Vatanen (lower-body) was placed on IR retroactive to November 15th.
Vatanen missed Sunday’s game in Carolina and his move to IR means that he will miss at least one more game (Tuesday vs. the Canadiens). The Devils defenseman will be eligible to come off of IR on Thursday (vs. the Islanders) but there is no timetable for his return at this time.
Source: @NJDevils 11/19/18, 9:02 am EST
Hischier (upper-body) will miss his fourth straight game.
Schneider will start Sunday in Carolina.
Hischier (upper-body) will not play on Saturday afternoon.
Hischier will miss his third straight game with an upper-body injury, but he was originally listed as a game-time decision which suggests that he is close. With Hischier still out, Travis Zajac is expected to remain on the Devils’ top-line.
The Devils have placed Sami Vatanen (lower-body) on IR.
Vatanen was injured in Thursday’s win in Philadelphia and will miss at least the next three games with a lower-body injury. With Vatanen on IR, Eric Gryba was recalled from the AHL, but Yegor Yakolev will draw into the lineup.
Source: @NJDevils 11/17/18, 10:54 am EST
Kinkaid will start Saturday vs. the Red Wings.
Kinkaid stopped all 29 shots that he faced in the Devils shutout win in Philadelphia on Thursday. Kinkaid has played well in his last two outings, going 2-0-0 while stopping 58 of 60 shots (.967 SV%). The 29-year-old has gone 6-1-1 with a 1.99 GAA and .933 SV% on home-ice this season.
Vatanen (lower-body) is questionable to play on Saturday.
Vatanen was forced to leave Thursday’s game in Philadelphia with a lower-body injury but has not been ruled out for Saturday’s game. Because of the early start, expect an update from the Devils a few hours before the 1:00pm puck-drop.
Source: Chris Ryan 11/16/18, 2:10 pm EST
Hischier (upper-body) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Hischier has missed the last two games, but was back on the ice for practice on Friday and could be back on Saturday. Hischier has registered 12 points (3G / 9A) in 15 games this season.
Hischier (upper-body) will not play on Thursday.
Hischier will miss his second straight game with an upper-body injury. The second-year centre remains day-to-day and questionable for the Devils back-to-back vs. Detroit (Saturday) and in Carolina (Sunday) this weekend.
Kinkaid will start Thursday in Philadelphia.
Kinkaid allowed two goals on 31 shots in the Devils win over the Penguins on Tuesday. The win snapped a brief two-game losing streak for Kinkaid, who is now 7-5-1 with a 2.80 GAA and .911 SV% this season. In his first start against the Flyers, Kinkaid allowed three goals on 19 shots in a 5-2 loss on October 20th.
Kinkaid will start Tuesday vs. the Penguins.
Kinkaid surrendered six goals on 32 shots in the Devils 6-1 loss to the Maple Leafs last Friday. In his last five appearances, Kinkaid has gone 1-3-0 while allowing a combined 18 goals on 157 shots (.885 SV%). The only win came against the Penguins on November 5th, when he stopped 35 of 36 shots in a 5-1 win.
Hischier (upper-body) will not play on Tuesday.
Hischier was forced to leave Sunday’s game with an upper-body injury and will not play against the Penguins. The Devils have not provided an update on the severity of Hischier’s injury, but he will be replace by Pavel Zacha tonight.
The Devils have placed Brian Boyle (upper-body) on IR.
Boyle was forced to leave Sunday’s game in Winnipeg following a big collision with Dustin Byuflien. Pavel Zacha was recalled to replace Boyle on the Devils active roster.
Source: @NJDevils 11/13/18, 10:31 am EST
The Devils have recalled Pavel Zacha from Binghamton (AHL).
Zacha struggled to start the season with New Jersey, failing to pick up a point in his first 10 games. Since being sent to Binghamton, the former No.6 overall pick had five assists in four games. Zacha has been brought back up because Brian Boyle has landed on IR.
Source: @NJDevils 11/13/18, 10:30 am EST