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Martin Brodeur open to re-signing with Devils | 04/15/2014 2:54 PM
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Martin Brodeur reiterated that he's leaning towards playing in 2014-15.
New Jersey Online

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Brodeur is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He's willing to test the open market, but he's also open to re-signing with the Devils.
Jacob Josefson almost over his foot injury | 04/15/2014 10:21 AM
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Jacob Josefson (foot) was close to being ready to play when the season ended.
The Bergen Record

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At least the injury shouldn't linger through the summer. Josefson scored a goal and registered two assists in 27 games in 2013-14.
Adam Henrique (groin) was close to returning | 04/15/2014 10:20 AM
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Adam Henrique (groin) would have been able to return soon had the Devils' made the playoffs.
The Bergen Record

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All this means now is that Henrique's groin injury shouldn't significantly impact his offseason training routine. He had 25 goals and 43 points in 77 games in 2013-14.
Jaromir Jagr would like to re-sign with NJ | 04/14/2014 4:27 PM
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Jaromir Jagr reiterated that he'd like to re-sign with the Devils.
The Bergen Record

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"We have to wait and see whatever my agent and Lou talk about," Jagr said. "I like it here a lot, no question about it. At my age, it's pretty tough to change teams year after year. It took me at least 15, 20 games just to get used to the players. It's not easy to play in this league plus you have to get used to a new system, new players. It's very tough for me and I don't have that many games left. So, why waste 20 extra games? But we will see." Jagr led the team in scoring with 67 points in 82 games this past season.
Ryane Clowe (concussion) feels OK | 04/14/2014 4:21 PM
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Ryane Clowe missed the last seven games of the regular season with a concussion.
The Bergen Record

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"I'm feeling O.K.," Clowe said. "There's no real situation, I guess. Now, that the season's over there's no pressure or anything to play or get back. It's not like there was anyway, but it always helps to take that stress off yourself so you don't worry about. But, a few months off here and go from there." He hasn't resumed exercises yet. Clowe recorded seven goals and 26 points in 43 games this campaign.
Lamoriello says DeBoer back in 2014-15 | 04/14/2014 8:24 AM
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New Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello said that head coach Peter DeBoer will return for the 2014-15 season.
The Bergen Record

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DeBoer is apparently signed through the 2014-15 season and Lamoriello said during the first intermission that DeBoer will return. That should stop all the speculation regarding DeBoer's future.
Marek Zidlicky scores twice for the Devils | 04/14/2014 8:21 AM
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Marek Zidlicky scored twice to lead the Devils to a 3-2 win over Boston.
The Bergen Record

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Zidlicky will end the season with 12 goals, not too shabby for a blueliner. His game winner came on the power play as Damien Brunner and Jaromir Jagr set up his slapshot. Zidlicky had 42 points this season and eight of his 12 goals were with the man-advantage.
Martin Brodeur wins in possible final start | 04/13/2014 6:16 PM
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With the possibility of retirement or relocation from the New Jersey Devils in mind, Martin Brodeur earned an emotional win as his team beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Sunday.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Brodeur, 41, finishes the 2013-14 season with a 19-14-6 record, .901 save percentage and 2.51 GAA. Now with 688 career wins, Brodeur could very well hit the 700-win mark if he comes back next season, even as a potential backup.
Jaromir Jagr moves to 8th all-time in assists | 04/13/2014 6:09 PM
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With two assists from Sunday giving him 1,050 in his fantastic NHL career, Jaromir Jagr passed Gordie Howe for eighth all-time in that category on Sunday.
Rotoworld.com

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He helped the New Jersey Devils beat the Boston Bruins 3-2. Jagr now has 1,755 career points, tying him for sixth all-time with Steve Yzerman. Jagr may be 42, but he's showing he can play without age caveats; he capped off an excellent 24 goal, 67-point season today, leading all Devils and tying him with Chris Kunitz for 26th in the NHL.
Devils say Peter DeBoer is locked up in 14-15 | 04/13/2014 3:55 PM
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Contrary to earlier reports about the New Jersey Devils needing to sign Peter DeBoer for next season, the team indicates he's locked up through 2014-15.
Katie Strang on Twitter

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Most importantly, it's believed he'll be asked back. Many advanced stat metrics argue that the Devils have performed better than their last two seasons' results indicate, and they did make the Stanley Cup Final in 2012.
Martin Brodeur will start in season finale | 04/13/2014 1:37 PM
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Martin Brodeur will play between the pipes on Sunday.
Devils.nhl.com on Twitter

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This is just confirmation of what was already suspected. Brodeur would like to return for the 2013-14 campaign, although it remains to be seen what the market for him will be like. It's also unclear if he will want to play for the Devils knowing that he will be Cory Schneider's understudy. So this might be Brodeur's last game in a Devils' uniform, but that's far from a sure thing.
Tim Sestito has been put on waivers | 04/13/2014 12:31 PM
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Tim Sestito has been placed on waivers by the New Jersey Devils.
Tim Wharnsby on Twitter

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Sestito had three assists in 15 games with the Devils this season. He also has 26 points and 79 penalty minutes in 49 AHL contests in 2013-14.
Peter DeBoer, Devils close to an extension | 04/13/2014 12:16 PM
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The New Jersey Devils are reportedly close to locking up coach Peter DeBoer.
Darren Dreger on Twitter

