The Florida Panthers have acquired Jaromir Jagr from the Devils for a 2015 second round pick and the choice of either Florida or Minnesota’s third round pick in 2016. (Devils)
Jagr, 42, has 11 goals and 18 assists this season in 57 games.
In 139 games with the Devils over a season and a half, Jagr had 35 goals and 61 assists.
Devils coach/GM Lou Lamoriello said today that Ryane Clowe is done playing this season and he isn’t sure about Clowe’s status for next season.
He was placed on IR with a concussion back in November.
Clowe, 32, signed with the Devils in the summer of 23 but has only played 56 games for them over the past two seasons. He has had three concussions since signing with the Devils.
He is in the second-year of a five-year deal that pays him $4.85 million per season.
Martin Brodeur is retiring to take a front office job with the St. Louis Blues. The New Jersey Devils have a spot waiting for one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history whenever he is ready to come back home.
“Absolutely. He is aware of that and has always been aware of that,” Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello said Tuesday. “He could have come back even now if he wanted to.”
The 10-time All-Star and four-time Vezina Trophy winner finished his career with St. Louis after a standout, two-decade run with New Jersey. A news conference was set for Thursday morning before the Blues return from the All-Star break to play Nashville.
“It’s kind of sad to see a guy like him hang `em up,” said Brian Elliott, the Blues’ All-Star goalie. “I’m sure it’s a tough decision, but I was grateful to be on the same team with him if only for a little bit.”
The 42-year-old Brodeur wrapped up his 22-year career with St. Louis after signing as a free agent on Dec. 2. He was 3-3 with a 2.87 goals-against average and in his final victory became the fifth-oldest goalie to post a shutout in a 3-0 win over Colorado on Dec. 29.
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Lou Lamoriello has announced that he, Adam Oates and Scott Stevens will coach the Devils. (Devils)
Stevens will run the Devils defense and Oates will run the Devils forwards.
Lamoriello will be on the Devils bench for an indefinite amount of time.
Stevens was a Devils assistant coach for the past two seasons prior to this one.
Oates was a Devils assistant from 2010 to 2012 and was head coach of the Capitals for the past two seasons.
Lamoriello has twice been head coach of the Devils, compiling a record of 34-14-5.
UPDATE: 10:03AM: Paul MacLean will not be the next Devils coach. (Josh Rimer)
Rimer says that all signs are pointing to former Devils assistant Adam Oates taking over the job.
9:56PM: Speculation from players on the Devils is that former Senators coach Paul MacLean will become the next coach of the Devils. (NJ.com)
He had a record of 114-90-35 with Ottawa and a 8-9 record in the playoffs.
MacLean was fired earlier this month by Ottawa.
The Devils will announce their new coach tomorrow morning.
The Devils have fired head coach Peter DeBoer.
“New Jersey Devils President/General Manager Lou Lamoriello confirmed this afternoon that there will be a coaching change. He added that there will be no further comment until after he addresses the team [Saturday] morning,” the team said.
New Jersey is 12-17-7 in an injury-plagued season. It has not won consecutive games since early last month, going 4-12-4 in its last 16.
The 46-year-old DeBoer was hired in 2011-12 and immediately took the Devils to the Stanley Cup finals, where they lost to the Los Angeles Kings.
DeBoer was 103-107-36 in his career as Devils coach.
No replacement for DeBoer has been named. The Devils play the Rangers tomorrow night.
Marty Brodeur’s one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues is in the process of being finalized. (Dreger)
His contract is worth $700,000 plus $10,000 for every point he helps St. Louis gain in the standings. (Cotsonika)
Brodeur has been practicing with St. Louis since last week.
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