The following article was posted at pucksandpitchforks.com on November 5, 2017 featuring Brown University alumnus Nick Lappin.
By Nick Villano
The New Jersey Devils are currently dealing with a spat of injuries, with Marcus Johansson out for an undistinguished amount of time with a concussion. Add Kyle Palmieri for at least one more game, and Travis Zajac for at least another month, it’s time for the Devils to consider bringing a forward up from the minor leagues.
The Devils went with 11 forwards and seven defensemen against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. That decision ended in a 6-3 loss. Clearly, that’s not the answer to the injury conundrum. The short-term answer should be bringing up Nick Lappin.
Lappin has seven goals in eight games for the Binghamton Devils. It’s almost like he took it personally the Devils didn’t choose to keep him on the opening night roster. He’s outplaying John Quenneville and Joseph Blandisi, who are the other two players with NHL experience in Binghamton. Lappin also plays right win, which could help the Devils ease in Palmieri when he returns.
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