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Arizona Coyotes (9-24-4, 8th in Central) vs. New Jersey Devils (14-18-5, 6th in Metropolitan)

Newark, New Jersey; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey plays Arizona in an out-of-conference matchup.

The Devils have played 9-7-3 in home games. New Jersey is eighth in the Eastern Conference at 31.6 shots per game and averaging 2.9 goals.

The Coyotes are going 4-11-3. Arizona serves 12.9 penalty minutes per game, the most in the league. Liam O’Brien leads the team serving a total of 80 minutes.

Wednesday’s matchup is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMER: Jesper Bratt leads the Devils with 10 goals, added 22 assists and accumulated 32 points. Jack Hughes has five goals and eight assists in his last 10 games for New Jersey.

Clayton Keller leads the Coyotes with 14 goals and 29 points. Johan Larsson has five goals and four assists in his last 10 games for Arizona.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 4-6-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while conceding 3.6 goals per game on a 0.878 percent save.

Coyotes: 4-4-2, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.3 assists, 5.5 penalties and 14.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game with an .899 save rate.

INJURIES: Devils: AJ Greer: by the day (undisclosed).

Coyotes: Scott Wedgewood: out (health logs), Barrett Hayton: out (hand), Cam Dineen: out (health logs), Jakob Chychrun: out (upper body), Anton Stralman: out (health logs), Jay Beagle: out (lower body).

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The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.

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