It’s good news/bad news regarding New Jersey Devils forward Jack Hughes. More on that later.
The Devils are in Chicago today to take on Connor Bedard and the Blackhawks. They won’t have a morning skate, however, head coach Lindy Ruff will speak at 4 PM. We may or may not get even further clarity on Hughes’ health. That remains to be seen.
Plus, a round table surveying the performances of former Devils, a recall in the wake of all the injuries, and a trip around the league to catch up with the latest news in the NHL.
Let’s do that hockey.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: NJHN hosted a round table inquiring with reporters covering the cities in which former Devils reside in. Here’s a look at how they’re doing with their new clubs.
More NJHN: Elliotte Friedman provides an update on Devils Jack Hughes via Hockey Night in Canada.
Even More: With New Jersey so dinged up, the Devils were forced to recall a center from the Utica Comets that will meet the team in Chicago today.
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins have a number of problems that have them sitting at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. PHN dives into what the issues are and how GM Kyle Dubas will react if this continues.
Boston Hockey Now: Did someone write off the Bruins again? Doesn’t matter. Boston keeps adapting and rewriting history through their versatility.
Colorado Hockey Now: Ivan Prosvetov came to North America before he was even drafted. He now serves as the backup to Alexander Georgiev. Here’s CHN on his journey and why he sailed from Russia to North America in the first place.
Florida Hockey Now: Aaron Ekblad and Brandon Montour are still out with injuries, however, the Panthers are in capable hands as Uvis Balinskis is fitting in extremely well in Florida.
New York Islanders
NYI Hockey Now: The Devils aren’t the only team in the Metropolitan Division dealing with major injuries. Adam Pelech was out of the Isles lineup again last night against the Hurricanes.