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Damon Severson Returns; New Jersey Devils Top the Nashville Predators 3-1

March 3rd, 2015 at 9:33 PM
By Edward Allegretto

The New Jersey Devils extended their winning streak to two with a 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators at the Prudential Center. Rookie defenseman Damon Severson returned to the lineup after missing 11 weeks with a fractured left ankle which occurred on December 15th. With the win, the red and black improve to 27-27-10 with 64 points in the Eastern Conference. The team moves to seven points behind the eighth and final playoff spot which is held by the Boston Bruins. Leading the way for New Jersey were defenders Adam Larsson and Eric Gelinas who both scored a goal. After trading away Marek Zidlicky, the red and black moved Peter Harrold to forward in order to make room for Severson's return to the lineup.

Devils' lines:

Adam Henrique- Scott Gomez- Steve Bernier

Mike Cammalleri- Travis Zajac- Jordin Tootoo

Dainius Zubrus- Patrik Elias- Stephen Gionta

Tuomo Ruutu- Jacob Josefson- Harrold

Devils' defense:

Andy Greene- Larsson

Jon Merrill- Severson

Mark Fraser- Gelinas

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New Jersey Devils Trade Marek Zidlicky to the Detriot Red Wings

March 2nd, 2015 at 1:40 PM
By Edward Allegretto

The New Jersey Devils have traded defenseman Marek Zidlicky to the Detriot Red Wings for a conditional third- round pick in 2016. The draft pick will remain a third-rounder unless the Red Wings make it to the Stanley Cup finals, in which case the pick will then become a second-rounder.

Zidlicky, 38, had appeared in all 63 of the red and blacks games this season as he tallied 23 points on four goals and 19 assists along with a minus seven for his plus/minus category. That point total was fifth best on the Devils before his trade. The defender signed a one-year deal worth $3 million dollars this past June. He is slated to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. The defender had to accept the move due to his no-trade clause, as reported earlier, he was at practice this morning and upon its end the 38 year-old was told about the trade and ultimately he accepted.

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All Active Players at Practice for the New Jersey Devils

March 2nd, 2015 at 11:21 AM
By Edward Allegretto

The New Jersey Devils took to the ice this morning in preparation of Tuesday nights showdown against the visiting Nashville Predators at 7:00 pm. Despite the trade deadline hours away (3:00 pm today) every active player on the red and blacks roster was taking part in the morning skate. That includes rookie defenseman Damon Severson who has been out of the lineup since fracturing his left ankle on December 15th.

General manager and interim head coach Lou Lamoriello was not watching practice today because he was in his office (which is a common occurrence). Co-coaches Scott Stevens and Adam Oates ran the practice and kept the some of the lines intact.

It would not be surprising at all to hear that New Jersey traded someone away closer to the 3:00 pm deadline considering the only players they want to trade are rental players. The players that are suspected to be on the market are; defender Marek Zidlicky, forwards Michael Ryder, Martin Havlat, Scott Gomez. Steve Bernier, and Jordin Tootoo.

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What New Jersey Devils Players are Most Likely to Be Traded by the Dealine

March 1st, 2015 at 1:26 PM
By Edward Allegretto

With the trade deadline looming, will the New Jersey Devils make any more moves to help their future? The team has until Monday at 3:00 pm to improve their squad, but the question is what players are most likely to leave? Assuming the young defensemen, Adam Larsson, Jon Merrill, Eric Gelinas, and Damon Severson all stay along with their top young forwards Adam Henrique, Travis Zajac, and Jacob Josefson that leaves a few players on the market.

1: Marek Zidlicky: The 38 year old defenseman has been a workhorse for the red and black all season long. He and fellow defender Andy Greene are the only two Devils players to play in all 63 games this year. Zidlicky is fifth on the team with 23 points tallying four goals, and 19 assists. Zidlicky is experienced and a great offensive weapon for teams trying to make a run at the Stanley Cup. The defender is one of the key players on New Jersey's power play unit which is ninth in the NHL. He is currently on a one-year contract worth $3 million dollars. Not too bad, a team can trade for him and then choose to not re-sign him next season. The difficult part is that Zidlicky has a no-trade clause that he would have to waive in order for the red and black to move him. If Zidlicky can be traded for any prospect or draft pick, perhaps it is something to think about especially with Severson returning to the lineup soon.

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New Jersey Devils Bounce Back; Shutout the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0

February 28th, 2015 at 7:45 PM
By Edward Allegretto

After losing two straight, the New Jersey Devils bounced back and defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0. With the win, the red and black improve to 26-27-10 with 62 points. They remain in 13th place in the Eastern Conference, however, they are tied with the Ottawa Senators despite playing three more games. They are currently seven points behind the Boston Bruins for the eighth and final spot in the Conference. The Bruins are battling the Arizona Coyotes and are winning 4-0 in the second. If Boston holds on and wins, New Jersey will be nine points back again. Leading the way tonight was Andy Greene who scored a goal, and net-minder Cory Schneider who recorded his fourth shutout of the season.

Devils' lines:

Mike Cammalleri- Travis Zajac- Jordin Tootoo

Adam Henrique- Jacob Josefson- Steve Bernier

Tuomo Ruutu- Scott Gomez- Michael Ryder

Dainius Zubrus- Patrik Elias- Stephen Gionta

Devils' defense:

Greene- Adam Larsson

Jon Merrill- Marek Zidlicky

Mark Fraser- Eric Gelinas

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