The Devils acquired John Hayden from the Blackhawks for John Quenneville.
Hayden spent the entire 2019 season with the Blackhawks but only played in 54 NHL games. The 24-year-old had three goals and two assists (five points) to give him just 22 points (8G / 14A) in 113 career games. He will likely skate on the Devils’ third or fourth line in 2020.
The Devils acquired P.K. Subban from the Predators for Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies, a 2019 second-round pick and a 2020 second-round pick.
Subban has three years, $27.0 million ($9.0M AAV) left on his contract and the Predators wanted to move it to clear some room to potentially sign a big free-agent. Subban will replace Santini on the Devils’ blueline and immediately becomes New Jersey’s best defenseman and will quarterback their top power-play unit. Subban missed 19 games due to injury last season and finished with nine goals and 22 assists (31 points).
The Devils have signed Jesper Boqvist to a three-year, entry-level contract.
New Jersey selected Boqvist with the No.36 overall pick in 2017. The 20-year-old centre has been in the Swedish Elite League since 2016 and is coming off of a season where he had 35 points (13G / 22A) in 51 games with Brynas IF—good for second on the team.
The Devils signed Mikhail Maltsev to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Maltsev, 21, was a fourth-round pick (No.102 overall) in 2016 and signed with New Jersey after picking up two points (1G / 1A) in 13 games with St. Petersburg SKA (KHL). Maltsev represented Russia at the World Juniors, where he had two assists in five games.
The Devils have signed Fabian Zetterlund to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Zetterlund, 19, was a third-round pick (No.63 overall) of the Devils in 2017 and had four points (2G / 2A) in 16 games with Farjestads BK Karlstad of the Swedish Elite League this season. Zetterlund has represented Sweden twice at the World Juniors, where he had two goals in 12 games overall.
Blackwood will start Saturday in New Jersey.
Schneider will start Thursday in Carolina.
Schneider allowed three goals on 27 shots in the Devils loss to St. Louis last Saturday. Schneider finished March at 2-4-2 with a 2.72 GAA and .913 SV% and will make his 23rd start of the season on Thursday. The 33-year-old is 2-9-1 with a 3.73 GAA and .889 SV% on the road this year and draws a tough assignment in Carolina.
The Devils have recalled Brett Seney from Binghamton (AHL).
Seney has spent most of the campaign with the Devils, where he has 13 points (5G / 8A) in 50 games this season. During his time in the AHL, Seney has 18 points (2G / 16A) in 23 games.
Source: @NJDevils 04/3/19, 10:04 am EST
Gabriel (upper-body) will not play Monday vs. the Rangers.
Source: @NJDevils 04/1/19, 2:37 pm EST
Bratt (undisclosed) will miss the rest of the regular season.
Hall (knee) likely out for the rest of the regular season.
Palmieri (lower-body) will not play against the Rangers on Monday.
Source: @NJDevils 04/1/19, 11:50 am EST