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Devils Daily: Playoff Leapfrog, Former Devils Defenseman Struggling



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After flying home late last night following their victory over the Washington Capitals, the New Jersey Devils will hit the ice later in the day for a 1 o’clock practice.

The Devils’ victory put them back in playoff position, leaping the very team they faced last night and bumping them out of a playoff spot. Head coach Lindy Ruff was forced to ice a team without some key forwards due to injury. He opted not to use one of his top forward prospects on recall, but more on that in the links below.

Elsewhere, a former Devils defenseman is struggling in Pittsburgh, Boston’s rookie returns from the World Junior Championships dejected, and Florida’s captain can’t stop breaking franchise records.

Let’s do that hockey.

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New Jersey Hockey Now: The Devils are calling for some forward depth in the absence of Timo Meier. They recalled their AHL leading goal scorer, Graeme Clarke, as reinforcement.

More NJHN: Yet another injury for the Devils, this time to a veteran forward. How long will he be out?

Even More: The Devils dominate the Washington Capitals Wednesday night on the backs of Nico Hischier, Dawson Mercer, and Michael McLeod. Read up on the takeaways.

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Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Former Devils defenseman, Ryan Graves, isn’t off to a great start in his Penguins era. The defenseman was upfront about his struggles. “There’s no pity party going on.”

Boston Bruins

Boston Hockey Now: Dejected rookie center Matthew Poitras returned from Sweden to Boston on Wednesday. Poitras was stunned that he and his Canadian teammates were bounced from the 2024 World Junior Championship in the quarterfinal round in a 3-2 loss to Czechia.

Florida Panthers

Florida Hockey Now: Panthers captain, Sasha Barkov, seemingly breaks a franchise record every week. He broke another one on Tuesday night.

Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Hockey Now: The Red Wings banked on Ville Husso and James Reimer as their goaltending tandem this season. However, based on his positive play, it’s Alex Lyon’s net now.

Philadelphia Flyers

Philly Hockey Now: Without veteran center Sean Couturier, are the Flyers a lottery team? (+)

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