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Nhl_logoBY: Adam Gavriel

The league’s superstar and poster-boy player has played in just nine games since the Winter Classic last season.

The New York Rangers top defenseman has not suited up in a game this season.

The Philadelphia Flyers captain and top defenseman has not played in an NHL game since November 19th and will be out the rest of the regular season, playoffs and possibly ever again.

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BRUCE BERLET REPORTS – DEVEAUX, IN THE BELLY OF THE WHALE

BY: Bruce Berlet

Upon reflection, Andre Deveaux had one overriding thought.

“I’m just happy I wasn’t hurt,” Deveaux said.

Happy, indeed.

Deveaux, a noted tough guy, is the latest victim of a seemingly increasing number of senseless hits from behind and the blind side that have unfortunately invaded hockey. Deveaux was run face-first into the boards when the Flyers’ Tom Sestito took a major-league run at the New York Rangers right wing Monday night in Philadelphia. Defenseman Stu Bickel, who played for the Connecticut Whale last season, immediately came to Deveaux’s defense and pummeled Sestito as a melee broke out. Veteran pest Sean Avery also was a major help, and Sestito received a five-minute major for boarding, five minutes for fighting and a game misconduct.

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CAMPBELL IN WHALE SOUP

Connecticut WhaleThe Connecticut Whale make a signing for next season. Former 5th round pick Max Campbell will be in camp in September.

According to Hockey’s Future, Campbell is a playmaking center and a left-handed shot. Of him they say that he is a, “a real offensive threat on the power play.” However, they caution that he needs to improve his speed to make it at the next level.

Of Campbell they say the following:

A highly skilled player with good hockey sense and a nose for the net, Campbell has a lot of upside.

“Max seems to excel in pressure situations. He has consistently shown the ability to make the big play when the game is on the line.”– Rich Brown, NY Rangers Amateur Scout.

In danger of becoming a specialty player, to succeed at the next level, Campbell will need to better round his game.

Here’s the official release:

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