Devils Rumors & News

  • Devils ask to interview Bylsma, for coach: report "The New Jersey Devils are believed to have permission to talk to Dan Bylsma about their coaching position, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Sunday. Devils general manager Ray Shero hired Bylsma in 2009 with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Bylsma replaced Michel Therrien as coach on Feb. 15 and..." May 24

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    Igor Eronko @IgorEronko

    #NJDevils made an offer to Sergei Kalinin from #Avangard of the #KHL as player's agent told R-Sport

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Devils, Guy Boucher in preliminary discussions about coaching vacancy

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs closed the door on Guy Boucher, but he hasn't given up on a return to the NHL. Boucher is in preliminary discussions with the New Jersey Devils regarding their coaching vacancy, according to TVA's Louis Jean. General manager Ray Shero - hired by the Devils at the..." May 21

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • After GM change, Martin Brodeur not expecting to return to Devils "for a few years"

    North Jersey "Martin Brodeur might still return to the Devils some day to work in their front office, but he does not anticipate that happening anytime soon with Lou Lamoriello no longer their general manager. Although Lamoriello remains as team president in charge of hockey operations, Brodeur sees the..." May 12

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Jordin Tootoo signed a one year contract / $825 000 with the #devils #tvasports

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek? "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Ex-Devil Ilya Kovalchuk on possible NHL return: 'We'll see'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ilya Kovalchuk didn't say yes or no when asked about his desire to win a Stanley Cup after he won a KHL championship. The former Devils star forward who "retired" from the league in 2013 spoke during the World Championships (where his Russian team lost to Team USA) and was asked whether an NHL..." May 06

  • New Jersey Devils name Ray Shero GM "The New Jersey Devils have named Ray Shero general manager, president Lou Lamoriello announced Monday afternoon during a conference call. Lamoriello, 72, will remain as president of the club. He said stepping down from the GM role was “100 per cent” his decision. “This is a great opportunity..." May 04

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Devils confirm Adam Henrique had surgery on his wrist, is in a cast and is expected to begin rehab in 4-6 weeks.

  • Devils and goalie Keith Kinkaid have agreed on contract extension

    Newark Star-Ledger "Backup goalie Keith Kinkaid, who could have become an unrestricted Group IV free agent, has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Devils. The 25-year-old goalie, who went 6-5-4 in his rookie season with a 2.59 goals-against average and .915 save percentage, suggested the deal had not..." April 13

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Jaromir Jagr's #flapanthers extension: $3.5M base salary $1.5M games played bonus $200,000 in points bonuses $205,000 in playoff bonuses

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    Rich Chere @Ledger_NJDevils

    As reported yesterday, Devils assigned Reid Boucher and Stefan Matteau to Albany (AHL).

  • Jaromir Jagr lifts Panthers to 3-2 win over Devils in season finale

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "On Fan Appreciation Night, the players gave the fans something to appreciate besides $50,000 worth of giveaways and the jerseys off their backs. They gave them hope for the future. After knocking off the disheveled Devils 3-2 Saturday night at the BB&T Center in a matchup of two teams heading..." April 12

  • Patrick Elias to return to Devils next season

    Newark Star-Ledger "Patrik Elias will play until he is 40 years old. That is a given. With one season remaining on his contract, the Devils' all-time scoring leader vows to bounce back with a productive season in 2015-16. But Elias, who turns 39 Monday, isn't sure if he will seek another contract or call it..." April 12

  • Bolts tie franchise points record in OT win over Devils

    Tampa Tribune "A record-setting season added another to the books on Thursday. Tyler Johnson’s second goal of the night lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 overtime victory against New Jersey in front of an announced sellout crowd of 19,204 at Amalie Arena. With the victory, Tampa Bay matched a..." April 10

  • Rangers claim Presidents’ Trophy with win over Devils

    New York Post "It’s been self-evident for a while, but now that the Rangers can officially call themselves the best team in the NHL through the whole of a six-month regular season, they can’t avoid the fact the most important achievements are yet to come. “I’m very proud of our group, but we all know that..." April 08

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Devils have options if they decide to trade a young defenseman

    North Jersey "If the Devils are going to make a quick turnaround and return to the playoffs next season after a three-season drought, their road back will be more like a tightrope walk for general manager Lou Lamoriello this summer. There are several pivotal decisions that Lamoriello will have to get right..." April 06

  • Cory Schneider says he would've pulled himself after poor start against Rangers

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils' Most Valuable Player this season said he wasn't surprised to get pulled less than 13 minutes into the game. Cory Schneider said he would have pulled himself after he spotted the New York Rangers a 3-0 lead 12:24 into Saturday night's game at the Garden. "I gave up three goals on..." April 05

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    New Jersey's Scott Gomez has been fined $1,478.49, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for elbowing Montreal's Alexei Emelin.

  • Devils' Lou Lamoriello: Reaction to Scott Gomez elbow was exaggerated

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils do not expect Scott Gomez to receive any further punishment for his elbow to Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin's mouth and subsequent game misconduct penalty Friday night at Prudential Center. In fact, they were surprised Gomez got the major penalty in response to a shove from..." April 05

  • Might Stephen Gionta be finished for season with lower back injury?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Center Stephen Gionta missed another day of practice Thursday as the Devils prepared for Friday night's meeting with the Montreal Canadiens. Gionta suffered a lower back injury in Columbus Tuesday night and hasn't practiced since. He has not been made available to the media. General manager..." April 02

  • Johnson lifts Blue Jackets over Devils 3-2

    The Cannon "bit of housekeeping first - the Boston Bruins scored two third period goals to come back and defeat the Florida Panthers. Therefore, after 482 man games lost, the Columbus Blue Jackets are officially eliminated from playoff contention this season. But this team doesn't care! (Cue Jim Mora,..." April 01

