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 (Ed Mulholland)
(Ed Mulholland)

The Devils have traded D Eric Gelinas to the Avalanche in exchange for a 2017 third-round pick, reports Tom Gulitti of The Record (Feb. 29).

Gelinas, 24, had one goal and five assists in 34 games played with the Devils this season.

Gelinas was under contract through the 2016-17 season with an annual cap hit of $1.575 million.

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This afternoon, the New Jersey Devils announced that they have sent defenseman Eric Gelinas to Albany and recalled forward Mike Sislo to the big club. ?The Devils had played the previous few games with seven defensemen and 11 forwards.

Finally, there's at least a solution. ?Gelinas playing a handful of minutes a night was helping no one. ?It's a waste of his time and the coaching staff's time if they're not going to play him.

I know there are many who feel like the sky is falling, but there's no need for that. ?Gelinas will play for the Devils again. ?He will even play seasons for the Devils soon enough. ?Now is just not the time, for better or worse.

Tags: Eric Gelinas, Mike Sislo, New Jersey Devils, Notes
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St. Louis gets a small measure of revenge on their home ice with a shutout over a snakebitten Devils team, who could not find an answer to the perfect play of Jaroslav Halak. This one drops the Devils' record to 22-21-11 on the season.

[sny-box]- Alex Steen is having the season of a lifetime. Tonight he netted his 27th of the year on a wrister from Jaden Schwartz and David Backes in the first. As it would turn out, that goal was also the game winner.

- The dominant Blues power play that the Devils stoned last time came through in a big way tonight, with Brendan Morrow deflecting a shot from Jay Bouwmeester to break the Devils midway through the third period. On the other side of the ice, the Devils went 0/4 on their power play opportunities.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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New Jersey earned an impressive win against an elite team in the St. Louis Blues. The Devs pulled out all the stops, finding a big reserve of goals for Cory, and treated the fans that braved the elements to a 7-1 victory. This win brings the Devils' record to 21-19-11 on the season.

[sny-box]Normally a slow starting team, the Devils manufactured two goals in the first three minutes from Mark Fayne and Ryan Carter.?Jaromir Jagr would add one off the skate at the midway point to make it three in the first.

The dominant Blues power play was blanked on all three opportunities, while New Jersey caught fire and went 3/4.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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New Jersey finished their four game road trip with a visit to Phoenix, and the Jobing.com Arena for a tough matchup with the Coyotes. ?The Devils and goalie Martin Brodeur struggled?early and couldn't quite complete the comeback, as they fell 3-2. ?This loss drops the Devils' record to 20-19-11 on the season.

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- The Coyotes struck first with a quick wrist shot from Jordan Szwarz?at 2:35 into the first period.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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The New Jersey Devils bounced back tonight with an important, shutout win over a struggling Dallas Stars team at the Prudential Center. ?This one pushes the Devils' record to 18-18-9 on the season.

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-?Michael Ryder?made the most of a perfect play and pass from Travis Zajac, snapping it past?Kari Lehtonen to give New Jersey a 1-0 lead midway through the second. ?This was Ryder's 15th goal of the season, and his third straight game lighting the lamp.?

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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It's almost groundhog day for the Devils. It seems that every time they get to or above .500, they slip right back.

One step forward, one step back.

At some point, the Devils will need to make a move up the standings in the Metropolitan Division. Hanging around all season and perpetuating a pattern of wins and losses while gaining no ground.

Tags: Analysis, Eric Gelinas, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, PATRIK ELIAS
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The New Jersey Devils came to the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. and fought off an offensive onslaught as they rallied back to beat the Capitals 5-4. ?This one pushes the Devils' record to 15-15-7 on the season.

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- Marek Zidlicky with a first period, power play goal that came together after some great puck movement from Andy Greene, Jaromir Jagr, and the rest of the power play line. ?That's Zidlicky's 4th of the season, all of them coming on the power play

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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In recent years, the New Jersey Devils have struggled to draft and cultivate talent. You have to scroll all the way back to the 2004 NHL Draft to see the last time the Devils drafted what turned out to be an impact player. ? That was Travis Zajac in the first round.

Since then, the Devils have essentially drafted no impact talents. Before freaking out, let's preface with this: some draftees of the last few years were flipped for guys like Ilya Kovalchuk and Marek Zidlicky. So, give props to GM Lou Lamoriello for turning marginal talent (at best) into a Top-5 player and the puck-moving defenseman Devils fans craved for the longest time.

However, in terms of drafting players that become core pieces of the franchise, it simply hasn't been there over the last decade.?As much as everyone loves Adam Henrique, he's only showed flashes of being consistently solid. Let's not forget he's a third-round pick, so he's certainly not a sure thing to be a top-flight player.

Tags: Eric Gelinas, Feature, Jon Merrill, New Jersey Devils, Reid Boucher
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The Devils scored early and often, en-route to a 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators from Prudential Center. The win moves their record to 14-15-6 on the season.

