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ICYMI: Three more games pushed back.
#NEWS: The @NHL has announced that 3 more of our games have been postponed. https://t.co/bN2m7IT2rA— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) February 8, 2021
Latest on the COVID-19 list:
The Devils are up to 19 players on the COVID absences list, including Nico Hischier. Victor Rask and Carson Soucy added to the Wild list, which is now at 11 players. #NHL pic.twitter.com/7lxi9Cz5OY— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) February 8, 2021
Damon Severson, Mackenzie Blackwood and Ty Smith land on this list of guys in trophy conversations: [NHL]
If we get to see the Devils at full-strength this season, what’s the team’s ceiling? Could we be talking about a playoff spot at some point? Those questions and more in The Athletic’s Devils-centric mailbag: [The Athletic ($)]
The Penguins have hired Ron Hextall as the team’s GM and Brian Burke as the team’s president of hockey operations, ending the questions and speculation about Tom Fitzgerald and the job:
The Penguins have named Ron Hextall as general manager and Brian Burke as president of hockey operations.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 9, 2021
Full details: https://t.co/gBGqDIMMql pic.twitter.com/0pzDJvwynH
ICYMI: A very interesting, in-depth look here at the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols and a specific look at the outbreak that has affected the Minnesota Wild. [The Athletic ($)]
Mikko Koivu has retired after 16 NHL seasons:
Congrats on an outstanding 1,000+ game career, Mikko Koivu!— NHL (@NHL) February 9, 2021
Read more on @NHLdotcom ➡️ https://t.co/DlV5unPi3m pic.twitter.com/kqpsD7aZ2F
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