Patrik Elias LW NJ 13 Days

Elias (elbow) appears set to play Wednesday against the Kings, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Despite hyperextending his elbow in Monday's practice, Elias traveled with the team to Los Angeles and was a full participant in the team's morning skate. He's probably not completely recovered from the injury, but evidently, the Devils don't believe it's the type of ailment that will impact his performance too significantly.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 15 Days

Elias suffered a hyperextended elbow during Monday's practice, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Elias expects to travel with the team for New Jersey's upcoming three-game west coast trip, but his status for Wednesday's game against the Kings is now unclear.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 15 Days

Elias left Monday's practice with an apparent injury, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Elias' unspecified injury occurred on a collision at Monday's practice, but Gulitti's initial report suggests that the issue "did not appear to be anything serious."

Patrik Elias LW NJ 21 Days

Elias scored a goal, added a shorthanded assist, and grabbed an empty-net assist -- accounting for his 1,000th career point -- in Tuesday's win over Buffalo.

Elias has now tallied goals in consecutive games, adding some shine to what's been a truly awful season. Of course, he'll turn 39 this year, so he can be forgiven for not being that productive in the twilight of his career. Not everyone can be Jaromir Jagr.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 25 Days

Elias (illness) confirmed after the Devils' morning skate that he will be activated from IR and return to the lineup Friday versus the Canadiens, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Elias has been skating for the last few days after he was cleared to rejoin the team when his mumps symptoms subsided. After taking part fully in the team's morning skate, he's expected to reclaim a spot on the second line, where he'll join Travis Zajac and Martin Havlat. Elias is regarded as one of the Devils' better offensive threats, but with just four goals, 13 points and a minus-16 rating over 29 games, he's not lived up to his end of the bargain.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 26 Days

Elias (illness) was on the ice for the Devils' gameday skate, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

It remains to be seen just how involved he'll be in the session, but it seemingly give him a chance at playing Friday against the Canadiens following a bout with the mumps. He remains listed on the team's injured reserve list from now, so his return won't become official until he's activated.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 27 Days

Elias (illness) won't play in Wednesday's game against the Red Wings, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Elias resumed skating earlier this week, but wasn't given the go-ahead to travel with the team to Detroit for Wednesday's game. Instead, Elias will continue to work out in New Jersey with the hope that he'll be cleared to play in either or both of the Devils' back-to-back weekend contests.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 28 Days

Elias (illness) has been able to skate the previous two days, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Elias' mumps symptoms have subsided at this point, but it's unknown if the Devils feel he's healthy enough to contribute Wednesday against the Red Wings. Expect the team to make a ruling on his status following Wednesday's morning skate.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 1 Month

Elias (illness) could be skating in a couple of days, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

The fact that Elias is already in line to get back on the ice so soon after being diagnosed with the mumps is certainly promising. While the capacity in which Elias will be able to practice in a couple of days is uncertain at this time, it seems likely that the veteran winger could return to the Devils' line-up as soon as Wednesday against the Red Wings. The team should continue to update his status in the coming days.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 1 Month

Elias (illness) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

Elias was confirmed to have a case of the mumps when his test results came back Friday, and the Devils decided to move him to injured reserve as a result. He last played in a game well over a week ago anyway, meaning the move will just temporarily open a roster spot and he should be able to return when he's ready. The winger has already been ruled out for Saturday's contest, so his next possibility to return will be Monday against the Penguins.