's comments came a day after arbitrators ruled in favor of the Devils in a long-running dispute with the city over arena parking revenue.
Community activists were planning a protest in front of the arena before Friday night's Nets game.
Booker couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
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It wasn't immediately clear when Josefson was hurt during Tuesday night's game. He played six shifts in the first period and two more in the second, but didn't return to the ice for the third.
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New Jersey Devils center Jacob Josefson suffered a fractured left wrist during the first period of Tuesday's game against the Atlantic Division rival New York Islanders.
Josefson is expected to miss four to six weeks with the injury, the team announced on its Twitter feed.
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Clarkson had been nursing a lower body injury which forced him to miss Tuesday's tilt with the Atlantic Division rival New York Islanders.
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Road/Home records - 23-15-2 -------------- 31-6-2
TV - MSG Plus (HD), FSN-D (HD)
Puck drop - 7:30 PM ET
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Last 10: New Jersey 6-3-1 / Detroit 4-4-2
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Jimmy Howard (DET)
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Road/Home records - 17-17-5 -------------- 22-13-4
TV - MSG Plus (HD), MSG Plus 2 (HD)
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
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