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ICYMI: Here’s the update on Jack Hughes from the Devils. “On Tuesday night against Seattle, Jack Hughes suffered a dislocation of his left shoulder. A subsequent MRI revealed no further damage, and he does not require surgery at this time. He has begun physical therapy under the guidance of New Jersey’s doctors and athlete care staff.” [NHL]
So what should the Devils do to #protect Jack Hughes and the organization’s other young, skilled players? [The Athletic ($)]
Pierre LeBrun reports that Tom Fitzgerald “recently” kicked off preliminary talks with Jack Hughes’ camp on a contract extension. Hoo boy, here we go! LeBrun says, “It wouldn’t surprise me if the Devils over the next month or two put something in front of the Hughes camp that made them think hard.” [The Athletic ($)]
Hockey Canada has Mackenzie Blackwood on “long list” of six goaltenders under consideration for the Olympics, though Blackwood’s COVID-19 vaccination status would seem to have him on the outside looking in before performance is even considered. [The Athletic]
ESPN is reporting that Jack Eichel’s camp is making a final attempt to convince Sabres management to let him proceed with his preferred procedure, the disk replacement surgery. [ESPN]
Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s return to Montreal:
Jesperi Kotkaniemi's first goal as a Carolina Hurricane.— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) October 22, 2021
Against the Habs.
In Montreal. pic.twitter.com/h3jpFdBmxc
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