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Gragnani, Pelley Out For Tuesday: Marc-Andre Gragnani and Rod Pelley will miss Tuesday’s game against the Providence Bruins. Head Coach Rick Kowalsky confirmed their absence after Monday’s practice at Knickerbacker Ice Arena. Both players missed the team’s 3-0 win against Hartford Saturday with upper-body injuries. According to Kowalsky, they are “very questionable” for the weekend.
Danis Strong After Break: Yann Danis, who started last week at the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic, played both games last weekend, going 2-0-0 with a 1.44 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage. He set a franchise record with his fifth shutout of the season Saturday. He moved ahead of Jeff Frazee, Keith Kinkaid and Scott Wedgewood, who had four shutouts during the 2008-09, 2013-14 and 2013-14 seasons, respectively.
Cardiac Kid Steals Show: Six-year-old Patrick, who had his first heart surgery at two weeks old and his fourth when he was four, drop the ceremonial puck during Saturday’s game. Patrick was part of the American Heart Association’s “Cardiac Kids” who attended the game to kick off Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week.
• UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday: Morning Skate at Times Union Center – 10 am; Devils vs. Bruins – 7 pm
Wednesday: Practice at Times Union Center – 10 am
Thursday: Practice at Knickerbacker Ice Arena – 10 am
Friday: Morning Skate at Blue Cross Arena – 11:15 am; Devils at Americans – 7:05 pm
Saturday: Devils vs. Americans – 5 pm
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