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Former Red Wings goalie Jonathan Bernier is out for the season following hip surgery

Former Detroit Red Wings goalie Jonathan Bernier will miss the remainder of the New Jersey Devils season after undergoing surgery on his right hip.

The Red Wings traded Bernier’s rights to the Carolina Hurricanes during the offseason. He didn’t sign with the Hurricanes. Instead, he signed with the Devils for two years at $4.125 million per season.

He posted a 3.06 goals-against average in 10 games with the Devils being injured. With Bernier out, Jon Gillies becomes the  Devils No. 2 netminder behind Mackenzie Blackwood.

NHL Postpones Fifth Red Wings’ Game

The Detroit Red Wings’ Jan. 18 game at Philadelphia is postponed. It is the fifth game the Wings have had postponed because of COVID-19. The NHL has to reschedule about 100 games because of the COVID-19. The Flyers will play the New York Islanders on Jan. 18. The Red Wings are heading for a Western road trip that includes games against Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose.

Other postponed Detroit games: Dec. 20 at home against the Colorado Avalanche, Dec. 23 at the Minnesota Wild, Dec. 27 at the New York Rangers and Dec. 29 at the New York Islanders.

Around the NHL

Detroit: The Red Wings thumped the San Jose Sharks 6-2 to stay in the playoff picture. The Detroit Red Wings aren’t giving up easily.

NYI: The kids are doing just fine–Noah Dobson and Keiffer Bellows are finally getting the call. They’re injecting life into the stale New York Islanders lineup.

Colorado Hockey Now: Adrian Dater called it the best goal he’s seen in 26 years covering the team. His tour of duty included Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg years. The Avalanche won in OT and the GWG was a beauty. Watch the Cale Makar goal.

 

Washington: New day, new roster for the Capitals. Roster de Washington Capitals is a turnstile because of injuries and COVID-19

Boston:  David Pastrnak emerged from his lengthy slumpand the Boston Bruins won again.

Calgary: The Panthers are drawing rave reviews. “That’s a different level of team,” Flames coach Daryl Sutter said on Tuesday after Florida humbled the Calgary Flames.

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Robert Alpiner

Too bad about Mr. Bernier. Some nights over the last few years, he was about all the Wings had to fight off the opposition. Hope he is able to resume his career next year.

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