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- With his second period goal, Jaromir Jagr passed Steve Yzerman, scoring the 693rd goal of his NHL career. He now sits just one behind Mark Messier for seventh all time.

Tags: Eric Gelinas, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, Ottawa Senators, Postgame Thoughts, Reid Boucher
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The New Jersey Devils rallied to put together a decent effort, but could not overcome early mistakes as they fell to the?Pittsburgh Penguins from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA., by the score of 3-2. ?This one pushes the Devils' record to 12-15-6 on the season.

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-?Pascal Dupuis?got the final touch as he and Chris Kunitz rushed?Corey Schneider?who thought he had the puck covered. ?A mental lapse from the goaltender and the defense that should have been back supporting him put the Devils on the wrong-end of their earliest deficit on the season.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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The New Jersey Devils defeated the?New York Rangers for the third straight time, this one ending 4-3 in overtime from Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. ?The win pushes the Devils to 12-13-6 on the season.

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-?Brad Richards scored on a 2 on 1 against Martin Brodeur?in the first period continuing his recent string of good play. ?He currently stands at 3 goals in his last 6 games.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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After last night's win against the Kings, it's time to take another peek at some advanced stats.

The stat I like to use is CorsiOn, which is basically a formula that combines all shots directed towards the net in the offensive zone versus shots towards the net in the defensive zone while each player is on the ice.

Tags: Analysis, By The Numbers, Eric Gelinas, Jaromir Jagr, Marek Zidlicky, New Jersey Devils, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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The Los Angeles Kings took down the New Jersey Devils 2-0 at the Prudential Center in the first meeting between the two teams since the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. ?The loss drops the Devils to 6-8-5 on the season.

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-?Dwight King scored on a deflection from a point shot by Jake Muzzin?late in the 3rd period to give Los Angeles the lead that they would take to the end of the game.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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Eric Gelinas left Thursday night's game with a foot injury after blocking a shot.

X-rays on his foot were negative, though there's no immediate prognosis, quite yet.

Tags: Analysis, Breaking News, Eric Gelinas, Injury, New Jersey Devils
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The New Jersey Devils took down the?Philadelphia Flyers 2-0?from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.?with a well-earned bounce-back effort. ?The win pushes the Devils to 4-7-4 on the season.

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-?Adam Henrique scored on a deflection off of a blast from the point by Eric Gelinas in the first period.? This was the team?s first goal in six periods of hockey.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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When New Jersey Devils captain Bryce Salvador returns to the team, someone will have to head back to the minors. ?There are several different options to choose from for GM Lou Lamoriello, which makes the decision a difficult one. ?Dave and Jeff debate who should be the odd man out that's?sent to Albany.

Dave Turner:?

This is a tough decision, but the play of Eric Gelinas has put the Devils in a tough situation. If Gelinas wasn't playing as well as he is, the decision would be quite simple: send him back down to Albany. In the preseason he was good, and now in three games, he's already showing signs of the big-time expectations that this club has for him.

Tags: Analysis, Debate, Discuss, Eric Gelinas, JACOB JOSEFSON, MARK FAYNE, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, Peter Harrold, Stephen Gionta
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The New Jersey Devils announced today that defenseman Eric Gelinas has been sent back to AHL Albany, in order for Bryce Salvador to return to the active roster.

According to Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record, it appears to be a temporary move and that Gelinas will be with the big club for Tuesday's game.

Will it happen? ?Who knows. ?GM Lou Lamoriello has stated before that he doesn't like to have one-way contracts on their way to Albany. ?Unless he sends down Adam Larsson, the player designated for Albany would have to clear waivers first.

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Eric Gelinas was recalled by the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday due to Bryce Salvador returning home because of a death in the family. It?s a great opportunity for Gelinas, who had a great camp, but don?t expect him to stick with the big club.

Gelinas had a great preseason, showing all the necessary tools to be a reliable NHL defenseman. Poise, physicality, speed, long reach and awareness. He looked like a 10-year NHL veteran when he was on the ice. Everything he did looked smooth. That?s a great sign. He has a shot to be the best all-around defenseman the Devils have had in years because of his raw talent. I?m not saying he?ll be exactly like him, but his stature, build and traits appear to be in the mold of a Zdeno Chara. Devils fans can only hope he?ll be close to his caliber.

Tags: Adam Larsson, Analysis, BRYCE SALVADOR, Eric Gelinas, Feature, New Jersey Devils, Peter Harrold, Prospect Buzz
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It's always great to answer some reader questions, especially now that we have quite a few games worth of information to go on. If you have a question, always feel free to tweet @SNYDevils.

Jonathan Harpula - @Starpula - Larsson for Yakupov? Who says no at this point?

Tags: Adam Larsson, Analysis, cory schneider, Discuss, Emptying The Bag, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Marek Zidlicky, MARK FAYNE, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Pete DeBoer, Peter Harrold
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The Devils assigned eight players to the AHL and returned one to WHL.

