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Hard to blame the young man for wanting to finish off a Harvard degree, but...
#NJDevils prospect Reilly Walsh is going to return to Harvard for his senior season, according to a source.— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) March 26, 2020
Walsh was a 3rd-round pick in the 2017 draft. Devils are "very comfortable" with Walsh going back to get his degree and develop further, the source said.
P.K. Subban on a trivia gameshow he plans to host in the coming days and more on how life is for him these days as he waits for hockey to come back: [NHL]
Mackenzie Blackwood thinks he can elevate his game even more, some thoughts from Taylor Hall on being a soon-to-be free agent and plenty more from players around the league in this week’s 31 Thoughts: [Sportsnet]
The winning streak comes to an end as the Devils fall to the Wild, 5-4, in the simulated season:
Probably not terribly surprising, but these events are postponed:
The NHL announced the postponements of the 2020 NHL Scouting Combine, the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Awards and the 2020 NHL Draft due to the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the coronavirus. https://t.co/R1Cm9EvcSB— NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) March 25, 2020
Bauer, which you might know as a hockey gear company, is shifting to produce medical face shields that could be delivered to hospitals as soon as next week. [ESPN]
The Colorado Avalanche say that a player tested positive for COVID-19 but has recovered:
An update from our organization.https://t.co/4tBJqIY691— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) March 26, 2020
If the hockey season returns, would you want to see some regular season play before the playoffs, or would you like to see the playoffs begin right away? That and more in this edition of TSN’s Insider Trading: [TSN]
Hopefully we’re not eying the top of the 2023 draft too closely (please, please, please), but one name you’ll probably see up there is Connor Bedard, who’s been granted exceptional player status to play all of next season in the Western Hockey League. He’s the seventh player to receive that designation. [NHL]
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