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The Devils preseason schedule gets underway tonight against the Capitals!
Rosters for Capitals-Devils preseason game at Capital One Arena on Wednesday.— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) September 28, 2021
Capitals have one extra forward and one extra D, so obviously two players listed won't play.
Devils roster is 12F, 6D, 2G, so that seems set.
Former Capitals D Jonas Siegenthaler returns to DC pic.twitter.com/JDbTwz6fMS
One tiny little item of note/concern to highlight from that last story on the team website: Blackwood apparently had offseason surgery on his heel in June. Here’s Blackwood commenting on that: “I think I’m on track, just waiting for the last little bit of explosiveness and strength to come back to my ankle, but I feel like you know my reads, positioning, hands, tracking, all that are right on top of things, so I feel like I’m in a good spot to continue to grow and I think that the start of the season I’ll be in good shape.”
NHL.com’s Dan Rosen and Mike Morreale give a season preview for the Devils:
Key dates! We have some key dates here!
Key dates from the NHL's 2021-22 calendar:— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) September 27, 2021
March 21: Trade deadline
May 2: First day of Stanley Cup Playoffs
June 30: Last possible day of Stanley Cup Playoffs
July 1: First buyout period opens
July 7-8: NHL draft
July 12: First buyout period ends
July 13: Free agency opens
Makes me wonder about the contract situation of one Thomas James Fitzgerald?
Can’t wait for that final episode.
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