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DeBoer's contract with the Devils is set to expire this summer. There's been some speculation that he might join the Toronto Maple Leafs as the team's bench boss, but it looks like that won't be the case.
Martin Brodeur wants 700 career wins | 04/13/2014 7:55 AM
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Look for Martin Brodeur to return to the NHL for another season as he wants 700 career wins.
Newark Star-Ledger

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Brodeur, who may be playing his final game for the New Jersey Devils, is sitting at 687 wins which is well ahead of the retired Patrick Roy who is second with 551 wins. "A little bit. It's a round number," Brodeur said about winning 700. "You always look at 625, 650, 675. I'm close, so hopefully I'll have a chance to get it." Brodeur is slated to become an unrestricted free agent and if he chooses to return to New Jersey, he will likely back up Cory Schneider once again.
Martin Brodeur will start NJ's season finale | 04/12/2014 2:49 PM
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Martin Brodeur will indeed start New Jersey's regular season finale on Sunday in a matinee affair against Boston.
The Bergen Record

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It may be his last start with the Devils and it could even be the last start of his excellent NHL career. "I'm just going to go out and play like it's another game, but definitely knowing in the back of my mind it might be my last one I'm going to play here-any for a while," said Brodeur. "So, I'll try to enjoy it as much as I can and, I think, for the team too we owe it to the fans, they've been really supportive throughout this season, to go out and make a good last impression." Brodeur hasn't posted very impressive numbers this season, but look for him to go out on a high note.
Devils send Eric Gelinas to AHL Albany | 04/12/2014 12:05 PM
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Eric Gelinas has been assigned to the minors.
Tom Gulitti on Twitter

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He'll try to help Albany secure their spot in the AHL playoffs. Gelinas has five points in 10 games in the minors and he's contributed 29 points (seven goals, 22 assists) in 60 games with New Jersey this season.
Coach wants Martin Brodeur to start Sunday | 04/12/2014 11:17 AM
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Coach Pete DeBeor would prefer to have Martin Brodeur start Sunday afternoon's season finale against Boston.
The Bergen Record

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"I'd like Marty to play on Sunday, but I haven't spoken with him about that," DeBoer said. Brodeur made 28 saves in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Islanders on Friday night in his first appearance since Mar. 31. It's possible that Cory Schneider could get the nod depending on how Brodeur feels. Brodeur could be making his final appearance with the Devils before deciding on his future in the summer.
Martin Brodeur, Devils fall in shootout | 04/11/2014 11:34 PM
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Martin Brodeur made 28 stops but allowed all three Isles to score in the shootout, dropping the Devils' record to 0-13 in the shootout this season as they fell 3-2 to the Isles on Friday.
Rotoworld.com

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Head Coach Peter DeBoer has not yet announced whether Brodeur will get the start in the Devils' season finale against Boston on Sunday. If he doesn't, this could have been the legend's final start for New Jersey, as the 41 year old is contemplating his options for next season. Brodeur has gone 18-14-6 this year with a .901 save percentage and 2.52 goals against average.
Jaromir Jagr grabs assist in Devils loss | 04/11/2014 11:24 PM
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Jaromir Jagr notched his 65th point of the season, an assist, during the Devils loss to the Islanders in a shootout on Friday night.
Rotoworld.com

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The team's MVP has 24 goals and 41 assists through 81 games. Jagr was going through a cold spell with a five game pointless slump and points in just one of his previous 10 games before Friday night's contest.
Martin Brodeur to start for New Jersey Friday | 04/11/2014 5:46 PM
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Martin Brodeur will get the nod on Friday.
Rich Chere on Twitter

Impact
This could be Brodeur's last start as a member of the New Jersey Devils. He's previously stated that he would like to play in another campaign though, even if it isn't with New Jersey, so this might not be his final game overall.
Report: Toronto might pursue coach DeBoer | 04/11/2014 1:49 PM
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There's speculation that the Toronto Maple Leafs might try to lure Peter DeBoer to serve as their head coach.
New Jersey Online

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DeBoer's contract with the New Jersey Devils expires this summer. He's coached David Clarkson in the OHL and NHL, so he might be able to help him rebound after a rough first season with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Anton Volchenkov collects an assist Thursday | 04/11/2014 9:22 AM
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Anton Volchenkov had an assist in New Jersey's 2-1 shootout loss on Thursday.
The Bergen Record

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It was Volchenkov's fourth game since he returned from a lower-body injury. He has eight points in 55 contests this season.
Adam Larsson will likely return to minors | 04/11/2014 9:20 AM
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Adam Larsson figures he'll be sent back to AHL Albany to help them out.
The Bergen Record

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The New Jersey Devils have little left to play for and their season will be over soon anyways. "I would love to go there and play the rest of the way, try to be a part of their playoff, if they make it," Larsson said. He has 19 points in 32 AHL games in 2013-14.
Michael Ryder scores lone goal in loss to OTT | 04/10/2014 10:50 PM
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Michael Ryder was the lone New Jersey goal scorer in a 2-1 shootout loss to Ottawa Thursday.
Rotoworld.com

