NEWARK, NJ - The Devils practiced at the RWJBaranabas Hockey House Monday ahead of their Tuesday night game against the Islanders.
Jesper Bratt and Jack Hughes did not join the team on the ice today. Hughes has not played since the Devils December 31 win over the Bruins, and Bratt took a shot to the foot in the team's January 2nd game against the Islanders.
Devan McConnell, the Devils Director of Performance Science & Reconditioning Coach, joined the team at practice today. He faced some shots at the start of practice and took over for Mackenzie Blackwood after about 25 minutes. The goaltender is not feeling well which led to a minimal practice.
The team saw some changes in today's lines at practice due to injuries.
Today's practice lines:
Simmonds - Hischier - Palmieri
Coleman - Zajac - Gusec
Boqvist - Zacha - Wood
Rooney - Street - Hayden
Greene - Subban
Severson - Vatanen
Butcher - Mueller
Today is defenseman Will Butcher's birthday.
Tuesday night's game against the Islanders is Retro Night. You can still buy tickets here.