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Rangers select defenseman Nils Lundkvist with the 28th pick

With the 28th pick, the Rangers selected Swedish defenseman Nils Lundkvist.<p>Craig Button said on NBCSN, "he played in the SHL this year as a 17-year …

NHL

Top 20 Moments of the 2017-18 Season (5-1)

<i>We finish with Top Moments 5-1</i>. | Moments 10-6 | Moments 15-11 | Moments 20-16 |<p><b>5) "Uncle Rico" Joins the Ducks</b><p>During the early morning hours on the …

New Jersey

Can New Jersey Devils Compete With Sami Vatanen As Number One?

The New Jersey Devils have a laundry list of duties this offseason, but upgrading the defense is far and away number one. However, do they really …

NHL

Vatanen confirms he suffered concussion on Kucherov hit

New Jersey Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen confirmed Tuesday that he suffered a concussion on the hit from Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov …

Ice Hockey

New Jersey Devils: Sami Vatanen Confirms Concussion

The New Jersey Devils lost their best defenseman for the final game of the season, when Nikita Kucherov hit Sami Vatanen high in game four of the …

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Looking ahead to the 2020 Seattle expansion draft

It's looking like the next expansion draft will take place in Seattle in 2020, following the same rules as the Vegas draft. The rules for the Vegas …

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Devils' Game 5 lines, pairings vs. Lightning (4/21/18) | Sami Vatanen out

Sami Vatanen will officially miss Game 5 with an upper body injury as the Devils aim to avoid elimination against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Sami Vatanen a big loss for Devils if he doesn’t play in Game 5

BRANDON – Devils top defenseman Sami Vatanen had not traveled to Tampa as of Friday afternoon, according to coach John Hynes, and his availability …

NHL

Quick Hits: The Griffins Calder Cup Quest Edition

In Red Wings LandWhat to watch as Detroit Red Wings prospects defend Calder Cup | FreepThe Grand Rapids Griffins kick off their quest to become …

Ice Hockey

Devils' Vatanen dealing with upper-body injury; didn't travel with team

The New Jersey Devils could be without their top blue-liner heading into a do-or-die game with the Tampa Bay Lightning.<p>Sami Vatanen, who got rocked …

Ice Hockey

Bucs have a tough start to their schedule

The NFL did the Bucs no favors with their 2018 schedule, Rick Stroud says, making them open at New Orleans, followed by home games against …

Football (U.S.)

Nikita Kucherov hit forces Sami Vatanen from game; worthy of suspension?

Here we go again.<p>Another night in the Stanley Cup Playoffs produces another questionable hit that will certainly be debated.<p>Tampa Bay Lightning …

Ice Hockey

NHL playoffs 2018: Nikita Kucherov avoids suspension for Game 4 hit; Sami Vatanen 'day to day'

Nikita Kucherov won't face discipline for his high hit on Sami Vatanen during Wednesday's Game 4 win over the Devils.<p>The Lightning star, minutes …

Ice Hockey

Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen is day to day with injury

New Jersey top defenseman Sami Vatanen is being listed as day to day with an upper-body injury as the Devils prepare for a must-win Game 5 of their …

Ice Hockey

Nikita Kucherov's hit to Sami Vatanen could lead to suspension

Nikita Kucherov's hit to Sami Vatanen doesn't appear to be suspendable, but after Drew Doughty's suspension, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones could see hi

Sports

Devils' Sami Vatanen exits Game 4 after big hit by Nikita Kucherov

Nikita Kucherov lifts Sami Vatanen off his feet with a monster hit during the first period of Game 4.

Ice Hockey

Kucherov in trouble for hit on Vatanen?

TSN Hockey analyst Dave Poulin talks about the impact that J.T. Miller has made on the Lightning top line and explains why his initial thoughts are …

Ice Hockey

Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov on a physical Game 4 win against the NJ Devils and his controversial hit on defenseman Sami Vatanen.

Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov on a physical Game 4 win against the NJ Devils and his controversial hit on defenseman Sami Vatanen.<p>Greg …

Ice Hockey

Nikita Kucherov hit forces Sami Vatanen from game; worthy of suspension?

Here we go again.<p>Another night in the Stanley Cup Playoffs produces another questionable hit that will certainly be debated.<p>Tampa Bay Lightning …

Ice Hockey

Watch: Kucherov avoids penalty after landing high hit on Vatanen

Another night, another questionable hit in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.<p>The Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils continued the trend on Wednesday …

Ice Hockey

Devils' Sami Vatanen narrows Lightning's commanding lead

After four unanswered goals by the Lightning, Sami Vatanen snaps a shot past Andrei Vasilevskiy to make it 5-2.

Sports

Lightning's Nikita Kucherov's shot deflects off of Vatanen for goal

Nikita Kucherov's shot deflected off Sami Vatanen's stick and skate to find the back of the Devils' net.

Ice Hockey

Watch Devils’ Sami Vatanen Score On His Own Net In Game 2 Vs. Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning took a three-goal lead over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday in the second period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs from …

Ice Hockey

Sami Vatanen with beautiful effort to score on own net

Sami Vatanen took a beautiful feed from Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov and put a nifty move on goaltender Keith Kinkaid to extend the Lightning’s lead …

Ice Hockey

Vatanen will sit out Saturday v Caps

Sami Vatanen will sit out Saturday night's game against the Capitals.<p>Vatanen will be another key New Jersey player who will be rested in a …

Ice Hockey

Jonathan Marchessault back tonight for VGK

Jonathan Marchessault is expected back in the lineup tonight against the Calgary Flames.<p>The Golden Knights have decided against resting their top …

Ice Hockey

Torts says Columbus will rest several players

Head coach John Tortorella confirmed the Columbus Blue Jackets will rest several players.<p>Tortorella declined to comment on which players would not …

Ice Hockey

Jones and Werenski won't suit up tonight

It's looking like Seth Jones and Zach Werenski won't play tonight in the season finale.<p>Head coach John Tortorella confirmed several players would sit …

Ice Hockey

Devils rebound from worst season in nearly 30 years

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The worst season in nearly three decades is just a recent memory, and so is the five-year drought.<p>The New Jersey Devils are back in …

NHL

Canadiens vs. Devils: Game thread

A Sunday night meeting with the Devils kicks off the final week of action.The Montreal Canadiens and New Jersey Devils are down to their final four …

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