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So the draft is a ways off, is there anything left to care about over the next few months? Here are a few things to pay attention to: [The Athletic ($)]
One of those things? The GM search. Elliotte Friedman with a few thoughts on the Devils search in this week’s 31 Thoughts: [Sportsnet]
Will Butcher’s season is over:
❗️Update on #NJDevils Will Butcher:— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) March 5, 2020
Butcher had surgery to repair ruptured right thumb ligaments from an injury he sustained at St. Louis on February 18.
He is expected to make a full recovery in 3-4 months and will continue to be under the observation of our medical staff.
Things are going well for our trade partners:
Team records since making trades with the Devils:— Chris Ryan (@ChrisRyan_NJ) March 6, 2020
Hurricanes: 0-3-1 (Vatanen hasn’t played)
Brind’Amour said he doesn’t expect Vatanen back any time soon after a setback in today’s skate— Sara Civ (@SaraCivian) March 5, 2020
It was, uh, a very good night for Mika Zibanejad against the Caps:
Context on Mika Zibanejad's FIVE GOALS for the @NYRangers :— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 6, 2020
1st Rangers player to score 4+ goals since 2011
2nd player in NHL history to score 5 goals with an OT winner
3rd player in Rangers history with a 5-goal game
4th player in NHL history to score a goal in all 4 periods pic.twitter.com/kQpmAZx2zS
Get it on your calendar now!
Believe the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery will be Thursday, April 9.— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) March 5, 2020
Salary cap projection:
Bill Daly announces he’s told teams the salary cap is projected to be between $84 to $88.2 million next year— Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) March 4, 2020
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