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Ryder's marker was his 18th of the year and brings his point total to 34 in 80 games. Anton Volchenkov and Tim Sestito picked up assists on the goal.
Cory Schneider suffers familiar fate vs. Sens | 04/10/2014 10:47 PM
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Cory Schneider was sharp in goal for the Devils Thursday, but suffered a loss in a 2-1 shootout decision against Ottawa.
Rotoworld.com

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The lack of offensive support for Schneider is bordering on ridiculous, as no netminder deserves a loss after turning aside 31 of 32 shots. His record is now a mediocre 16-15-12 despite a 1.98 GAA and a .920 save percentage.
Brodeur may have played last game with NJ | 04/10/2014 3:53 PM
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Martin Brodeur isn't sure if he'll start again this season for the Devils.
The Bergen Record

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Cory Schneider will start his fifth consecutive game Thursday night. New Jersey hosts the Islanders on Friday and Boston on Sunday to close out the regular season. "I might have played my last game here," he said. "Who knows? I'm not sure what's going to happen over the weekend. We'll see. It's something that we'll have to talk about." There's a chance that he could be back with the team next year, but he understands if they want to roll with Schneider as their No. 1 netminder. "Regardless of if I stay or leave, the Devils are in unbelievable hands with Schneids," he said.
Patrik Elias is expected to return Thursday | 04/10/2014 10:02 AM
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Patrik Elias (upper body) should be back on Thursday.
The Bergen Record

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Elias sustained the injury during Friday's game. He has 17 goals and 51 points in 62 contests this season.
Devils fall short of the playoffs again | 04/10/2014 10:00 AM
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The New Jersey Devils have officially been eliminated from the playoffs.
The Bergen Record

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That's the third time in four seasons that the once great Devils' franchise has failed to advance to the postseason. To be fair, not much was expected of them this season after Ilya Kovalchuk walked away from them a mere year after Zach Parise left as a free agent. In fact, an argument could be made that they exceeded expectations by coming close. Either way, the Devils have a lot of work ahead of them as they aren't exactly a team a young team or one that's embraced a rebuild. If they want to avoid being forced into a rebuilding process, then they need to have a great summer.
Cory Schneider is expected to start Thursday | 04/09/2014 2:00 PM
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Cory Schneider will play between the pipes on Thursday.
Devils PR on Twitter

Impact
Schneider has allowed a single goal in each of his last three starts. He has a 2.00 GAA and .919 save percentage in 44 games this season.
Devils pick Jaromir Jagr as team's MVP | 04/08/2014 3:54 PM
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The New Jersey Devils players picked Jaromir Jagr as the team's MVP.
The Bergen Record

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Jagr has 24 goals and a team-leading 64 points in 79 games this season. He's also been one of the most team's most vocal members, serving as both a cheerleader and, when the occasional called for it, critic. Jagr's is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but the Devils are likely to offer the 42-year-old forward an extension.
Patrik Elias sits out Monday | 04/08/2014 9:32 AM
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Patrik Elias (upper body) missed Monday's game.
The Bergen Record

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The Devils were also without Adam Henrique, Jacob Josefson and Ryane Clowe. Coach Peter DeBoer stated on Monday that some of his injured forwards skated on Monday but would not say which ones. The Devils are hoping to have some of their forwards available Thursday.
Jaromir Jagr held pointless in 4 straight | 04/07/2014 10:06 PM
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Jaromir Jagr was held without a point in his fourth straight game in Monday's loss to the Flames by a score of 1-0.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
It's hard to say that Jagr is losing steam as the season winds down after he amassed 14 points in 15 games during March. His four shots in the contest trailed only Andy Greene (six) for most on the team in the defeat.
Cory Schneider snakebite again vs. Flames | 04/07/2014 9:54 PM
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Cory Schneider again received no offensive support in New Jersey's 1-0 shutout loss to the Flames Monday.
Rotoworld.com

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Schneider allowed just one goal on 22 shots in the defeat, but he was let down by his teammates, who failed to score on Calgary netminder Karri Ramo. Schneider now possesses a 16-15-11 record to go along with a 2.00 GAA and a .919 save percentage.
Cory Schneider will face Calgary on Monday | 04/07/2014 5:06 PM
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Cory Schneider will get the call for New Jersey on Monday against Calgary.
The Bergen Record

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It will mark his fourth consecutive start, as the Devils battle to stay in the playoff hunt. Schneider has allowed two goals or fewer in each of his past six outings, one of which was a relief appearance. He has a .948 save percentage during that span.
Bryce Salvador probably won't return in 13-14 | 04/07/2014 10:11 AM
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Bryce Salvador (groin) hasn't started to skate yet.
The Bergen Record

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With that in mind, Salvador probably won't be back before the end of the regular season. He has a goal and three assists in 40 games in 2013-14.
Jacob Josefson likely has foot/ankle injury | 04/07/2014 10:10 AM
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Jacob Josefson's injury is believed to be related to his left foot/ankle.
The Bergen Record

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Josefson didn't play on Saturday as a result of the ailment. He has a goal and two assists in 27 games in 2013-14.
Adam Henrique might have a groin problem | 04/07/2014 10:08 AM
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Adam Henrique's undisclosed injury is believed to be related to his groin.
The Bergen Record

