New Jersey defenseman Mark Fayne, a key cog in the Devils’ run to the Stanley Cup finals, had surgery to repair a ligament in his wrist last week, and will be out up to four months.
This was a weird season for the Devils — and it could be just as awkward in free agency. They don’t have a lot room in payroll, but there’s certainly enough to grab two players: Vinny Prospal and Anton Babchuk.
Vladimir Zharkov and Alexander Urbom scored third-period goals and the New Jersey Devils posted a 3-2 victory over the playoff-bound Boston Bruins on Sunday in what was Jacques Lemaire’s final game as their coach.
Vladimir Zharkov scored his first NHL goal, and the suddenly potent New Jersey Devils broke out again in a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday.
Go ahead and exhale hockey fans. The Ilya Kovalchuk melodrama finally has its happy ending. But Lou Lamoriello and company can hardly kick back and relax for the rest of the offseason.