If you had been told the New Jersey Devils were going to win three of their four games on the road, you’d certainly take it. Fortunately, that’s exactly what New Jersey did, coming home with six of a possible eight points. The Devils haven’t quite made up all the ground they lost early in the season just yet, however, they’re a lot closer than they were sitting just two points out of the wild card.
Unfortunately, one Devils forward can’t stay healthy, more in the links.
Elsewhere, the Penguins invite a former fourth-overall pick to Pittsburgh on a professional try-out. Could Philly trade an entire defensive pair? And what’s the latest with Detroit’s captain?
Let’s do that hockey.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: The injury bug has bitten the Devils again as a New Jersey forward who has been shelved before is injured again.
More NJHN: The Devils lost the final game of the road trip getting a taste of their own medicine at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers. Here are the takeaways.
Devils.NHL.com: We all know who the greatest Devils players are. However, who are the most underrated? Stan Fischler gives you his top-30.
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins made headlines on Sunday when they signed former fourth-overall pick Jesse Puljujarvi to a free-agent tryout. He appeared on the ice in Penguins colors the same day.
Colorado Hockey Now: Following his return to Denver, a report states that the Avalanche captain hopes to begin skating soon after Gabriel Landeskog had knee surgery this summer.
Philly Hockey Now: A report suggests that an undisclosed team asked the Flyers about a Nick Seeler-Sean Walker package deal as they desire to acquire the entire defensive pairing.
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Hockey Now: After being knocked unconscious in the first period of Saturday’s home-ice loss to Ottawa, there’s been no timeline revealed on Dylan Larkin’s recovery. Fortunately, the tests all returned negative.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Hockey Now: Marc-Edouard Vlasic has received some criticism lately that he’s lost his fire. Sharks head coach David Quinn was adamant that’s the furthest thing from the truth.