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The Devils have placed Martin Brodeur on IR because of a sore back. He won't play before Monday. Good news is it doesn't seem serious. The Devils have called up Keith Kinkaid from Albany. [Fire and Ice]
The Newark City Council has voted to approve the Devils arena deal. [NJ.com]
Apparently the push for NHL coaches' challenges is gaining momentum. Huh. [Puck Daddy]
NHL referees are on pace to call over 650 more interference penalties this season than they did last season. Interesting. [Backhand Shelf]
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