Jacob Josefson C NJ 4 months ago

Josefson was the only man to beat either goalie Tuesday in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh.

His fifth goal of the year came against Penguins backup Thomas Greiss, and the game's only other goal was Adam Henrique's empty-netter. Josefson now owns a quite modest 10 points in 50 games on the season, which actually ties his career high. At 24 years old, he may have some upside yet, but it may be that he'll need a change of scenery before he realizes it, as New Jersey has not been a very productive place for him.

Jacob Josefson C NJ 5 months ago

Josefson picked up an assist in Friday's loss to the Bruins.

Since returning from injured reserve Jan. 19 with a two-point performance against the Sharks, Josefson has needed 15 games just to match that output. His presence as the Devils' center on the checking line will continue to inhibit his offense.

Jacob Josefson C NJ 6 months ago

Josefsen potted a goal -- a shorthanded tally -- and dished out an assist in 10:42 of ice time as the Devils downed the Sharks 5-2 on Monday.

The points bring his season total from three to five in 27 games this year, suggesting that the mini-outburst is more of a one-off than an indication of an upward trend for the fifth-year NHLer.

Jacob Josefson C NJ 7 months ago

Josefson (illness) was activated from injured reserve Friday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

The activation more than likely indicates that Josefson will rejoin the lineup Friday against the Islanders after missing the previous six games. He's expected to center the checking line for the Devils.

Jacob Josefson C NJ 7 months ago

Josefson (illness) will remain out of the lineup Thursday against the Bruins, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Though Josefson has resumed practicing with the team and was cleared by GM Lou Lamoriello to return to action, it appears the Devils will just exercise some precaution in holding him out an extra day. Since the team is beginning a back-to-back set Thursday, look for Josefson to check into the lineup to spell another player Friday against the Islanders.

Jacob Josefson C NJ 7 months ago

Josefson (illness) will be available for Thursday's game against the Bruins, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Josefson has missed the previous five games with the illness, but looks to be ready to play after he took part in the Devils' team skate Tuesday morning. All that's left is for the Devils to formally activate him from IR, which should come at some point Thursday morning or afternoon.

Jacob Josefson C NJ 7 months ago

Josefson (illness) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Sabres, Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger reports.

Josefson will miss his fifth straight game Tuesday, but he was able to take part in line rushes during the Devils' morning skate, so he could return to action for the Devils' next game Thursday.

Jacob Josefson C NJ 7 months ago

Josefson (illness) will likely miss Tuesday's game against the Sabres, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Josefson is eligible to return for the injured reserve at any time, but it appears he is not quite ready to return from an illness that has sidelined the 23-year-old since the end of December. He did practice on Monday though, so a return Thursday against the Bruins is possible.

Jacob Josefson C NJ 7 months ago

Josefson (illness) practiced with the team Monday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Josefson was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 27, meaning he could return at any time. His presence at practice Monday likely indicates he is overcoming the illness that sidelined him, and he could be ready to return as soon as Tuesday against the Sabres.

Jacob Josefson C NJ 7 months ago

Josefson (illness) has been placed on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 27.

The Devils haven't said that Josefson is dealing with mumps, but such a diagnosis wouldn't be surprising. Stephen Gionta is also headed to injured reserve because of an illness, while Mike Sislo has been recalled from AHL Albany.