Well, here we are still sitting around twiddling our thumbs. Here are your links for today:
COVID-19 updates for the team. Baby steps:
More good news for #NJDevils ⬇️— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) February 11, 2021
Our facility is open for training, which is great, but we have still not had a practice yet.
Step by step.
#NJDevils Kyle Palmieri and Pavel Zacha back on protocol list today, but there’s no reason to worry.— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) February 11, 2021
Their status hasn’t changed, and should have been on list still, yesterday.
They both should come off in coming days, which is consistent with their original timeline.
✅ Yegor Sharangovich came off the Covid Protocol list today for #NJDevils— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) February 11, 2021
Should the Devils trade Will Butcher? What’s Miles Wood’s ceiling in the NHL? Those questions and more in The Athletic’s Devils-centric mailbag: [The Athletic ($)]
Some new COVID-19 protocols for the league, including more rapid testing on game days, reconfiguring seating arrangements for previously infected players and more: [ESPN]
It appears there is some appetite for tweaking the draft lottery. Pierre LeBrun: “...we assume from talking to other people around the league, that it’s probably going to augment the chances of the bottom teams of getting that first overall pick.” [TSN]
The Bruins will retire Willie O’Ree’s No. 22 next year:
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