As the Devils returned to the ice Wednesday, the National Hockey League has revised tne schedule to make up for all postponed games.
The Devils had eight games that needed to be moved because of postponements as the team had played just once in the last week and a half.
The moves by the NHL were to ensure that all of the league’s 32 teams would have a full 82-game schedule completed by the initial end of the regular season on April 29.
Devils home games rescheduled
Among the eight moved games, three are home games at Prudential Center. The Devils will host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Feb. 13, a game moved up from Feb. 24. That is because the Devils will play in Pittsburgh on Feb. 24, a game initially scheduled for Dec. 21 but postponed when the league shut down the Devils for health and safety reasons.
The Devils were supposed to host the Montreal Canadiens on Dec. 23, but were unable to as Canadian teams were not permitted to travel at the time. That game has been rescheduled for April 7.
And the Devils will now host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Feb. 15, a game initially scheduled for Jan. 10.
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Devils road games rescheduled
The other three rescheduled games for the Devils are all road contests. The game against the Canadiens originally scheduled for Jan. 15 will now be played in Montreal on Feb. 8.
The Dec. 27 game at St. Louis against the Blues will now be Feb. 10.
The game at Toronto against the Maple Leafs on Jan. 17 will now be Jan. 31. That creates a home-and-home series between the two teams on consecutive days with both squads already scheduled to play at Prudential Center on Feb. 1
Tickets and parking info
Any tickets and prepaid event parking for those initially scheduled games will be valid for the rescheduled game date. Devils Black and Red Members, Premium Partners, Partial Plan Holders and Group Leaders are asked to contact their Devils Account Manager with any questions.
Robert Aitken is a sports reporter for NorthJersey.com. For full access to live scores, breaking news and analysis from our Varsity Aces team, subscribe today. To get breaking news directly to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter and download our app.
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