Patrik Elias LW NJ 12 Days
Patrik Elias has been marred by injuries so far this season, but has quietly posted 11 points during his last 11 games.
Elias has three goals along with eight assists during that span. One negative is that he's recorded only 17 shots on goal (1.55 per game), which is well off his career pace of 2.77 per contest, so there is plenty of room for improvement. Elias has recorded just 14 points this season, which ranks him tied for 118th in that department in the league, and way down the list in terms of fantasy hockey rankings. Now is the perfect time to "buy low" on Elias before he begins to creep up in those standings. He's just 55 percent Yahoo! owned at the moment, so double check your league's waiver wire to see if he's still available.
Patrik Elias LW NJ 14 Days
Patrik Elias was the lone goal scorer for New Jersey in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Jets.
The goal was just the fifth of the campaign for Elias, who is on a pace identical to last season with 12 points in 16 contests. Andy Greene and Steve Bernier drew assists on the goal.
Patrik Elias LW NJ 19 Days
Patrik Elias assisted three goals to lead the Devils to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Ducks Wednesday night.
Elias sent a wobbly pass from behind the net to Jaromir Jagr, who tapped it past Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller with 61 seconds remaining in regulation. Elias now has three goals and seven assists in 13 games. Erik Gelinas also had a strong game with a goal and an assist, while Marek Zidlicky and Travis Zajac also scored for the Devils.
Patrik Elias LW NJ 24 Days
Patrik Elias was held off the scoresheet in his return to action after missing six games with a back injury.
Elias played 15:56 minutes with no stats. He said that he was "as expected after (missing) two weeks and having one practice in between - not good." Look for the veteran to take a couple of games before rounding into playing shape. He now has three goals and seven points in 11 games.
Patrik Elias LW NJ 25 Days
The New Jersey Devils will play against the Los Angeles Kings on Friday for the first time since the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.
The Devils were denied a chance at some measure of revenge in 2012-13 because the lockout shortened the campaign and prevented the Eastern and Western conferences from facing each other during the regular season. At this point, Patrik Elias doesn't think playing against the Kings will be particularly special. "There's different champions since then, so I think we'll just go about our business, both teams, and try to win the hockey game. That's all," he said.