The Devils kick off a four-game homestand tonight against the Minnesota Wild. Here's what you need to know:
1) Expect a change in the lineup as Sergey Kalinin is prepared to return from injured reserve, which means someone has to go to Albany to make room on the 23-man roster. As a reminder, Miles Wood is the only forward who doesn't have to clear waivers and Blake Speers and Pavel Zacha are not eligible to go to Albany because they are still eligible to play for their respective junior teams in the OHL.
2) Kyle Quincey is slated to play in his 500th NHL game tonight. Drafted in 2003, he made his NHL debut in 2005 and played for Colorado, Los Angeles and Detroit before signing with the Devils as a free agent on September 28th. The 31-year-old defenseman has 30 goals and 110 assist for 140 points in 499 games.
3) Last season, a statue of Martin Brodeur called "The Salute" was unveiled during his jersey retirement celebration. Tonight it will be dedicated before the game in it's forever home outside of Prudential Center on the corner of Mulberry and Lafayette. The ceremony starts at 6 p.m. and you can watch in person or streamed live on the Jumbotron inside the arena and, right here, on newjerseydevils.com.
Join me and Matt Loughlin later this morning for the Morning Report on Facebook Live and then tune in to the Devils Tailgate podcast early this afternoon. I will join Ken Daneyko just before the dedication ceremony for a special interview with Marty on Facebook Live. You can catch tonight's game against the Wild on MSG+ starting at 6:30 p.m. and listen to Matt and Sherry on WFAN starting at 6:50 p.m.