Travis Zajac injury opens door for Devils youngsters

If injury equals opportunity, then the Devils unfortunately are finding more space for their youngsters. Alternate captain Travis Zajac will be out four to six months after having surgery on a torn left pectoral, it was announced Thursday. The injury occurred this past week while Zajac was doing his offseason training, and it leaves the...
Via New York Post
3 hours ago

Devils C Travis Zajac out 4-6 months following surgery | What it means

Devils center Travis Zajac will miss four to six months after undergoing successful surgery for a torn left pectoral muscle. Devils center Travis Zajac will miss four to six months after undergoing successful surgery for a torn left pectoral muscle. The surgery was performed on Thursday morning after Zajac suffered the injury during offseason...
5 hours ago

Would Maine forward Blaine Byron make sense for Devils?

Maine forward Blaine Byron could be a possible target for the Devils. Watch video The Devils may have lost their chance to sign Harvard center Alex Kerfoot, but they could be interested in another college forward.  Blaine Byron, a Maine graduate, became a free agent -- like Kerfoot -- on Aug. 16 when the Pittsburgh Penguins...
11 hours ago

Colton White: The Devils Dark-Horse on D

His name may confuse some with former blueliner Colin White, but if New Jersey Devils defense prospect Colton White ends up with a career like Colin (a member of two Stanley Cup winners: 2000, 2003; 743 games with the team plus 111 playoff games in red and black) that’d be pretty okay for a franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs since losing in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. The...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 hours ago

Devils to meet with defenseman Will Butcher, report says

The Devils will reportedly meet with soon-to-be free agent defenseman Will Butcher, the 2017 Hobey Baker winner from Denver. The Devils will meet with soon-to-be free agent defenseman Will Butcher, according to a report from the Denver Post. Butcher, the 2017 Hobey Baker winner as college hockey's top player, will become a free agent after the...
2 days ago

Projecting the 2017-18 Devils Roster

In about a month from the time this article is posted the New Jersey Devils will be starting training camp in preparation for the 2017-18 season. After a miserable season that saw them finish in the bottom of the Eastern Conference there were many changes to be made on the roster and GM Ray Shero subtracted and added a lot of players this summer. The franchise was also gifted with...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Will Butcher and the Devils

New Jersey Devils fans are familiar with college players testing free agency. Harvard University forward, and Devils draft pick, Alexander Kerfoot seems destined to do it on August 15th as, unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that Kerfoot wants to play for New Jersey. But there is another college player they could take a run at, the University of Denver’s defenseman Will Butcher....
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Devils to retire Patrik Elias’ Jersey in 2018

After retiring Martin Brodeur’s No. 30 Jersey in February, the Devils have set a date to retire Patrik Elias’s in 2018. Although Patrik won’t get a statue outside of the Prudential Center, he will have a pregame ceremony to retire his No. 26 jersey. The ceremony is scheduled for Feb. 28, 2018 before the Devils square off with the Islanders.Elias has meant so much to the devils...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Three players that need to improve for the New Jersey Devils

The Devils are trying to turn around a team that finished last in the Eastern Conference a season ago. After losing Mike Cammalleri and Jon Merrill, the Devils acquired Brian Boyle and Marcus Johansson. New Jersey also has many returning players that need to improve from last season in order for them to contend this season. Lets take a look at Devils’ players that need to have...
July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nico Hischier hits the ice for the New Jersey Devils

The number one overall pick in the NHL draft, Nico Hischier, talks with SNY's Justine Ward about his first practice with the New Jersey Devils.
July 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Devils’ demands for Ilya Kovalchuk reportedly too high

Ilya Kovalchuk was mulling a return to the NHL, but he decided to remain in the KHL for another year. According to one report, the New Jersey Devils’ demands were too high, and that led to Kovalchuk wanting to remain in Russia.Sport-Express’ Igor Eronko shared the information on Kovalchuk Tuesday: Kovalchuk, a former No. 1 overall pick, was signed to a 15-year, $100 million deal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 04, 2017  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils: off-season transactions and updates

After making the first overall selection in this year’s NHL Entry Draft, the Devils seem to have some sort of confidence going into the 2017 season. They drafted Nico Hischier who proved to be a dominant center in the QMJHL. Hischier is no Connor McDavid, but he should become a solid NHL player one day. Not only did the devils have the No. 1 pick in the draft, but they also have...
July 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Devils re-sign goaltender Keith Kinkaid to 2-year contract

Via Associated Press
June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jackets have talked with Ilya Kovalchuk’s agent

It’s time for another round of Ilya Kovalchuk rumors. For those of you trying your best to block out all of the speculation and reports, here’s what you’ve missed.In April, we discussed how the New Jersey Devils were interested in reaching a deal to bring Kovalchuk back to the NHL. In May, reports suggested Kovalchuk was interested in returning either to New York or Florida...
Via The Comeback
June 27, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Jersey Devils introduce 1st overall pick Nico Hischier

The New Jersey Devils introduce Nico Hischier, their first overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.
June 27, 2017  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils putting no pressure on Nico Hischier

Via Associated Press
June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Marc Savard wants the NHL to give out big suspensions for any kind of hits to the head

Marc Savard’s career came to an abrupt end back in 2011 after suffering a series of concussions. Since that time, his life has been difficult ride as he struggled to deal with the lingering effects from those concussions while also coming to grips with the fact his career had ended.More recently, Savard has settled down, enjoyed his time with family and become an advocate for improved player...
Via The Comeback
May 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall says it was “nice to finally see” the Edmonton Oilers eliminated

Taylor Hall started a new chapter with the New Jersey Devils last summer when the Edmonton Oilers traded him away in a one-for-one swap for Adam Larsson. Though Hall has been trying to turn the page on his past, he’s clearly still aware of what the Oilers are up to and may have been a bit happy to see his old team finally knocked out of the playoffs.The main quote from Hall comes...
Via The Comeback
May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils fire trail-blazing radio analyst Sherry Ross

Sherry Ross was the first woman to serve as an analyst for a Stanley Cup Final game. She was the first woman to call play-by-play for any NHL game.And on Tuesday, she was fired by the New Jersey Devils, along with the team’s equipment manager and video coordinator.According to, the Devils did not comment on Ross’ firing. Ross herself seemed to take the news graciously...
Via Awful Announcing
May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils sign forward Jesper Bratt to 3-year deal

Via Associated Press
May 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/5: For over 100 years, perfection endures

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting to see if there is enough money in our allowance for for some very expensive sneakers.Happy birthday today to P. J. Tucker, DerMarr Johnson, Tiffany Roberts, Johan Hedberg, Ziggy Palffy and Harold Miner. On this...
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May 05, 2017  |  Discuss

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