New Jersey assigned?goaltender Scott Wedgewood, defensemen Brandon Burlon, Eric Gelinas and Jon Merrill and forwards Stefan Matteau, Rod Pelley, Tim Sestito and Mike Sislo to Albany.

The returned defenseman Damon Severson to the WHL.

Tags: Alexander Urbom, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, JACOB JOSEFSON, Krys Barch, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Notes, preseason, roster cuts, rostislav olesz, Ryan Carter, Stephen Gionta, Andrew Vazzano
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Game two featured the debut of quite a few new faces for New Jersey. The Islanders jumped out to a 4-1 lead after one period, but the Devils hung tough in the 5-3 loss.

Some notes and observations from the game:

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Damien Brunner, Eric Gelinas, Jon Merrill, kyrs barch, Martin Brodeur, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Notes, Post Game, preseason, rostislav olesz
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By Jeff O'Connor

Another Devils hockey game tonight and they?ll take on the New York Islanders at home. The Devils will mix in some different players compared to Monday?s roster against the New York Rangers. Some old faces will appear for the first time this fall, like Martin Brodeur, while new faces like Damien Brunner and Jon Merrill will get their first experience of playing hockey in Newark.

Here are the lineups for tonight:

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Damien Brunner, Eric Gelinas, Jon Merrill, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Pregame Thoughts, Training Camp
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By Dave Turner and Jeff O'Connor

We'll be doing a weekly mailbag article each week during the season, so if you have a question or comment, feel free to tweet us @SNYDevils or tweet Dave and Jeff directly @DevilsInsiders.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Analysis, Discuss, Eric Gelinas, New Jersey Devils, PATRIK ELIAS, Ryan Carter, shea weber, Stephen Gionta, Steve Bernier, TRAVIS ZAJAC, Tweets
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It might not count in the standings, but tonight we're finally treated to some Devils hockey for the first time since their April 27th loss at Madison Square Garden.

For some players, this is their first major chance to prove that they belong on the roster. For others, it's a chance to get some live game action and work towards being ready for the season.

Tags: Adam Larsson, Alexander Urbom, Analysis, cory schneider, Eric Gelinas, Gameday, Hockey, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, NHL, Notes, Pregame Thoughts, preseason, Reid Boucher, Upcoming Matchup
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As camp begins, the team is starting to take shape. Still, many questions remain about the roster and who will be a contributor this year. Here are five of the biggest questions coming into the season.

1. Can the defense begin to rebound?

Tags: Analysis, ANTON VOLCHENKOV, BRYCE SALVADOR, cory schneider, Eric Gelinas, Jaromir Jagr, Jon Merrill, Martin Brodeur, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Reid Boucher, rostislav olesz, Stefan Matteau, Training Camp, Training camp
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The Devils obviously will not be playing postseason hockey this year.

Yet, somehow they still managed to claim the season series from the Eastern Conference's top team.

New Jersey came from 2-0 down to send its home crowd out with a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night at Prudential Center.

Tags: Andrei Loktionov, Brandon Sutter, Brenden Morrow, DAVID CLARKSON, Eric Gelinas, Evgeni Malkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jarome Iginla, Johan Hedberg, Jussi Jokinen, Kris Letang, Marc-Andre Fleury, Matt Cooke, New Jersey Devils, PATRIK ELIAS, Peter DeBoer, Peter Harrold, Postgame Thoughts, Scott Stevens, Steve Sullivan
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Johan Hedberg is starting in goal, the Devils don't have anything to play for, so why not give a guy like defenseman Eric Gelinas a shot Thursday when Pittsburgh comes calling? Alexander Urbom made his season debut on Tuesday night against Montreal and did OK.

If Gelinas -- who the Devils are awfully high on -- wants to see what the NHL is really like, why not play him against an injury-riddled Penguins team with nothing to play for.

Tags: Alexander Urbom, Analysis, Eric Gelinas, Johan Hedberg, New Jersey Devils, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby
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The Albany Devils' power play ranks 28th out of 30 American Hockey League teams-- firing at just 11.4 percent. Albany entered Sunday's game in Bridgeport having scored just 1-of-its-last-20 man advantages.

Yet, somehow Albany's power play found a way to be worse.

Albany was 0-for-3, failing to score on a 5-minute first-period major. Plus, when given a third-period man advantage, the Devils surrendered a shorthanded goal-- the game-winner in the Bridgeport Sound Tigers' 2-0 win.

Tags: Albany Devils, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Brock Nelson, CAM JANSSEN, Chad Wiseman, Eric Gelinas, Feature, Joe Whitney, Keith Kinkaid, Matt Anderson, Nino Niederreiter, Phil DeSimone, Prospect Buzz, Raman Hrabarenka, Rick DiPietro, Steve Zalewski
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