Player News - Devils

Date: Team: Pos:

Stephen Gionta missed Wednesday's practice because of a back injury.

He suffered an injury to his lower back against Columbus on Tuesday night. Gionta felt sore after his back "gave out" on him and it's unclear if he'll be able to play on Friday.
Apr 1 - 4:24 PM

Adam Henrique had an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss to Carolina on Tuesday.

Henrique snapped a five-game scoring drought. Despite that cold stretch, March was a relatively good month for him as he scored four goals and nine points in 14 games.
Apr 1 - 9:37 AM

Devils GM Lou Lamoriello doesn't think his team is far off from being a playoff contender.

Lamoriello is largely happy with the team's goaltending and defense, but it's no secret that the Devils are lacking a top end scorer after losing Zach Parise and Ilya Kovlachuk in 2012 and 2013 respectively. The Devils general manager has said that they will do "everything we can to get a scorer if we can," so we'll have to see what comes of that. Toronto's Phil Kessel will likely be available over the summer, but whether or not the Devils and the Maple Leafs can see eye-to-eye in terms of his trade value is another story entirely.
Apr 1 - 9:34 AM

Cory Schneider allowed three goals on 31 shots Tuesday as the Devils dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to Columbus.

The busy netminder has now suited up for 66 games, starting 65 of them, but has failed to record a win in his last five outings. His 2.20 GAA and .927 save percentage have made him a valuable fantasy commodity all season long.
Mar 31 - 11:57 PM

Michael Cammalleri scored pair of goals for the Devils Tuesday, but the team fell short in a 3-2 overtime loss to Columbus.

The unheralded forward has very quietly posted 27 goals in 63 games for the offensively-starved Devils this season after recording 26 for Calgary a season earlier. Fantasy owners who placed they trust in him have been rewarded for their faith.
Mar 31 - 11:54 PM

Peter Harrold will be scratched from Tuesday's tilt with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Through 42 games this season, Harrold has accumulated four points, 39 blocks, and 40 hits. He has no fantasy value, unfortunately.
Source: Craig Merz
Mar 31 - 6:31 PM

Reid Boucher, Martin Havlat, and Michael Ryder will each be scratched from Tuesday's tilt with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

While Havlat and Ryder have produced just 11 goals and 33 points through 87 combined games this season, Boucher resembles of a bit of hope moving forward. Bocher has amassed 35 goals and 66 points over 134 games with AHL Albany since the beginning of last season.
Source: Craig Merz
Mar 31 - 6:29 PM

Cory Schneider will get the start versus the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

Schneider comes in with a 26-28-8 record with and a .928 save percentage and a 2.19 GAA over 65 games this season. He's also among the league leaders with 42 Quality Starts with eight Really Bad Starts. Schneider is 3-2-0 with a shutout and 10 goals against in five career starts versus Columbus while with New Jersey.
Source: Tom Gulitti
Mar 31 - 5:10 PM

Devils GM and interim coach Lou Lamoriello loved Stefan Matteau's game on Sunday.

It wasn't that significant from a statistical perspective as Matteau had a minus-one rating, two shots on goal, and five hits in 14:27 minutes of ice time. However, Lamoriello thought it was an "outstanding game" for the 21-year-old rookie. "I thought he had one of his best games since he's been here," Lamoriello said. "I don't think we could have asked for more than what he gave tonight. He used his size. He used his hockey smarts. He fit very well on that line. He didn't look out of place." Matteau was playing alongside Mike Cammalleri and Travis Zajac.
Mar 30 - 9:29 AM

With the New Jersey Devils mathematically eliminated, Patrik Elias realizes he's running out of chances to make the playoffs.

Elias is a two-time Stanley Cup winner, but with the Devils he has missed the playoffs in four of the last five campaigns. He will turn 39 on April 13. "I think no matter when, you want to be in the playoffs in your career, but especially towards the end you want to have the chance, no question about it," Elias said. "You want to have that last run and enjoy it like we did against L.A. that year (2012). It was a little bit unexpected, but we loved it. A lot of guys it was their first time and everybody soaked it in and that's what you miss."
Mar 30 - 9:25 AM

Cory Schneider allowed two goals on 25 shots in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Anaheim.

Schneider has had a relatively good season considering how bad the Devils are but he has now dropped four consecutive decisions. The 29-year-old has a 26-28-8 record with a 2.19 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage in 65 games. His fantasy value would be even higher if New Jersey would have more talent on the roster.
Mar 29 - 9:59 PM

Dainius Zubrus scored the Devils' only goal in their 2-1 loss to Anaheim on Sunday.

The 36-year-old had some productive seasons in the NHL but it's safe to say that those days are long gone. This was Zubrus' first point in nine games. Zubrus has just four goals and nine points in 68 games for the Devils. It was reported earlier that New Jersey would like to cut ties with Zubrus but he is under contract for next season. Unless they buy him out or send him to the minors, expect him to be on their roster again in 2015-16.
Mar 29 - 9:51 PM

Mark Fraser will be scratched from Sunday's tilt with the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.

Through 28 games this season with the Devils, Fraser has put up three points, 43 blocks, 51 PIMs, and 70 hits.
Mar 29 - 7:17 PM

Reid Boucher, Martin Havlat, and Michael Ryder will be scratched from Sunday's tilt with the Anaheim Ducks.

Unfortunately, Havlat and Ryder have proven to be unreliable sources of fantasy production with just 11 goals and 33 points through 87 combined games this season. Boucher meanwhile, still just 21 years old, has yet to produce with the Devils through seven games this season. But he does have 35 goals and 66 points over 134 games with AHL Albany since the beginning of last season.
Mar 29 - 7:16 PM

Cory Schneider will get the start in goal for New Jersey Sunday.

The Sharks take on the Detroit Red Wings and Schneider will be looking to break a three game losing streak. He is 26-27-7 with a 2.17 GAA and a .928 save percentage.
Mar 29 - 10:50 AM


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