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Cammalleri a done Devil

(Statistics through March 27)

NJ Devils center Michael Cammalleri is out for the season with a hand injury.
NJ Devils center Michael Cammalleri is out for the season with a hand injury.

Top of the week: The Devils finally made the announcement: Michael Cammalleri will miss the remainder of the season with a hand injury. Cammalleri — the all-time leader in goals scored by a Jewish player with 277 — appeared in 42 games, scoring 14 goals with 24 assists. The Devils have won 11 of 26 games since he went down on Jan. 26. They are currently 36-32-8, 11th in the Eastern Conference, five points behind the Philadelphia Flyers for the final playoff berth. Andre Burakovsky and the Washington Capitals won the NHL President’s Cup, awarded to the team with the best regular season record.

Rah-rah: Sara Hattis and the Texas Longhorns made it as far as the Elite Eight in the women’s NCAA basketball tournament when they beat the UCLA Bruins on March 26, 72-64. Hattis, a six-foot, four-inch forward who is also a member of the school’s volleyball team, played four minutes in the game. She did not appear in the Longhorns’ 86-65 loss to the Connecticut Huskies on Monday that eliminated them from the tourney.

Goalie Steve Racine made 28 saves and forward Justin Selman contributed a goal as Michigan beat Notre Dame in overtime, 3-2, in the opening round of the NCAA men’s ice hockey competition. Unfortunately, the Wolverines lost to North Dakota the next day, 5-2. North Dakota had already eliminated Northeastern with landsmen Ryan Rosenthal and Jake Schechter on March 25, with a 6-2 win.

On the diamond: The Atlanta Braves traded first baseman Nate Freiman to the Washington Nationals on March 27.

Born this week: Mike “SuperJew” Epstein (Major League Baseball, 1943), Dmitry Salita (boxer, 1982), and Dudi Sela (Israeli tennis, 1985) were all born on April 4.

Sources: ESPN.com, Jewish Sports Review, Day by Day in Jewish Sports History.

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