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All-Star Weekend is over, and your favorite All-Star is back with the team. Here’s how Nico fared in the Metro-Atlantic game on Saturday: [NHL]
Head on over and vote for Devils prospect and Providence College player Tyce Thompson in the fan vote for the 2020 Hobey Baker Award: [Hobey Baker]
Devils family members pay tribute to Kobe Bryant, who was killed Sunday in a helicopter crash:
Shocked and in complete disbelief... A father, husband, legend, and idol gone way too soon. Thank you for the time, the lessons, and 20 years of greatness. #ripmamba pic.twitter.com/oqAtpaMlz8— P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1) January 26, 2020
Sad to hear of the passing of Kobe Bryant. A champion on and off the court. My condolences to the Bryant Family and those effected by today’s events. #Kobe pic.twitter.com/wr2PW768Mv— Martin Brodeur (@MartinBrodeur) January 26, 2020
The New Jersey Devils organization sends their condolences to the family and friends of Kobe Bryant.— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) January 27, 2020
His impact went far beyond the world of basketball and sports. He will be greatly missed.
Roster updates coming out of the break:
#NJDevils Kyle Palmieri will play tomorrow against Ottawa— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) January 26, 2020
#NJDevils Nasreddine says that for the short term the team will go with the goaltending duo of Blackwood and Domingue. Though “nothing is set in stone”— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) January 26, 2020
For the time being #NJDevils Boqvist will remain in the AHL where he’ll have substantially more playing time.— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) January 26, 2020
Pierre LeBrun takes a look around the league at where all 31 teams stand just a few short weeks before the trade deadline. Some thoughts about Tom Fitzgerald and New Jersey here: [The Athletic ($)]
Gary Bettman reports that puck and player tracking systems will be up and running in arenas that host playoff games this season and in all arenas in the league for next season. [ESPN]
The NHL’s All-Decade first team: Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, Alex Ovechkin, Duncan Keith, Drew Doughty and Marc-Andre Fleury. [NHL]
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