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Jack’s season is over. In a thread over at r/hockey, someone pointed to this headline from The Onion, and it feels like an apt description of how I’m feeling: “Man Who Thought He’d Lost All Hope Loses Last Additional Bit Of Hope He Didn’t Even Know He Still Had”.
Low-grade MCL sprain of his left knee, #NJDevils Jack Hughes gets shut down for the remainder of the season.— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) April 5, 2022
Jack's season ends having played 49 games, with 26 goals and 30 assists (56 pts). https://t.co/NIvWEtJIti
Both Jimmy Vesey and Yegor Sharangovich left Tuesday’s game against the Rangers and didn’t return as the Blueshirts came away with a 3-1 win. [NHL]
With the Devils officially eliminated from postseason contention, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman talk a little bit about Pavel Zacha, Mackenzie Blackwood and more here: [Sportsnet]
Ryan Getzlaf is retiring:
Pierre LeBrun polled all 32 NHL head coaches for their picks for the Norris Trophy, and here’s how things shook out: [The Athletic ($)]
Speaking of the Norris…
Travis Yost notes here that scoring has continued to climb as we’ve gotten further into the season. Will it last into the playoffs? [TSN]
A little career update on our old friend Cory Schneider here, after he got his first NHL win in a couple years against the Devils the other day: [The Athletic ($)]
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