Hischier gets a nice extension from the Devils
Chris Johnston: The New Jersey Devils and Nico Hischier agreed on a seven-year, $50.75 million contract extension – a $7.25 million salary cap hit.
2020-21: $3 million SB/$4 million salary
2021-22: $7.25 million salary
2022-23: $4.5 million salary
2023-24: $7.75 million salary
2024-25: $7.75 million salary
2025-26: $8 million salary
2026-27: $8.5 million salary
Chris Johnston: Hischier gets a modified no-trade for the last three years of the deal.
Per @PierreVLeBrun, #NJDevils sign 20 y/o F Hischier to 7 yr$7.25M Cap Hit Extension. Covers 3 UFA years.
2nd highest 7 yr RFA deal this CBA
-17G 47P in 69GP
-53.6% 5v5 GF
-55% Expected GF
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NHL Injury updates
Boston Bruins: Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy updating some ailing players.
Patrice Bergeron has a lower-body injury but is traveling with the team and they believe he’ll play tonight.
David Krejci has an upper-body injury and didn’t travel with the team.
Joakim Nordstrom has an upper-body injury and didn’t travel with the team.
Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak were given maintenance days yesterday.
Aaron Portzline: Columbus Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson was on the ice for their optional morning skate yesterday.
Amanda Stein: New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene is getting closer to returning to the lineup. He still needs to see the doctors.
Lou Korac: St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson suffered a lower-body injury on Thursday night and is listed as day-to-day.