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The Bruins, as always, had the answers on Wednesday night. Nico Hischier had a game-tying goal in the third period, but Boston came away with a 3-1 win. [Devils NHL]
Jesper Bratt, you might remember, is eligible to sign a contract extension with the Devils on Jan. 1:
Jesper Bratt is eligible for an extension on Jan. 1.— Ryan Novozinsky (@ryannovo62) December 29, 2022
We had a candid chat about this (as well as his recent struggles) today.
Is he still committed long-term? "Obviously yes" –– and a winning season could make talks smoother.#NJDevils https://t.co/kunsMYrExj
Pierre LeBrun has a short update here on Damon Severson’s contract situation and the status of other notable pending free agents around the league: [The Athletic ($)]
Alexis Lafrenière was a healthy scratch for the Rangers on Thursday night:
Is Lafrenière’s time in New York coming to a close? The former No. 1 overall pick and the Rangers find themselves at a critical point: [The Athletic ($)]
Congrats to Sam Gagner on 1,000 NHL games:
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