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Time for a stiff drink. There is only darkness and pain and spiders and hopelessness. It sounds like Travis Zajac will be out until at least December.
BREAKING: Travis Zajac to miss 4-6 months after undergoing successful surgery to repair a torn left pectoral muscle. https://t.co/qSTvDhAScI— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) August 17, 2017
Devils have interest in an another NCAA forward:
Lead suitors for NCAA Maine's Blaine Byron are New Jersey, Ottawa, Buffalo and Vegas. Talented center was originally a Penguins pick— Ryan Kennedy (@THNRyanKennedy) August 16, 2017
The Oilers have signed Leon Draisaitl to a big ol’ 8-year contract extension. Woah.
Islanders captain John Tavares can become a free agent next summer. He says he’s in no rush to get a deal done. [PHT]
Bovada’s preseason betting odds on who will win the Hart this season give the edge to … Connor McDavid. Next comes Sidney Crosby, then Auston Matthews. [PHT]
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