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The New Jersey Devils are very reluctant to provide any injury information this close to the playoffs. Henrique sustained the ailment on Friday and missed Saturday's game as a result. New Jersey is calling him day-to-day, but it's likely that any injury of almost any severity would be given that timetable at this point.
Dainius Zubrus out of long slump | 04/06/2014 8:13 AM
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Dainius Zubrus had three goals this week as he broke out of a long slump.
Newark Star-Ledger

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Zubrus had only two goals and two assists in his previous 38 games heading into action on Monday and now has 13 goals this season to go with 13 helpers. He is now seeing second line action with Damien Brunner and Michael Ryder on his wings.
Tim Sestito returns from a concussion | 04/06/2014 2:35 AM
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Tim Sestito (concussion) returned to action on Saturday.
Rotoworld.com

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Sestito suffered the concussion on March 20 and while he passed all his concussion tests on March 28th, he only returned on Saturday. The feisty winger played in only his 12th game of the season. He has two assists and managed two hits and two blocked shots to go with three shots on goal in 10:50 minutes of play against the Hurricanes.
Stephen Gionta returns after 3 game absence | 04/06/2014 2:35 AM
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Stephen Gionta returned to action Saturday after missing three games with an ankle injury.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Gionta picked up his sixth assist of the season on Saturday and now has 10 points in 62 games. He has no fantasy value in traditional pools.
Ben Johnson will play for the Albany Devils | 04/04/2014 10:40 AM
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Ben Johnson has inked an amateur tryout agreement with the Albany Devils.
The Bergen Record

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Johnson has 28 goals and 53 points in 59 OHL games with the Windsor Spitfires in 2013-14. He's also waiting for his trial after being charged with two counts of sexual assault over a year ago.
Stephen Gionta skates, not expected to return | 04/04/2014 10:37 AM
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Stephen Gionta (lower body) took part in Friday's morning skate.
The Bergen Record

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Gionta isn't expected to return for Friday's game against Washington. He has already missed two straight contests.
Jonathon Merrill practices with full cage | 04/04/2014 10:36 AM
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Jonathon Merrill (face) was wearing a full cage during Friday's practice.
The Bergen Record

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Merrill hasn't played since sustaining facial injuries on Saturday when he was struck by the puck. He has two goals and 10 points in 47 games this season.
Cory Schneider will be in net on Friday | 04/03/2014 3:03 PM
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Cory Schneider will be between the pipes on Friday when the Devils host Washington.
Tom Gulitti on Twitter

Impact
He's been sharing starts with Martin Brodeur all season and that trend looks like it will continue in New Jersey's last six contests.
Devils approaching shootout loss record | 04/03/2014 11:03 AM
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The New Jersey Devils are approaching the record for most shootout losses in a single season.
New Jersey Online

Impact
New Jersey has lost 11, just one shy of the 2011-12 Montreal Canadiens. The difference is that the Devils are 0-11 while Montreal actually won five shootouts. New Jersey's inability to win in the skills competition is one of the main reasons they're unlikely to make the playoffs.
Tuomo Ruutu ends 10-game goal drought | 04/02/2014 9:12 AM
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Tuomo Ruutu scored a goal in the Devils' 3-2 shootout loss to Buffalo on Tuesday.
The Bergen Record

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Ruutu ended a 10-game goal scoring drought. He now has two goals and six points in 13 contests with the New Jersey Devils.
New Jersey Devils fall to 0-11 in shootouts | 04/02/2014 9:09 AM
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The New Jersey Devils have dropped to 0-11 in shootouts this season.
The Bergen Record

Impact
At least they made their latest attempt interesting. The Devils had a nine round shootout against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, but ultimately couldn't beat the league's worst team. Had they won at least half of their shootouts this season, the Devils would currently hold a Wild Card spot.
Cory Schneider and Devils fall in shootout | 04/01/2014 11:18 PM
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Cory Schneider is now winless in seven shootouts this season after dropping yet another one on Tuesday night, a 3-2 loss to Buffalo where he made 25 saves.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Schneider hung in there, surviving nine rounds of the shootout before Ville Leino beat him and dropped the Devils to 0-11 this season in the shootout. Schneider drops to .500 again on the season, owning a 14-14-11 record with a .916 save percentage and 2.07 goals against average.
Dainius Zubrus scores but Devils still lose | 04/01/2014 11:09 PM
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Dainius Zubrus scored his 11th goal of the season during a 3-2 shootout loss to Buffalo.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Zubrus notched a point for the first time in 13 games, as the 35 year old now has 24 points through 76 games. Zubrus played 19 games in Buffalo during the 2006-07 season, where he scored eight points in the short stint.
Lamoriello thinks Clowe will return in 13-14 | 04/01/2014 5:30 PM
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Devils GM Lou Lamoriello thinks Ryane Clowe (head) will return before the end of the 2013-14 campaign.
The Bergen Record

