Mark Fayne D EDM 29 Days

Fayne contributed an assist, two penalty minutes and six blocked shots in his 18:10 of ice time Monday against the Canadiens.

After a rocky start to the season defensively for the Oilers, Fayne has helped right the ship on the blue line for Edmonton, just as the team hoped he would when they inked him to a four-year deal in the offseason. Fayne isn't an especially prolific puck-mover and figures to fall short of 20 points on the season, but so long as he proves consistently competent in defending his own zone, the Oilers will be pleased with anything he chips in offensively.

Mark Fayne D EDM 4 Months

Defensive defenseman Mark Fayne is excited that he has jumped from the New Jersey Devils to Edmonton because the Oilers are in the West and the West features bigger forwards.

"The tougher thing for me is playing against the smaller, fast guys, but I'm actually looking forward to the West," Fayne said. "My style and build (6-foot-3, 215 pounds) might be better against the bigger guys." He was referring to West forwards such as Anze Kopitar, Ryan Getzlaf, Joe Thornton, David Backes and Jonathan Toews. Fayne had 11 points with the Devils last season.

Mark Fayne D EDM 5 Months

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenseman Mark Fayne to a four year/$14 million contract.

Fayne is a solid defenseman who has little fantasy value but the Oilers need plenty of steady defensemen. He had 11 points last season with the Devils.

Mark Fayne D EDM 5 Months

Mark Fayne's agent Peter Fish says that the chances of the defenseman returning to the Devils are becoming less likely.

Fayne is garnering interest from some teams as he approaches unrestricted free agency on July 1. The 27-year-old blueliner underwent surgery in April to repair the core muscle in his left groin and will be fine for the start of training camp. He is a solid defensive rearguard who managed four goals and 11 points in 72 games last season. Stay tuned.

Mark Fayne D EDM 5 Months

The Rangers have "legitimate interest" in Mark Fayne, according to the NY Post's Larry Brooks.

Brooks says the Rangers have already "checked in with" Fayne's camp. New York is doing its due diligence just in case it cannot sign Anton Stralman, which doesn't seem likely at this point. Fayne, 27, is set to be an unrestricted free agent. He is a right-handed shot who could slot in on the second pair with Marc Staal. Fayne recorded 11 points last year and has been a solid possession player in his career. He earned $1.4 million last season.

Mark Fayne D EDM 5 Months

The Edmonton Oilers plan to reach out to Mark Fayne on Thursday.

Edmonton has been attempting to rebuild their defense over the last couple of years. They signed Andrew Ference and, more recently, Nikita Nikitin to help fill in the gaps, but they're clearly not done. Fayne had four goals and 11 points in 72 games in 2013-14.

Mark Fayne D EDM 6 Months

Defenseman Mark Fayne is "ahead of schedule" in his rehab following April 22 surgery to repair the core muscle in his left groin, but there have been no meaningful talks with the Devils regarding a new contract.

Fayne, who turned 27 Thursday, can become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He earned $1.4 million in 2013-14. "We have not heard from the Devils yet, but I hope at some point we do," agent Peter Fish said. "Mark is obviously a very valuable defenseman, and he would be to a lot of teams. Mark's preference is to be a Devil and not go anywhere." In 72 games this season, Fayne had 11 points (four goals, seven assists) and was minus-5. He was primarily Andy Greene's partner as the Devils' top defense pairing. "(Fayne's) rehab is actually ahead of schedule. He's getting good care. That is not an issue at all," Fish said. "It's quite a common injury for hockey players. These doctors are good."

Mark Fayne D EDM 7 Months

Mark Fayne underwent successful groin surgery.

Fayne will need eight-to-10 weeks to recovery, so he should be fine for the start of the 2014-15 campaign. Still, this development is somewhat noteworthy because he's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Mark Fayne D EDM Jul 19 '79

Mark Fayne will dress in his first game of 2013-14 Tuesday night in Vancouver.

He was a healthy scratch for the Devils' first three games of the year. With Fayne in the lineup, Adam Larsson will draw out.

Mark Fayne D EDM Feb 24 '79

Devils GM Lou Lamoriello stated on Wednesday that Mark Fayne is "OK" after ending the season with a bulging disc in his back.

He sat out the last four games of the year, but he didn't have to undergo surgery to repair the problem.