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Offseason surgery for Dougie:
#NJDevils Dougie Hamilton had successful surgery to repair a wrist injury on his right arm.— James Nichols (@JamesNicholsNHL) May 23, 2023
His agent confirms he will be ready at the start of the 2023-24 season, that's why he got it as soon as possible.
Devils will be back in the Stadium Series it appears:
I’m told the NHL is going to host 2 Stadium Series games next season in February 2024 at MetLife Stadium on back-to-back days involving 4 teams: Devils/Flyers and Isles/Rangers— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) May 23, 2023
The #NJDevils lineup in their last Stadium Series game versus the Rangers on Jan. 26, 2014:— Kristy Flannery (@InStilettos_NHL) May 23, 2023
Pierre LeBrun reports that Dan MacKinnon is out of the running for the Penguins GM job: [TSN]
What might Tom Fitzgerald do with the team’s unrestricted free agents this summer? He has plenty of decisions to make. [Infernal Access ($)]
A pretty terrible look for the Stars captain:
Jamie Benn's assessed a major for cross-checking Mark Stone. After review, the five minute is upheld + a game misconduct. pic.twitter.com/1jiRPcBNih— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) May 24, 2023
Flames have a new GM:
CONNY!— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) May 23, 2023
Craig Conroy has been named the #Flames General Manager! In addition, Dave Nonis has joined the organization as the Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations and Assistant General Manager while title changes have been made for Chris Snow and Brad Pascall.
AFP Analytics projects free agent contracts for this summer: [Daily Faceoff]
Who might be interested in Connor Hellebuyck if the Jets decide to make him available for a trade? [The Athletic ($)]
What a day April 11 was:
April 11, 2023— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) May 23, 2023
Blackhawks 5, Penguins 2
The game that changed hockey
Penguins' loss clinches playoff berth for Panthers.
Blackhawks move back in draft lottery order.
Panthers one win from Stanley Cup Final.
Blackhawks get 1st pick in draft lottery/right to pick Connor Bedard
If Penguins didn’t lose to Chicago on April 11th then Florida would have missed the playoffs by 1 point. Boston gets through first round and Dubas still has a job? https://t.co/LgdQphe76g— MoneyPuck.com (@MoneyPuckdotcom) May 23, 2023
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