He is the all time goals and points leader in franchise history. His heart yearns to play, but his body may not be able to handle it, and as such, Patrik Elias remains in limbo, uncertain if he can have one last season as a member of the New Jersey Devils.
A day after practicing with the team for the first time in a week, Devils Captain Andy Greene will wait a little longer for his return to the lineup as he works his way back from an arm injury. Center Vern Fiddler will also sit out tonight’s 8 PM EST contest versus the Western Conference leading Minnesota Wild.
Devils Captain Andy Greene and fourth line specialist Vern Fiddler have rejoined their teammates for practice at the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota, providing a boost to a Devils team feeling confident about themselves after a 2-0-1 road trip through western Canada.
West coast road trips have not been kind to the New Jersey Devils in the history of the franchise. However, after a 2-0-1 swing through Western Canada and a rejuvenated Cory Schneider, all of a sudden the Devils are feeling pretty good about themselves.
New Jersey’s western Canada road trip continues in British Columbia where the Devils is in Vancouver to take on the Canucks. New Jersey is coming off a successful back to back against the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames with a 1-0-1 record.
The Devils visit the Edmonton Oilers tonight in Taylor Hall’s first game back in Edmonton since his shocking summer trade to New Jersey. The Oilers defeated the Devils Saturday night, by a 2-1 score in overtime. Cory Schneider was the key factor in the Devils gaining a point that night and will be in between the pipes for tonight’s game.
Devils left winger, Taylor Hall sat down with Sportsnet’s Gene Principe ahead of Thursday night’s game between New Jersey and Hall’s former team, the Edmonton Oilers to discuss his time in Edmonton, his thoughts on the trade, and his time in New Jersey.
For the first time in four and a half years, Devils Captain Andy Greene was forced to miss playing in an NHL game.
While defending his side of the ice, Greene took a shot off the arm and had the puck ride up and catch him in the eye. The play looked innocent enough, the type of thing that you see with regularity over the course of an NHL season, however, the shot did enough damage to force Greene out of the Devils line up, his iron man streak over at 350 straight NHL games.
After a five hour flight delay that saw the Devils reach Edmonton at 11:30 PM on Tuesday evening, New Jersey hit the ice to practice at Rogers Place and the lines deployed by head coach John Hynes are interesting, to say the least.
With just 40 games remaining in New Jersey’s schedule, playoff odds are diminishing.
The first half of the NHL season has come and gone, and the New Jersey Devils, after starting 9-3-3 have fallen into a woeful tailspin in which they have gone 7-15-5 and for all intents and purposes, torpedoed the Devils season.