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New Jersey Devils plan to sit Kyle Palmieri as likely trade looms

Mar 7, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) during the first period against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The New Jersey Devils will keep Kyle Palmieri out of the lineup Sunday — and possibly longer — as they look to move the veteran forward via trade.

Palmieri’s agency, Bartlett Hockey, confirmed that the Devils were keeping Palmieri out of the lineup “in anticipation of a trade in the coming days or week(s).”

The 30-year-old Palmieri has 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in 34 games this season. He is in his sixth season with the Devils after spending his first five seasons with the Anaheim Ducks.

In 595 career games, Palmieri has 183 goals and 172 assists for 355 points. He also has racked up 306 penalty minutes.

The NHL trade deadline is April 12.

Related: NHL trade rumors – Latest buzz for 2021 free agency

–Field Level Media