Following the Heritage Classic last weekend, the NHL is now looking forward to its next outdoor game. That will involve the New Jersey Devils when they take on the Philadelphia Flyers at Metlife Stadium on February 17th. Following Wednesday’s news conference, we heard from a Devils legend about the upcoming event and his experience in outdoor games. Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier continue to make headlines, although, for very different reasons. Plus, the Pittsburgh Penguins make a safety mandate, the Bruins might be able to take advantage of a potential sale in Calgary, and more in today’s Devils Daily.
Let’s do that hockey.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: The Devils provided an update on Nico Hischier’s status following yesterday’s morning skate. Plus, an update on absentee Devils from Monday’s morning skate.
More NJHN: Jack Hughes is a star and he’s been recognized as such for the month of October. The NHL’s leading scorer had a monster start to the season, opening 2023-24 red hot.
Even More: Cut-resistant gear will begin to be provided to players in the Devils system. The Utica Comets have strongly encouraged their players to wear protective gear.
Devils.NHL.com: The NHL held a press conference providing some updates on the upcoming 2024 NHL Stadium Series in which the Devils will take part. Following the event, hear from Devils legend and AGM Martin Brodeur about the Devils facing the Philadelphia Flyers in February’s outdoor event.
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: As a result of the horrific tragedy involving Adam Johnson, the Penguins are mandating neck guards for their players with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL and the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL
Boston Hockey Now: The Calgary Flames might be shifting their focus from going for it to rebuilding. The Bruins are in need of a center and the Flames just might have what they’re looking for.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Hockey Now: What’s next for Joe Thornton? After officially announcing his retirement from the game of hockey, the door is open for Thornton to find his place back in San Jose.
New York Islanders
NYI Hockey Now: Lane Lambert may very well be doing too much from behind the bench. After the Islanders were up 2-0 against the Detroit Red Wings, the Isles head coach made the decision to shuffle the lines going into the third period. New York wound up losing the game 4-3. Lambert explains his thinking on the costly switch.