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"I have no reason not to think so," Lamoriello said. "I think I've answered everything the best I can. The doctors say he's fine, so we'll see. I can't answer any questions other than what I know." Clowe won't play on Tuesday and should be regarded as day-to-day.
Volchenkov travels with team, but won't play | 04/01/2014 5:27 PM
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Anton Volchenkov (lower body) traveled with the Devils and took part in their Tuesday morning skate.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Volchenkov still won't play against Buffalo on Tuesday though. He has been sidelined since March 22.
New Jersey promotes Mike Sislo | 04/01/2014 4:57 PM
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Mike Sislo has been called up by the New Jersey Devils.
Rich Chere on Twitter

Impact
Sislo has 23 goals and 16 assists in 57 AHL games this season. He's played in seven career NHL contests and is searching for his first point.
Cory Schneider will get the nod on Tuesday | 04/01/2014 12:25 PM
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The New Jersey Devils will start Cory Schneider on Tuesday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
That's not terribly surprising after Martin Brodeur stopped just six of nine shots Monday night. Schneider has a 2.10 GAA and .915 save percentage in 39 games this season.
Ryane Clowe (head) is out Tuesday | 04/01/2014 12:24 PM
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Ryane Clowe (head) didn't travel with the Devils to Buffalo for Tuesday's contest.
The Bergen Record

Impact
New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello called Clowe "day-to-day" despite also saying that he's "fine." If Clowe has a concussion, and the Devils haven't suggested that he does, then it would be his second of the season and third since the start of 2013.
Jacob Josefson scores his first goal of 13-14 | 04/01/2014 9:57 AM
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Jacob Josefson scored a goal in the Devils' 6-3 win on Monday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
It was Josefson's first marker in 25 games this season. He now has seven goals and 25 points in 116 career NHL contests.
Ryane Clowe exits game with upper-body injury | 04/01/2014 9:55 AM
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Ryane Clowe suffered a potential head injury during Monday's 6-3 win over Florida.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Clowe appeared to hit his head when he was smashed into the boards by Florida's Quinton Howden late in the second period. He left the game and didn't return. The Devils weren't able to update his situation immediately following the game. He missed 32 games with a concussion earlier this season.
Jaromir Jagr isn't happy despite victory | 04/01/2014 9:52 AM
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Jaromir Jagr wasn't happy with the Devils' effort in their 6-3 victory over Florida on Monday.
New Jersey Online

Impact
"I don't know what's wrong," Jagr said. "We had a 3-0 lead and it could be (bleep)ing 5-0 lead. We played like it's a (bleep)ing preseason game." Jagr played a huge role in their victory with a goal and three assists. He hasn't been shy about sharing his feelings as a member of the Devils and he has every reason to be passionate given that the team is barely holding onto hope in the battle for a playoff spot.
Brodeur and Devils win | 04/01/2014 4:13 AM
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Martin Brodeur allowed three goals on only nine shots in New Jersey's 6-3 win over Florida Monday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Brodeur, who was still credited with his 18th win of the season, was pulled after allowing three goals on nine shots midway through the second. Cory Schneider replaced him and stopped all 13 shots he faced. The Devils will play tonight in Buffalo so Schneider will probably continue between the pipes.
Zajac's hat trick leads Devils past Panthers | 04/01/2014 4:08 AM
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Travis Zajac scored his first career hat trick and registered an assist on the way to a 6-3 victory against the Florida Panthers at Prudential Center Monday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Zajac now has 16 goals and 27 assists in 73 games this season. Veteran forward Jaromir Jagr also had a fantastic night with a goal and three assists, while Jacob Josefson scored a shorthanded goal for the Devils. Ryane Clowe scored a goal and registered two assists before he was injured in the second period and he did not played in the third period.
Martin Brodeur to start against FLA Monday | 03/31/2014 4:48 PM
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Martin Brodeur will be between the pipes for New Jersey on Monday night.
Tom Gulitti on Twitter

Impact
The Devils play in Buffalo on Tuesday night, so Cory Schneider will probably be back in the cage for that contest.
Devils bring up Adam Larsson | 03/31/2014 4:42 PM
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Adam Larsson has been called up by New Jersey on an emergency basis.
The Bergen Record

Impact
He's expected to play on Monday because Jonanthan Merrill won't be available to suit up after being struck in the face with a deflected shot on Saturday. Larsson has 19 points in 32 AHL contests this season.
Martin Brodeur likely to become UFA | 03/31/2014 9:06 AM
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It appears Martin Brodeur will play another season in the NHL.
Newark Star-Ledger

Impact
Brodeur will test the free agent market and appears to be "80 percent sure" he'll play another season in the NHL. Retirement is still a possibility however as is a return to the Devils. "I'm not closing (the door) here at all," Brodeur said. "It will be a decision I'll make after offers are brought to me. It might be July 1st or it might be way after July 1st. It all depends on what is on the table, whether it's in New Jersey or somewhere else. I'm open-minded about it. I'm looking for specific things some teams probably can't give me. And that's understandable at my age. But if I feel I can play and people want me, we'll see." Brodeur is 17-14-5 with 2.49 GAA and a .903 save percentage. He definitely wants to play more next season so the Devils may not be an option.
Stephen Gionta out with undisclosed injury | 03/30/2014 4:26 AM
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Stephen Gionta left Saturday's game with an undisclosed injury and did not return.
Newark Star-Ledger

