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Finally, a Nico update:
#NEWS: Nico Hischier Injury Update:— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) March 16, 2021
On Monday, Hischier underwent successful surgery to repair the frontal sinus fracture he suffered on February 27. He is expected to return to action in approximately three weeks.https://t.co/nC0Hyudxnd
The Devils put an end to their 11-game winless streak at home by eeking out a 3-2 win in a basement battle with the Sabres on Tuesday night. Don’t plan the parade just yet. [NHL] [All About the Jersey] [NorthJersey.com] [NJ.com]
Remarkably, the Devils get a rare win while wearing third jerseys:
Not only did the #NJDevils end their 11-game winless streak at home, but the Devils end a six-game winless streak in the Heritage/Reverse Retro Jerseys.— Craig Seiden (@CraigSeiden) March 17, 2021
*whispering in the quietest voice imaginable* Did they figure it out?
The #NJDevils are 29 of 32 on the penalty kill over the past 11 games. That is 90.6 percent and the best % in the NHL over that span.— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) March 17, 2021
A bit of a non-update here on Kyle Palmieri from Elliotte Friedman: “Sounds like New Jersey and Kyle Palmieri have begun conversations about his future. Nothing imminent, and I’m not making any predictions, but it’s underway.” [Sportsnet]
It appears that the Leafs are open for business, and Kyle Dubas is looking to make a deal. Might Toronto be a trade partner? [TSN]
The 4 takeaways from Dubas' avail:— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) March 16, 2021
1) Hopes to make a trade ASAP because of the 14-day quarantine;
2) He would trade a top prospect;
3) He would prefer a rental player, for once, over a hockey deal;
4) Confirms that the forward position is leading their deadline discussions.
Ovi keeps moving on up:
Alex Ovechkin scores his 12th goal of the season and his 718th career goal, passing Phil Esposito (717g) for the sixth-most goals in NHL history. pic.twitter.com/cYJidjQ1AF— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) March 17, 2021
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