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Cory Schneider gave up 6 goals on 34 shots in Monday’s loss to the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Schneider is 0-3 to start the season and has a .876 save percentage. He has struggled so far this season and should not be started.

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P.K. Subban assists in loss

Wed, Oct 16th 11:46am EDT
By Andrew Mulville

P.K. Subban tallied an assist against Florida on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Subban has just 2 points this season. Until the Devils end their slump, Subban is not a reliable starter.

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Taylor Hall scored his first goal of the season against the Panthers on Monday. He also had an assist in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Hall has 4 points in five games this year. Look for Hall to improve as the Devils try to end their winless streak.

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Pavel Zacha scored a goal and recorded two assists on Monday against the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Zacha has 4 points through 5 games this season. He will be unreliable if the Devils continue to struggle.

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Kyle Palmieri scored a goal against Edmonton on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Despite a slow start for the Devils, Kyle Palmieri has two goals and an assist through 4 games this season.

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Wayne Simmonds had only one shot on net in Saturday’s loss to the Sabres. He will look to have a bounce back game on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Simmonds has an assist and 3 shots on goal through two games this season. The Devils are off to a rocky start. Look for Simmonds to play an important role in the Devils’ offense when they get back on track.

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Nikita Gusev scored his first NHL goal against the Jets Friday. He also had 4 shots on goal in the contest.

Fantasy Impact: Gusev shined in his Devils debut. He will look to continue his form against Buffalo Saturday.

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Will Butcher and the New Jersey Devils avoided arbitration as they came to terms on a three-year contract worth $3.73 million. (Source: Elliotte Friedman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After an excellent rookie season that produced 44 points (23 on the power-play), Butcher experienced the dreaded sophomore slump. He averaged over three more minutes of ice-time, and virtually the same amount of power-play time, yet he posted just 30 points (14 on the power-play) in 2018-19. New Jersey's power-play efficiency as a team dropped 3.7%, so it was to be expected that Butcher's overall production would take a hit as a result. The Devils addressed this regression with the addition of P.K. Subban, so it looks like Butcher will be squeezed off the first power-play unit due to his presence. The Devils have turned themselves into a more threatening offensive team overall, which bodes well for Butcher 5-on-5, but he will likely find himself demoted to PP2.

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Bratt finished Sunday with an assist on a no-look pass to Marcus Johansson in the third period.

Fantasy Impact: Bratt is now on a four game point streak and is logging first line minutes. At just 20 years old, Bratt is showing signs of brilliance when given the opportunity.

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Kinkaid picks up his third win in his last ten starts. He wound up stopping 33 of 35 shots.

Fantasy Impact: Kinkaid was lights out on Sunday finishing with a .943 save percentage. He isn't worth adding now that Cory Schneider is healthy.

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Hischier picked up assists on all three goals in the 3-2 win against the Hurricanes on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Someone has needed to step up with Taylor Hall being injured, but unfortunately no one has. The Devils have been too inconsistent, including the former number one draft pick.

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An amazing effort from Blackwood led to the Devils victory on Saturday. He saved 37 of 39 shots, finishing with a .949 save percentage.

Fantasy Impact: Coming back from the AHL All-Star Classic, Blackwood shined bright in his return helping the Devils win on Saturday. He is the Devils best goalie and is a must add.

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Damon recorded an assist on the power play in Thursday nights loss to the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Severson has now recorded five points in his last seven games. With Sami Vatanen on the IR after suffering a concussion, Severson will be looking to expand his role on the power play.

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Coleman finished Monday night with a goal and an assist in the 6-3 win against Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Impact: Coleman has recorded nine points in his last eight games. He is proving his worth away from the penalty kill now that he has 18 goals on the season. He is a must add in deeper leagues.

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Zajac opened the scoring against Pittsburgh in his amazing four point game. He finished the game with a goal and three assists in the 6-3 victory on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Travis recorded his first four point game this season and has pushed his point total to 31. As of now he isn't worth adding, but because he averages nearly 20 minutes a game, keep him on your radar.

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Greene managed to redirect Damon Severson's shot in the third period in a 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Andy Greene scored his third goal of the season and managed to register five shots on target. With Taylor Hall likely out until after the All-Star Game, there aren't many Devils that are worth picking up.

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Brian Boyle scored a goal in the Devils 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs on Thursday. He scored one goal on one SOG in 11:49 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Boyle is on pace for his second 20 goal season in his career. Th only time he scored 20 goals was back in 2010-2011 when he scored 21 goals. Six of his 12 goals thus far have come on the power-play.

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Marcus Johansson got his 9th assist of the season on Brian Boyle’s goal in the third period of the Devils 2-1 overtime shootout loss to the Predators on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Marcus Johansson is trying to rediscover his form from 2016-2017 with the Capitals when he scored 58 points. He spent most of last season and the start of this season injured. So it may not be until the second half until the Devils see what they expected to get when they acquired Johansson. Johansson has 6 goals and 9 assists through 29 games. Johansson may see a spike in his production while filling in for injured Taylor Hall on the first line with Nico Hischier and Kyle Palmieri. Johansson is a solid medium to deep fantasy league player.

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Egor Iakovlev got his third assist of the season on Kyle Palmieri’s first period goal in the Devils 6-5 OT loss to the Ducks on Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: Egor Iakovlev seems to be carving his own niche out with the Devils. Iakovlev has 1 goal and 3 assists through 8 games in addition to 7 assists in 7 games in the AHL. For a KHL veteran not known for his offensive output these numbers are a pleasant surprise. Iakovlev is a sneaky pickup and play in deep leagues.

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Stefan Noesen corralled his 3rd assist of the season on Egor Iakovlev’s second period goal in the Devils 5-1 loss to Tampa on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Stefan Noesen is a good example of a player that teams need and want in real life but doesn’t translate to fantasy hockey value. Noesen is a grinding second to fourth line forward that will contribute as much in the hits department as scoring. Noesen has 2 goals and 3 assists in 18 games. Noesen has little to no value in any fantasy hockey format currently.

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