The New Jersey Devils will hit the ice this morning at 11 AM for morning skate.
Yesterday, the Devils returned Max Willman on loan to the Utica Comets. That’s likely a good indication that Lindy Ruff’s suspicion that Colin Miller will join the Devils on the upcoming road trip will, in fact, come true.
Don’t be surprised to see Miller on the ice later this afternoon. Much like Tomas Nosek, don’t be surprised to see Miller back in game action sometime this week, either.
Elsewhere, the Devils and Calgary Flames have a path to connect on another deal, Alexander Holtz opens up about his game, and the Edmonton Oilers make changes behind the bench.
Let’s do that hockey.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: We know that Nikita Zadorov would welcome a trade to the Devils. The feeling is mutual as a new report suggests that the Devils are a team with heavy interest in the 6-foot-6 defenseman.
More NJHN: Alexander Holtz wore his heart on his sleeve on Saturday. Clearly discouraged after a conversation with the Devils’ head coach, Holtz reflects on his ice time and what he needs to do to get more of it.
‘Round the Rink
NHL.com: After a dismal start to the season, the Oilers decided to make a coaching change. Edmonton has relieved Jay Woodcroft of his duties and already named a new replacement.
National Hockey Now
Boston Hockey Now: The Bruins are picking up right where they left off in the 2022-23 regular season, winning at a high volume. Despite all the points, they could still make upgrades. Should Boston be in on Nikita Zadorov?
Colorado Hockey Now: Pavel Francouz has likely played his final game in an Avs uniform. He’s done for the year after offseason surgery on his adductors and has yet to play a game this season.
Florida Hockey Now: After missing all but one game of the 2023-24 regular season, Sam Bennett returned to the Panthers lineup on Sunday when Florida hosted the Chicago Blackhawks.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Hockey Now: Having experience with David Quinn firsthand, Jack Eichel says Quinn is the man to turn things around in San Jose.