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Patrik Elias, Mike Cammalleri, and Martin Havlat are Absent from New Jersey Devils Practice

January 29th, 2015 at 3:07 PM
By Edward Allegretto

Today the New Jersey Devils took to the ice for their morning skate. However, three forwards did not participate. Wingers Patrik Elias, Mike Cammalleri, and Martin Havlat were all missing from the practice. According to the Devils, Elias is just resting, because remember, he was the sole member that represented the red and black at the All-Star festivities. Cammalleri did not attend due to some "soreness" from last nights win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. As for Havlat, he did not participate due to the birth of his second child. So congratulations are in order for him with great news for his family.

Other than that, here is a breakdown of who practiced today:

Forwards: Adam Henrique- Scott Gomez- Jaromir Jagr; Dainius Zubrus- Travis Zajac- Steve Bernier; Tuomo Ruutu- Jacob Josefson- Jordin Tootoo/Michael Ryder.

Defensemen: Andy Greene, Adam Larsson, Mark Fraser, Marek Zidlicky, Eric Gelinas, Jon Merrill, and Peter Harrold.

Goaltenders: Cory Schneider and Keith Kinkaid.

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New Jersey Devils Come Back and Top the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in a Shootout

January 28th, 2015 at 10:26 PM
By Edward Allegretto

The New Jersey Devils came back and defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs by the final score of 2-1 in a shootout. It was New Jersey's first game since the All-Star break. With the win, the Devils improve to 18-22-8 and remain in seventh place in the Metropolitan Division with 44 points.

Devils lines:

Patrik Elias- Travis Zajac- Martin Havlat

Adam Henrique- Scott Gomez- Jaromir Jagr

Mike Cammalleri- Dainius Zubrus- Steve Bernier

Tuomo Ruutu- Jacob Josefson- Jordin Tootoo

Devils defense:

Andy Greene- Adam Larsson

Mark Fraser- Marek Zidlicky

Eric Gelinas- Jon Merrill

The red and black came out a little flat. Perhaps it was from the All-Star break but it took them a while to get going. The first two periods were very evenly matched and it remained scoreless. After two, the Maple Leafs were leading the Devils in shots 18-13 but both had numerous opportunities especially on power plays. New Jersey's net-minder Cory Schneider was great all game long as he made many huge saves.

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Martin Brodeur to Retire; Join St.Louis Blues’ Front Office, Then Return to the New Jersey Devils

January 27th, 2015 at 4:18 PM
By Edward Allegretto

Former New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur will announce his retirement from the National Hockey League on Thursday. After which he will join the St. Louis Blues' hockey operations in a management role. Brodeur's position will last for the remainder of the season. After that, he is expected to return to New Jersey to become a member of their organization.

Brodeur and Blues general manager Doug Armstrong discussed this situation in full with Devils general manager and interim head coach Lou Lamoriello before the net-minder made his decision.

"I've talked to him," Lamoriello revealed. "We've stayed in constant communication and I certainly understand his thought process. They've asked him to stay with the team, he has had such an impact while he was there. He's going to be traveling, he's going to be with the team, not in a player capacity, as a liaison with the coaches and players."

Brodeur has had an open offer to rejoin the red and black in a management role ever since both mutually agreed to part ways last season in order for Cory Schneider to become the clear goaltender in New Jersey. Eventually, it is expected that Brodeur will take Lamoriello up on his offer.

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New Jersey Devils Place Tim Sestito on Waivers; Jaromir Jagr and Tuomo Ruutu Return to Practice

January 26th, 2015 at 2:48 PM
By Edward Allegretto

Today, the New Jersey Devils placed center Tim Sestito on waivers. If he clears waivers by noon Tuesday without being claimed by another team, then he will be able to play for the Albany Devils. The move needed to be made with both wingers Jaromir Jagr and Tuomo Ruutu returning to practice today after missing the last three games with the flu. Since Sestito played in 10 games before being reassigned, he was forced to put on waivers.

The lone representative for New Jersey at the All-Star game, Patrik Elias hitched a ride back home with the New York Islanders that participated in the weekend festivities. Elias tallied two assists in the game and totaled seven points in four All-Star game appearances. No players missed practice today as the Devils are almost at 100%. Here is how the practice lines looked:

Adam Henrique- Scott Gomez- Jagr

Elias- Travis Zajac- Martin Havlat

Dainius Zubrus- Mike Cammalleri- Michael Ryder/ Steve Bernier

Tuomo Ruutu- Jacob Josefson- Jordin Tootoo

Defense:

Andy Greene- Adam Larsson

Mark Fraser- Marek Zidlicky

Eric Gelinas- Jon Merril

Peter Harrold

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Looking to the Future; the Albany Devils

January 25th, 2015 at 4:32 PM
By Edward Allegretto

With the New Jersey Devils sitting at 17-22-8 totaling 42 points in 47 games. Perhaps it is time for the Devils to trade away older players with expiring contracts, and look towards the future. Players such as Jaromor Jagr, Michael Ryder, Bryce Salvador, Marek Zidlicky, and Martin Havlat could be sent by the March 2nd trade deadline. Let's look at Jagr, he is 43 years old and has a one year deal costing $3.5 million dollars. Obviously his best days are behind, and trading him to a playoff contender for draft picks could prove to be wise. Ryder and Zidlicky stand with the most value as they are not as old as Jagr and could cost less money. Zidlicky has not missed a single game all year and he has been very impressive this season for New Jersey. The defenseman totals 20 points, fifth best on the team, with four goals and 16 assists. Ryder has come on of late, but has been in and out of the lineup with injuries and an illness. However, he tallies 18 points, with six goals and 12 assists.

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