• Returns to practice Monday

    News: Kyle Palmieri returned to practice Monday, Tom Gulitti of the The Record reports.
    Analysis: Kyle Palmieri wasn't able to suit up for Friday's preseason finale against the Flyers, but the ailment that held him out was never considered to be particularly serious. The 24-year-old winger is expected to slot into a top-six role with the Devils this season.
  • Misses preseason finale Friday

    News: Kyle Palmieri (undisclosed) was not able to play in Friday's preseason finale against the Flyers.
    Analysis: Devils head coach John Hynes referred to the injury as a "little minor tweak." Barring a setback, this doesn't sound like something that should threaten Kyle Palmieri's availability for Opening Night on Oct. 9, when the Devils host the Jets. Palmieri compiled 14 goals and 15 assists in 57 games last season with the Ducks.
  • Dealing with minor ailment

    News: Kyle Palmieri has a "minor tweak" according to head coach John Hynes, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Kyle Palmieri was absent from Wednesday's exhibition contest, and now Devils fans have an explanation. Although the wording was vague, Hynes doesn't expect the ailment to be overly serious, so it shouldn't cost him time during the regular season.
  • Palmieri Heads To Devils In Draft Day Deal

    News: Kyle Palmieri was dealt to New Jersey on Friday in exchange for the 41st overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
    Analysis: This is a good deal for the Devils. They need all the offensive help they can get and Kyle Palmieri is underrated in that regard. Palmieri had 29 points in 57 games for Anaheim this past season, but he should have way more responsibility in New Jersey. The Devils are multiple pieces away from contending, but this is a solid move from new front office boss Ray Shero.
  • Ducks' Palmieri Notches Assist In Loss

    News: Kyle Palmieri registered an assist and five hits in Saturday's Game 4 loss to the Blackhawks.
    Analysis: Kyle Palmieri often found himself near the Blackhawks' crease, but was unable to capitalize on it until he got a stick on the puck before it led to an eventual goal by teammate Emerson Etem. The 24-year-old winger has a goal and three assists in his 13 postseason matches.
  • Ducks' Palmieri Breaks Scoring Skid

    News: Kyle Palmieri recorded an assist in Thursday's Game 1 victory over the Flames.
    Analysis: Kyle Palmieri had been held without a point in his previous eight games, which has resulted in a decline in his minutes as a consequence. He's fallen below the 14-minute threshold in the last six contests as a third-line player, and with Jakob Silfverberg thriving as the Ducks' second-line right winger, Palmieri doesn't figure to be bound for a top-six role anytime soon.
  • Ducks' Palmieri Ripples Mesh

    News: Kyle Palmieri scored his 14th of the season Saturday against the Islanders.
    Analysis: The goal is only his second in his last 18 games -- disappointing after he started the season with 10 goals before the new year. He is rocking a remarkable 13.7% shooting for the moment, noticeably higher than the career best 11.8% mark he set in 2011-12.
  • Ducks' Palmieri Nabs Assist In Loss

    News: Kyle Palmieri recorded his 14th assist of the season Tuesday in Columbus.
    Analysis: That's 13 goals and 27 points on the season for the former first-round pick. His per game numbers have improved significantly from last season, but due to him missing time early in the season with a high-ankle sprain, he'll need a strong finish to the season if he'd like to match or better his career high point total of 31.
  • Ducks' Palmieri Records Two Helpers Saturday

    News: Kyle Palmieri assisted on both Ducks goals on Saturday in Edmonton.
    Analysis: The 24-year old now has four points in his last three games - three of which have come since his move up to the top-line alongside Ryan Getzlaf. The line change will certainly provide increased fantasy value for Kyle Palmieri, but he's still only playing 13 minutes a night since the switch. Keep an eye on Palmieri for the moment as he could become a decent right-wing substitute if needed.
  • Ducks Make Palmieri A Scratch Friday

    News: Kyle Palmieri was a healthy scratch for Friday's shootout loss to the Capitals, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
    Analysis: It's the first time Kyle Palmieri had been scratched all season. The winger hadn't fired off a single shot over his last two games, which might have played into coach Bruce Boudreau's decision to give him a breather. Still, Palmieri has been quite productive when he hasn't been injured this season, posting 10 goals and seven assists in 28 games. He should quickly reemerge as a regular skater for the Ducks.