Impact
It happened in the third period. His status for Monday's game is unclear at this time so consider him day-to-day. Gionta has only four goals and nine points in 61 games with a minus-nine rating and a measly 18 penalty minutes, so if he is on your fantasy roster, you had better be a really good friend or related to Gionta.
Jonathon Merrill leaves game Saturday | 03/30/2014 4:22 AM
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Jonathon Merrill suffered a facial injury in the third period on Saturday and did not return.
Newark Star-Ledger

Impact
Merrill took a shot off his face with 7:07 remaining in the third as a Travis Hamonic slapshot took its toll on the defenseman. Consider him day-to-day for now. Merrill has two goals and 10 points in 47 games this season and has no fantasy value.
Devils lose 10th straight shootout in 2013-14 | 03/30/2014 4:17 AM
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The New Jersey Devils lost their 10th straight shootout this season on Saturday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
If you go back to last season, the streak is now 14 in a row. They have been so bad once the overtime has finished that the opposition have outscored them 30-1 including 2-0 against the Islanders on Saturday. Their lack of success in the shootout will likely cost them a place in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Adam Henrique scorching hot in March | 03/29/2014 10:27 PM
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Adam Henrique potted a marker for the Devils, who fell 2-1 in a game against the Islanders decided in the shootout Saturday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Henrique burst on the scene with a great rookie campaign two years ago, but he experienced the "sophomore slump" last year. After a pretty poor start to this season, he's found his stride with 25 goals and 43 points on the season -- 14 of those points (and nine of the goals) coming in March. He has five points over his last five tilts. Damien Brunner and Patrik Elias picked up the assists.
Cory Schneider gives up one, still loses | 03/29/2014 10:25 PM
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Cory Schneider gave up one goal on 20 shots and lost in the Devils' 2-1 shootout setback against the Islanders on Saturday night.
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Impact
More of the same for Schneider, who has been victimized by poor goal support for much of the season. He has helped the Devils earn at least a point in three straight games despite this loss, though he still only has one three-game winning streak on the year. The 28-year-old has a 2.10 goals-against average and .915 save percentage.
Cory Schneider aims for three-game win streak | 03/29/2014 10:35 AM
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As hot as Devils goalie Cory Schneider was in January and February, and he was pretty hot, he never won more than two in a row in the stretch.
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Impact
Tonight, he'll be gunning for his second three-game win streak of the season. Schneider started coming out of a slump March 20 when in a 4-3 OT win over Minnesota, then he followed that up last Sunday with a very strong performance in a 3-2 win over Toronto, his best showing since Feb. 27. Look for Schneider to bring his A game again Saturday because he seems on the verge of getting hot again. He was on his game in his one start against the Islanders this season, a 2-1 victory in Long Island in December.
Jaromir Jagr owns Isles and faces them today | 03/29/2014 10:33 AM
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Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr is in the NHL's top 10 all-time in goals (704, 7th), assists (1,044, 9th) and points (1,748, 7th), and he got there by burning the Islanders more than any other team.
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Impact
The most goals he's scored against any team is 61 in 101 games versus the Isles. That's 19 more than he's scored against anyone else, as Philadelphia and Buffalo are next on his goal hit list with 42. Jagr's 88 assists and 149 points against the Isles also are his most any other team. This season, Jagr had a goal and two assists in the first three Devils-Isles games. The Devils visit the Isles tonight.
D Bryce Salvador sidelined with groin injury | 03/29/2014 10:01 AM
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New Jersey defenseman Bryce Salvador was examined by a doctor Friday after missing Thursday's game with a groin injury and will sit out again tonight.
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Impact
The Devils, struggling for their playoff lives, visit the New York Islanders tonight.
Cory Schneider will start on Saturday | 03/28/2014 2:16 PM
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The New Jersey Devils will go with Cory Schneider on Saturday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
The Devils are desperately trying to keep their playoff hopes alive, but Schneider has struggled lately. He has a 3.67 GAA and .844 save percentage in six starts since the Olympic break.
Tim Sestito passes concussion tests | 03/28/2014 1:45 PM
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Tim Sestito has successfully passed his concussion tests.
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Impact
Sestito is now eligible to rejoin the Devils' lineup, but he still might sit out of Saturday's game. He only returned to practice on Friday.
Tim Sestito participates in Friday's skate | 03/28/2014 1:04 PM
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Tim Sestito (head) took part in Friday's optional practice.
New Jersey Online

