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Cory Schneider Placed on Waivers

The Devils have placed goalie Cory Schneider on waivers.

Schneider, 33, has a cap hit of $6 million through 2021-22.

In Schneider’s first three seasons with the Devils, he posted a 69-71-27 record with a 0.924 SV% and a 2.15 GAA. Since 2016-17, he’s gone 43-60-22 with a 0.904 SV% and a 2.97 GAA, as he’s battled hip injuries.

The Devils recalled Louis Domingue to supplement Mackenzie Blackwood in the crease.

Devils Re-Sign Hischier to 7-Year Deal

The New Jersey Devils have re-signed Nico Hischier to a 7 year deal with an average annual salary of $7.25 million.

2019-20 is the final season on Hischier’s entry-level contract.

Devils Re-Sign Pavel Zacha

The Devils announced that they have re-signed Pavel Zacha to a 3 year contract.

There was a report yesterday that Zacha had agreed to terms with Avangard Omsk of the KHL.

Zacha, 22, will be two seasons away from unrestricted free agency after this contract.

Report: Kovalchuk Eyeing NHL Return

Image from Александр Головко via Wikimedia Commons

Image from Александр Головко via Wikimedia Commons

Sportsnet, passing along a report from Finland’s Iltalehti, says that Ilya Kovalchuk may be plotting a return to the NHL in 2016-17.

Because he ‘retired’ from the NHL to get out of his 15 year contract with the Devils, Kovalchuk would need the permission of all 30 NHL teams to return to the league prior to the 2018-19 season.

Kovalchuk will turn 32 next month.

Zidlicky Traded to Wings

Marek Zidlicky has been traded to the Red Wings, reports Tom Gulitti.

Detroit has been rumored to be in on Toronto’s Dion Phaneuf for most of the day, but the two sides obviously couldn’t work out a deal.

TSN reports that if Detroit gets to the Stanley Cup Finals this season, the pick will be upgraded to a 2nd.

Panthers Acquire Jaromir Jagr

Image from Lisa Gansky via Wikimedia Commons

Image from Lisa Gansky via Wikimedia Commons

The Panthers have acquired Jaromir Jagr from the Devils for a 2015 2nd round pick and a 2016 conditional third round pick. The Devils get to choose between the Panthers’ 2016 3rd round pick and the 2016 3rd round pick the Panthers acquired from the Wild in the Sean Bergenheim trade.

The Panthers will be Jagr’s eighth team in his career.

The Panthers currently sit two points behind the Bruins for the final wildcard spot in the East.

Jagr’s Agent Discussed His Future with Devils

Image from Lisa Gansky via Wikimedia Commons

Image from Lisa Gansky via Wikimedia Commons

According to Pierre Lebrun, Peter Svoboda, the agent of Jaromir Jagr, met Saturday night with Devils’ GM Lou Lamoriello to discuss the future of Jagr with the Devils.

Lebrun believes Jagr would like to be moved to a playoff team, but Lamoriello is still holding out hope his team will make a run at the playoffs, and would like to wait.

On TSN’s Insider Trading, Darren Dreger said that Jagr would like to be moved to an Eastern Conference contender.

According to Sports Club Stats, the Devils have a 0.4% chance at making the playoffs.

Bruins Looking to Add a Scoring Winger

With the trade deadline fast approaching, the Boston Bruins are desperately looking to add a scoring winger.

According to Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, the team is interested in Chris Stewart, Zack Kassian, and Michael Ryder.

Stewart would require a modest package, while Kassian and Ryder could be had for cheap. Ryder may be an attractive piece for the team, as he has a history with the Bruins and he had good chemistry with David Krejci.


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