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Devils Practice Ahead of Montreal

Devils look to rebound following an overtime loss to Dallas on Saturday

by Catherine Bogart catherinebogart /

NEWARK, NJ- The Devils returned to practice Monday ahead of a busy week with three games. Up first, the team will host the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night. It's the Devils Latern Festival night, celebrating the Lunar New Year.

There's a new face at practice today. Forward Joey Anderson was called up from Binghamton Monday morning. Anderson has 15 goals this season in the AHL and 34 points in 44 games. This is Anderson's first call up this season.

Video: DEVILS NOW | Anderson put in the work for NHL call-up

Patrik Elias joined the team for their practice Monday. Elias was honored throughout the weekend as the Devils organization celebrated the 20 year anniversary of their 2000 Stanley Cup win.

Nico Hischier and Sami Vatanen both sat out from practice today. Hischier left during the Devils game Saturday night against the Stars. Vatanen blocked a shot in the game against Dallas and is day-to-day.

Tweet from @amandacstein: Here���s your #NJDevils practice lines today ahead of facing Montreal. 🔸 Hischier missing, Hughes bumped up. 🔹 Sami missing, changes d-pairings 🔸 Joey Anderson on left wing with Rooney and Hayden. (Missed opportunity for 14-15-16 with this line structure, but I get it!)

The team skated the following lines at Monday's practice:

Bratt - Hughes - Palmieri
Coleman - Zajac - Gusev
Wood - Zacha - Simmonds
Anderson - Rooney - Hayden

Greene - Subban
Butcher - Severson
Carrick - Mueller





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