Impact
This was Sestito's first practice since he went down on March 20. He has missed three straight contests.
Ryane Clowe picks up a goal Thursday | 03/28/2014 10:12 AM
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Ryane Clowe found the back of the net in New Jersey's 3-2 shootout loss on Thursday.
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Impact
Clowe has been solid since the Olympic break with three goals and 10 points in 14 games. He was disappointing in the shortened campaign and was slowed by a concussion this season, but he's a good candidate to bounce back in 2014-15.
New Jersey Devils fall to 0-9 in shootouts | 03/28/2014 10:09 AM
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Through Thursday's defeat against Phoenix, the New Jersey Devils are a league-worst 0-9 in shootouts.
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Impact
If the Devils had even won four of those nine shootouts then they would hold a playoff spot right now. As it is, they've been completely outclassed, getting outscored 28-1 in the skills competition.
Adam Henrique continues hot streak despite L | 03/27/2014 10:26 PM
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Adam Henrique scored a goal for New Jersey in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Coyotes.
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Impact
Henrique has turned around what seemed like a miserable season thanks to a spectacular month of March in which he has racked up 13 points, including eight goals. Ryane Clowe also lit the lamp for New Jersey in the loss.
Martin Brodeur can't hold back Coyotes | 03/27/2014 10:21 PM
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Martin Brodeur turned in a decent performance, but was saddled with a loss in a 3-2 shootout decision against Phoenix Thursday night.
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Impact
Brodeur successfully blocked 25 of the 27 shots he faced, but it wasn't enough as a Mikkel Boedker shootout goal was the ultimate difference-maker. The veteran's record falls to 17-14-5 with the defeat while his GAA is 2.49 and his save percentage is .903.
Jagr hopes Devils have storybook finish | 03/27/2014 10:38 AM
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Jaromir Jagr thinks the New Jersey Devils have put themselves in a position to do something special.
New Jersey Online

Impact
While Jagr would obviously rather it didn't come to this, the Devils need to win almost all - if not all - of their final 10 games to make the playoffs. The flip side in his mind is that they've set themselves up for a potential storybook finish. "At least it's exciting," Jagr said. "That's the way I look at it. It would be something to remember. Something special." The Devils will play against Phoenix on Thursday.
Eric Gelinas' shift to forward is temporary | 03/26/2014 5:19 PM
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Although the Devils have been experimenting with using Eric Gelinas as a forward recently, they still plan to use him as a defenseman in the long term.
New Jersey Online

Impact
"We played him four shifts up front (in the last game against the Maple Leafs) in order to keep him in the lineup and keep him in the game. I'm not making him a forward. It's not a permanent move," Devils coach Peter DeBoer said. "I don't know where it's going to go. That's as far as I want to talk about it." Gelinas has the potential to be a great offensive defenseman and he's already proved he can produce at the NHL level with seven goals and 27 points in 53 games in 2013-14.
Martin Brodeur will get the nod on Thursday | 03/26/2014 12:41 PM
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The New Jersey Devils will start Martin Brodeur on Thursday.
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Impact
Brodeur stopped 25 of 26 shots against the Rangers on Saturday, but still lost his third straight game. The Devils are five points shy of the second Wild Card spot with just 10 contests left to play, so they desperately need these two points.
Michael Ryder gets knocked down to 4th line | 03/25/2014 4:07 PM
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Michael Ryder skated on the Devils' fourth line during Tuesday's practice.
New Jersey Online

Impact
Ryder wasn't surprised by the decision to demote him. "Well, I only have one goal in how many games is it? The coach thinks this is the best thing to do for the team, so I just have t work hard and try and earn my ice time back," Ryder said. He has just one goal in his last 26 contests.
Gelinas might continue to serve as forward | 03/25/2014 1:11 PM
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Eric Gelinas practiced as a forward on Tuesday.
New Jersey Online

