Mark Fayne D NJ 6 Months

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 NJ 11 Months

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.

Mark Fayne D NJ 12 Months

Mark Fayne's mysterious season-ending injury was a bulging disc in his lower back.

Fayne said the injury sent "a sharp, shooting pain" down one of his legs. The ailment started bothering him during an April 15 game against Toronto but accelerated after that. Fayne won't require surgery and says he's been told the pain should subside in a week or so.

Mark Fayne D NJ 12 Months

Mark Fayne missed the Devils' final four games with an undisclosed injury.

Fayne had a goal and six points in 31 games this season. He's not expected to need offseason surgery.

Mark Fayne D NJ Apr 07 '13

Mark Fayne netted a shorthanded goal in a 3-2 shootout loss Sunday.

Steve Sullivan scored his first goal as a member of the New Jersey Devils. Dainius Zubrus and Steve Bernier each registered an assist in the losing effort.

Mark Fayne D NJ Mar 08 '13

Mark Fayne got the start on defense Thursday night.

Henrik Tallinder was a late scratch, literally, as he took warmups then hurt himself. Fayne, who was going to be a healthy scratch, played 15:40 and had two penalty minutes.

Mark Fayne D NJ Feb 23 '13

Mark Fayne will be in the Devils' lineup Saturday afternoon against the Capitals.

He seems to be alternating with Henrik Tallinder as a healthy scratch. Fayne will be paired with Anton Volchenkov Saturday while Tallinder will sit in the press box.

Mark Fayne D NJ Feb 16 '13

Mark Fayne will spend Saturday's game in the press box.

Fayne has struggled over the last two games and he recognizes that. "I think I was forcing stuff a little too much," he said. "Especially down low with the puck. I didn't really have too much patience and, I guess, finesse to make the correct play instead of forcing things. When you have 8 D who are ready, it's a luxury for the team. For a player you have to know that every night is a tryout. You're playing for your spot." He'll get a chance to earn that spot back sooner or later.

Mark Fayne D NJ Feb 13 '13

Mark Fayne didn't participate in Tuesday's morning skate because of a death in his family, but he returned and played against the Carolina Hurricanes.

"Difficult circumstances," coach Pete DeBoer said. "I had a conversation with him. He felt comfortable he could handle it and, to his credit, he did." Fayne finished the contest with 19:25 of ice time, while recording two shots, two penalty minutes and a minus-1 rating.

Mark Fayne D NJ Feb 04 '13

Mark Fayne (arm) logged 19:21 minutes in his return on Sunday.

Fayne missed two games due to the injury. He had one shot on goal, one hit, and one blocked shot in the Devils' 3-0 victory.