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The Devils have a game scheduled against the Rangers on Tuesday, and things are starting to look ... better? for that actually happening. Still some concerns, like ... what’s going on with Nico?
Team spokesman says #NJDevils are going to return to practice Monday. First one since the games in Buffalo at the end of last month.— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) February 14, 2021
#NJDevils on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list today:— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) February 14, 2021
Nathan Bastian, Nikita Gusev, Nico Hischier, Dmitry Kulikov, Travis Zajac
NJD are down to five.
There's been no update on why Nico Hischier is on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list. There's also been no team update on the progress of his injury rehab since before the club went into COVID-19 shutdown mode. A source close to Hischier did not have an update earlier this week.— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) February 14, 2021
A look at what life is like for the Binghamton Devils: “Sometimes when you’re in a different city, the NHL can feel like a long way away. And if you get called up, all of a sudden there are all these new things that you need to sort out and adjust to on top of trying to play your game. Being here, if you get called up, your world isn’t turned upside down. You probably just switch locker rooms and your schedule changes a little bit, and that’s it. That’s huge.” [The Athletic ($)]
Check out our pal John Fischer as a guest on the most recent episode of the Jablam Sports Hockey podcast right here: [Jablam Sports]
Alex Galchenyuk is certainly making his way around the league:
Congrats to an old friend:
Lou Lamoriello earned his 1,300th career regular-season win and became the third general manager in NHL history to reach the milestone, joining David Poile (1,421) and Glen Sather (1,319). #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/2GItDvlXdf— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 14, 2021
A look at the life and work of Kings prospect Akil Thomas and how he’s stepping out and trying to change the game as a young Black player: “We just need to see minorities — Hispanic, Indigenous, all of us who are already out there, involved, loving the game. We just need to see your faces more. We just need to hear your voices more. And when we do that, the next generation is going to grow up like, ‘Yeah, that’s normal.’” [Sportsnet]
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