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Jimmy Vesey earns a contract:
Devils have sent Jesper Boqvist and Akira Schmid to Utica, put Frederik Gauthier on waivers to send him there if he clears and reportedly signed Jimmy Vesey to a one-year contract.— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) October 10, 2021
Injuries still muddying up things, but NJD is getting closer to final roster.
Mackenzie Blackwood talks about his vaccination status:
#NJDevils Mackenzie Blackwood in his post practice availability says that he is leaning towards getting the vaccine in the next few weeks.— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) October 10, 2021
He says it has nothing to do with these last few days, but more about discussions he’s had with his family and friends.
Really interesting piece over at The Athletic looking at how Nikita Popugaev went from being an intriguing prospect to leaving hockey behind to become an influencer: [The Athletic ($)]
Rangers locking up Mika Zibanejad:
BREAKING: Rangers, Zibanejad agree on extension, Post has learned, eight years in the range of $8.5M per...A year or two more than NYR would have preferred, but allows the AAV to be workable...Should put a damper on Eichel talk.— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) October 10, 2021
Panthers sign Aleksander Barkov to an extension:
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