Impact
"They call the position rover. I don't know what's going on. I switched jerseys twice today, so I have to be ready for anything, I guess," Gelinas said. He spent the majority of Sunday's game against Toronto as a forward and it looks like Devils coach Pete DeBoer is willing to push this experiment further. Gelinas has seven goals and 27 points in 53 games this season.
Cory Schneider tweaks game | 03/24/2014 6:10 AM
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Cory Schneider made some tweaks in his game and that has resulted in a two-game winning streak.
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Impact
Schneider had struggled early in the month and that allowed Martin Brodeur to regain part of the net. Schneider went over some old videos and tweaked his game, which resulted in a strong game against Toronto Sunday. He also got a haircut but that was a superstitious move as Schneider was not leaving anything to chance, or at least so he thought. The netminder is now 14-14-9 with a 2.14 GAA and a .914 save percentage.
Eric Gelinas returns to lineup Sunday | 03/24/2014 6:02 AM
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Eric Gelinas returned to the New Jersey lineup on Sunday but played only 8:06 minutes as their seventh defenseman.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Gelinas has found himself as the odd-man out of late has he had missed four of the previous six games as a healthy scratch. He has a lot of offensive upside but it's hard to put him in your fantasy lineup if coach Peter DeBoer is having the same misgivings in putting him in the Devils starting 20. He has seven goals and 27 points in 52 games this season.
Jonathon Merrill has goal and assist Sunday | 03/24/2014 5:58 AM
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Jonathon Merrill potted his second goal of the season and added an assist in the Devils 3-2 win on Sunday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
It was the best offensive display for Merrill in his young NHL career as he now has nine points this season. The 22-year-old second round selection has some offensive talent and coach Peter DeBoer has compared Merrill to the solid Paul Martin. Keep an eye on him in the future.
Anton Volchenkov sits out on Sunday | 03/24/2014 5:52 AM
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Anton Volchenkov sat out Sunday's game with a lower body injury.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Volchenkov was injured on Saturday when the Devils took on the Rangers. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Damien Brunner scores 11th after benching | 03/24/2014 5:49 AM
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Damien Brunner opened the scoring with his 11th goal of the season Sunday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
It was Brunner's return to action after spending two games in the press box as a healthy scratch. Brunner has now spent five games this season as a healthy scratch and this is not what the Devils were expecting when they inked him as an off-season signing.
Patrik Elias scores in win over Leafs | 03/23/2014 10:05 PM
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Patrick Elias scored a goal Sunday night as the Devils dropped Toronto by a score of 3-2.
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Impact
The goal, his 17th of the year, brings his point total to 49 in 57 games this season, which is an impressive pace for the underrated veteran. Jonathon Merrill and Damien Brunner also found the back of the net for New Jersey in the victory.
Cory Schneider holds off Maple Leafs for win | 03/23/2014 10:01 PM
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Cory Schneider picked up his second straight win Sunday as the Devils upended Toronto by a score of 3-2.
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Impact
Schneider continues to split time in goal with Martin Brodeur despite the former's statistical dominance over the latter and he was sharp on this night as he turned away 21 of 23 shots. He possesses a 14-14-9 record to go along with a 2.14 GAA and a .914 save percentage.
Volchenkov hurt in Saturday's game | 03/23/2014 10:57 AM
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Anton Volchenkov left Saturday's game against the Rangers with a lower-body injury.
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Impact
He will not play Sunday against Toronto. Volchenkov will be re-evaluated after Sunday's contest. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Schneider to start Sunday v Leafs | 03/23/2014 10:54 AM
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Cory Schneider will start in goal Sunday night against Toronto.
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Impact
Martin Brodeur was in goal for the Devils' 2-0 loss to the Rangers Saturday so it is Schneider's turn to start. Schneider is coming off a 4-3 win over Minnesota on Thursday in which he stopped 20 of 23 shots. He may have an easier time against a Maple Leaf team that is having some problems as of late.
Jaromir Jagr suffers rare scoreless night | 03/22/2014 10:15 PM
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Jaromir Jagr and the rest of the Devils were held off the scoresheet in a 2-0 shutout loss to the Rangers on Saturday.
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Impact
By failing to record a point in the game, Jagr has now been held scoreless in just two of his last nine contests, proving that even at his age the long season isn't wearing him down too much physically. Despite not scoring, the Czech veteran led the team with four shots on goal in the loss.
Marty Brodeur plays well in losing effort | 03/22/2014 10:12 PM
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Martin Brodeur played a strong game Saturday, but ended up on the losing end of a 2-0 score against the Rangers.
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Impact
Brodeur stopped 25 of 26 Rangers shots, but despite his best efforts, his record falls to 17-14-4 with the defeat. His GAA is now 2.51 while his save percentage is .902. Based on how coach Peter DeBoer has utilized his goaltenders this season, we expect Cory Schneider to be between the pipes for New Jersey's next contest.
Ryan Carter (upper body) will play Saturday | 03/22/2014 3:36 PM
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Ryan Carter will be back in New Jersey's lineup on Saturday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
He has sat out the last three games with an upper-body injury. Damien Brunner will be scratched to make room for him. Carter has recorded just five goals and seven points in 50 games this season.
Devils know they have to be near perfect now | 03/22/2014 10:24 AM
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Martin Brodeur and Jaromir Jagr think the Devils need to essentially run the table in order to make the playoffs.
The Bergen Record

Impact
The New Jersey Devils have 73 points in 70 games, which means that they can earn a maximum of 97 points. Right now it looks like it will take about 91 points to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, so they can probably afford to lose a couple more games, but not much more than that. In other words, the Devils' chances of making the playoffs are slim.
Ryan Carter will probably be back Saturday | 03/21/2014 6:42 PM
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Ryan Carter (upper body) thinks he'll probably return on Saturday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Carter has missed three consecutive games due to the ailment. He has seven points and 27 penalty minutes in 50 matches in 2013-14.
Brodeur will start for the Devils Saturday | 03/21/2014 12:57 PM
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Martin Brodeur will start for the Devils on Saturday.
New Jersey Online

Impact
Brodeur surrendered a total of seven goals in his last two starts and he lost both of those contests. He now has a 17-13-4 record, 2.55 GAA, and .900 save percentage in 34 games this season.
Sestito exits Thursday's game after elbowing | 03/21/2014 10:05 AM
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Tim Sestito left Thursday's game after being elbowed by Nate Prosser.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Sestito needed to be helped off the ice. "I saw him after the game and he's coherent, he feels all right, but he wasn't able to come back," Devils coach Pete DeBoer said. We'll list Sestito as day-to-day for now.
Jaromir Jagr closes in on Mike Gartner | 03/21/2014 10:01 AM
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Jaromir Jagr scored a goal in the Devils' 4-3 overtime win against Minnesota on Thursday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
It was Jagr's 704th career marker, putting him just four shy of Mike Gartner and sixth place on the NHL's all-time list. In 2013-14, Jagr has 23 goals and 60 points in 70 games.
Patrik Elias picks up three assists Thursday | 03/21/2014 9:59 AM
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Patrik Elias had three assists in the Devils' 4-3 overtime victory on Thursday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Elias has only been held off the scoresheet in one of the Devils' last four games. He has 16 goals and 48 points in 55 games in 2013-14.
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