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Devils in the Details - 10/2/2013: Retirement is Tough Edition

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New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 10/2/13

Will this guy start the season for the Devils? Or will his counterpart?
Will this guy start the season for the Devils? Or will his counterpart?
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Devils Links

The Devils bought a little time in getting down to the required 23-man roster. They did so by moving Patrik Elias and Mattias Tedenby to Injured Reserve. [Fire and Ice]

Don't worry though, both players practiced yesterday:

Martin Brodeur was back with the team practicing yesterday, but doesn't know whether or not he'll start the season opener tomorrow. [Fire and Ice]

The Devils voted unanimously against hybrid icing, but it still got approved. [Star-Ledger]

I always knew it. From the locker room:

Ilya Kovalchuk has been injured and will likely miss four weeks while recovering. Retirement sure is tough. How did he get injured? ALEXEI PONIKAROVSKY:


[Star-Ledger]

Here's Puck Daddy's preview of the Devils this season: [Puck Daddy]

Hockey Links

Here are the opening day rosters for all 30 teams: [Cross Checks]

The Oilers decided that they wanted to name EVERYONE as an alternate captain. They named SIX guys as alternate captains. [PHT]

In other strange leadership decisions, the Sabres decided that they would have TWO captains. Uh ... OK. Thomas Vanek will be the captain at home, and Steve Ott will be the captain on the road. [Puck Daddy]

The Lightning have named Martin St. Louis as their captain. [PHT]

The Leafs decided they wanted that Phil Kessel guy to stick around for awhile. They thus signed him to an 8-year, $64 million contract. Wow. [Puck Daddy]

Chicago raised its Stanley Cup banner yesterday:

[Puck Daddy]

There was a scary moment in yesterday's Habs-Leafs game. Tough guy George Parros hit the ice pretty hard. He was stretchered off the ice.

[Puck Daddy]

He has a concussion:

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