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Get ready, kiddos, it’s OPENING DAY! It’s HERE!
The Devils have announced their roster for the start of the 2017-18 season: two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 12 forwards and one Nico. [NHL.com]
The Devils and their fantastic gray track pants took a trip to West Point this past weekend as part of a team bonding experience. A recap:
Brian Boyle has begun treatment for his chronic myeloid leukemia and is unsure when he’ll begin practicing with the team. It’s not looking like he’ll be in the lineup on Saturday. [NJ.com]
Buffalo GM Jack Eichel has signed star center Jack Eichel to a big ol’ contract extension:
8 year contract extension for Jack Eichel in Buffalo is complete. Aav of $10 million per year.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) October 3, 2017
Jaromir Jagr: "At 99.9 percent, this is my last season in NHL. So I am happy I will play for Canadian team finally."— Tomas Pokorny (@Topicek) October 2, 2017
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