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Pietila Heading To The NHL: Another Albany Devil is getting his shot in the NHL. On Wednesday, the New Jersey Devils recalled Blake Pietila from Albany. The rookie has appeared in 54 AHL games this season, producing nine goals and seven assists. Since Mar. 4, Pietila has registered three goals and three assists in eight games.
Injuries Mounting For Devils: Add Ryan Kujawinski and Nick Lappin to the Devils’ injury list. Both players missed Tuesday’s 4-1 win against Springfield, forcing Albany to dress just 11 forwards for the second consecutive game.
“These are extreme situations right here and now,” said Head Coach Rick Kowalsky. “I talked to guys about our structure and our habits and the details of our game, which have been great all year. We don’t even have twelve forwards. It’s a little more ice time for a lot of guys.”
Going to the Dogs: Devil Dawg is getting a lot of love on #NationalPuppyDay. The hashtag has been trending on twitter for most of the day. @NJDevils tweeted earlier “Happy #NationalPuppyDay to the @AlbanyDevils and Devil Dawg!”. The post was followed by several fans commenting on the slimmer, more muscular Devil Dawg. In response, @AlbanyDevils tweeted about Devil Dawg’s transformation using CDPHP’s InMotion App.
This all comes ahead of “Pucks And Paws” at the Devils’ game on Sunday, Apr. 3 against the Binghamton Senators. Fans are encouraged to bring their dogs to the 3 pm contest and a portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Regional Animal Shelter of Gloversville, NY.
• UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Thursday: Practice at Knickerbacker Ice Arena – 10 am
Friday: Morning Skate at Knickerbacker Ice Arena – 10 am; Devils at Crunch – 7 pm
Saturday: Morning Skate at Giant Center – 11:15 am; Devils at Bears – 7 pm
Monday: Practice at Knickerbacker Ice Arena – 10 am
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