  • Lou Lamoriello faces a tall task in rebuilding Devils

    North Jersey "After finally being mathematically eliminated from playoff contention Sunday, the Devils still have six games left to play in 2014-15, beginning with tonight’s contest in Columbus. Following Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Anaheim, Devils general manager and interim coach Lou Lamoriello continued to..." March 31

  • John Gibson makes 26 saves as Anaheim Ducks beat Devils, 2-1

    L.A. Daily News "John Gibson made 26 saves and the Anaheim Ducks took another step to securing the NHL’s best regular-season record with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night. Ryan Kesler and Francois Beauchemin scored for the Ducks, who won their third straight and opened a three-point lead..." March 30

  • Capitals escape with win after late Devils goal forces OT

    CSN Washington "Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 3-2 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils Thursday night at Verizon Center: How it happened: Matt Niskanen hammered a slapshot through a maze of players and past Devils goaltender Cory Schneider with 1:13 gone in overtime. Seconds earlier, Evgeny Kuznetsov..." March 27

  • Eric Gelinas knows one of Devils' young defensemen is likely to be traded

    Newark Star-Ledger "They are young and talented. The consensus is that, if they remain together, the Devils' group of under-24 defensemen could develop into one of the league's best units. The key phrase is, "if they remain together." Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello has repeatedly acknowledged that he..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Kings' Anze Kopitar shows dominance again in 3-1 win over New Jersey

    Los Angeles Times "It wasn't anti-Anze hockey, but for the last month or so, Kings center Anze Kopitar wasn't looking quite like his usual dominant self. He scored three goals in February and March and just twice in the last 15 games before Monday's action and was a combined minus-five in games last week against..." March 24

  • Ilya Kovalchuk eyeing NHL return in 2016-17 season

    Yahoo! Sports "In 2013, Ilya Kovalchuk “retired” from the NHL, leaving for the Kontinental Hockey League and helping to rescue the New Jersey Devils from a potential salary cap calamity thanks to the cap recapture clause, voiding the final 12 years and $77 million US of his contract He’s now spent two seasons..." March 23

  • Islanders snap four-game skid with shutout win over Devils

    New York Post "Saturday night brought one example of what the Islanders are going to have to get used to. On this night, they dealt with it fine. As games tighten up with the approaching playoffs, the Isles put together a tidy little performance at Prudential Center in Newark, breaking a four-game losing..." March 22

  • Cory Schneider and Devils shut out the Penguins, 2-0

    Newark Star-Ledger "Cory Schneider matched his NHL career high by posting his fifth shutout as the Devils stopped the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-0, Tuesday night at Prudential Center. Schneider (35 saves) had five shutouts for the Vancouver Canucks in 2012-13. He did it in 30 games that season.This was his 61st game..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • The Devils wasted an incredible season from Cory Schneider "In most cases a great goaltending performance can carry a team a long way during an NHL season and have a huge impact on the future of the coach. Unless that team happens to be the 2014-15 New Jersey Devils. This Devils has team found a way to do the impossible: Take a performance from their..." March 17

  • Devils' Lou Lamoriello spells out what he's looking for in next head coach

    Newark Star-Ledger "Lou Lamoriello squashed any chances that he would name next season's head coach before this season is over, saying there is no hurry to make the decision at this point. The Devils, guided by co-coaches Adam Oates, Scott Stevens and Lamoriello, will host the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday night at..." March 17

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    No Patrik Elias (back spasms) for Devils' morning skate. That would seem to indicate he'll be out again tonight.

  • Why Jacob Josefson wanted to come back to Devils this season

    Newark Star-Ledger "Pete DeBoer never had much patience with Jacob Josefson, so there were those who wondered what the Swedish forward was thinking when he chose to come back to the Devils this season rather than play in Europe. Josefson, who had been a healthy scratch for 44 games in 2013-14, signed a two-year,..." March 15

  • Avalanche Outlast Devils in Shootout

    Mile High Hockey "The Avalanche took on The New Jersey Devils Thursday night as Varly returned to action. few weeks ago The Avs turned around a few things, including puck luck. Despite missing Erik Johnson, the team started getting a few wins strung together. Coming off of a frustrating loss to the very hungry..." March 13

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Wild newcomers set tone in drubbing of New Jersey

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "A gentleman and a scholar, Devan Dubnyk has a way of making things sound simple. The former Canadian Hockey League Scholastic Player of the Year can dissect every facet of a play that leads to a save or goal while also providing detailed play-by-play of exactly what he was thinking or why he..." March 11

  • Flyers check out mentally, follow nightmare day in Boston with ugly loss to Devils

    Newark Star-Ledger "Flyers players were told before their game Sunday to get over what happened the day before in Boston. They had Saturday night and Sunday morning to sulk about blowing a late lead and losing in overtime to the team they're chasing for a playoff spot. By Sunday afternoon, head coach Craig..." March 09

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Devils' Patrik Elias won't accept being a fourth-line player

    Newark Star-Ledger "There are some not-so-subtle indications that Patrik Elias's role with the Devils may be changing and that is an issue the franchise's all-time scoring leader plans to address with general manager Lou Lamoriello at season's end. One month shy of his 39th birthday, Elias is no longer the left..." March 09

  • Jackets tap into mean streak to end seven-game slide vs. Blue Jackets

    Columbus Dispatch "It appears the Blue Jackets might not go meekly into late-season irrelevancy. Three nights after racking up 40 penalty minutes in a loss to the Washington Capitals, the Blue Jackets kept up their mean streak last night in a 3-2 victory over another division rival, the New Jersey Devils, at the..." March 07

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