The New Jersey Devils didn’t skate yesterday as they traveled to Calgary ahead of their contest with the Flames. They did, however, activate Nico Daws and sent him to the AHL Utica Comets. The Comets had a tilt against the Bridgeport Islanders last night and Daws received the nod. In his first game back since hip surgery, Daws made 31 saves and received first-star honors in Utica’s 4-1 victory. What an interesting wrinkle in the Devils’ goaltending situation.
Elsewhere, do the Devils have a trade partner in Anaheim? Can Philly get a first-round pick for one of their defenseman? A San Jose defenseman wants to stay with the Sharks, & more in the links
Let’s do that hockey.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: The Devils’ goaltending pipeline just got a bit stronger as New Jersey lifts a former third-round selection in 2020 off injured reserve. Can he find his way to playing NHL games again?
The Athletic: From the Anaheim perspective, here’s why John Gibson could draw trade interest and if he’s a fit in New Jersey.
National Hockey Now
Boston Hockey Now: To add insult to injury, Bruins superstar defenseman Charlie McAvoy left the game early in the third period following a collision with Buffalo Sabres forward J.J. Peterka. It’s not suspected to be a heady injury.
Colorado Hockey Now: In a bit o’ good news for the Avs, forward Arturi Lehkonen has resumed light skating activities.
New York Islanders
NYI Hockey Now: The Islanders placed Ryan Pulock on injured reserve as a result of a blocked against the Columbus Blue Jackets. As a result, the Isles went out and acquired Robert Bortuzzo from the St. Louis Blues.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Hockey Now: Despite the trade rumors surrounding Mario Ferraro, the Sharks defenseman states he’s got unfinished business in San Jose and wants to stay.
Philly Hockey Now: The Flyers don’t necessarily want to trade defenseman Sean Walker. However, if they’re offered a first-round draft pick, Philly just may consider it.