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Elias (back) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Islanders, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Though Elias hasn't practiced with the Devils since suffering the injury setback last week, he was cleared to play after skating on his own Friday and Saturday without much aggravation. The aging winger's production has been way down this season with only 10 goals and 29 points over 58 games, but with much of the Devils' forward ranks lacking in offensive upside, Elias should hold down a top-six role the rest of the way.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 6 Days

GM Lou Lamoriello said Elias (back) is a "possibility" to play Saturday against the Islanders, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Elias skated on his own Saturday morning to test out the injury, but the Devils aren't expected to provide an update on the forward's status until team brass meets with the media about an hour before the 6:00 ET puck drop. With both Elias and Michael Cammalleri (illness) uncertain to play Saturday, the Devils recalled Stefan Matteau and Reid Boucher from AHL Albany on an emergency basis in the event neither of the ailing players can go.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 7 Days

Elias (back) was able to skate on his own Friday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Elias hasn't practiced with the Devils since suffering the injury last week, missing the team's last three games as a result. However, that didn't prevent GM Lou Lamoriello from ruling Elias out for Saturday's game against the Islanders. The team will likely check back in on Elias' condition in the morning before reaching a decision on his status for the game.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 8 Days

Elias (back spasms) did not practice Thursday.

Per the report, Elias will not travel to Buffalo for Friday's contest, with his status for Saturday's home game against the Islanders cloudy as well.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 10 Days

Elias (back) won't play Tuesday against the Penguins, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

With Elias sidelined again and day-to-day as Friday's game against the Sabres approaches, it looks like Michael Ryder could remain in New Jersey's lineup for Tuesday's contest.

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Elias (back) is day to-to-day as Tuesday's game against the Penguins approaches, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

When asked Monday if there is a possibility that Elias -- who has been dealing with back spasms -- could play Tuesday, GM and interim coach LouLamoriello noted, "I couldn't answer that right now. I don't know. He's not ruled out or is he ruled in."

Patrik Elias LW NJ 13 Days

Elias (back) will not take the ice in Saturday's game against the Coyotes, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Elias should be considered day-to-day moving forward as he continues to deal with a back injury. His next opportunity to take the ice will be Tuesday against the Penguins.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 13 Days

Elias is dealing with back spasms and will be a game-time decision for Saturday's tilt with the Coyotes, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Elias, who apparently left Friday's practice early because of the injury, received some treatment Saturday morning. The winger noted that while he felt "the same as [Friday]" after arriving for treatment, he'll wait until the afternoon to see if he notices any improvement with his condition. Michael Ryder or Martin Havlat would suit up in Elias' place if he can't play.

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Elias assisted on Andy Greene's game-winning goal in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Blue Jackets.

It's been a brutal season for Elias from both a health and performance perspective. In addition to missing 10 games, Elias has recorded 26 points and a minus-13 rating, both of which put him on track for career worsts in both categories. Despite his dropoff in productivity, Elias has at least been able to avoid long scoring droughts. He's gone no more than five games without a point this season.

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Elias scored the team's lone goal in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Oilers.Elias has just 23 points on the season, but 10 of those have come in his last 14 games. At 38-years-old his production isn't anywhere near the level as it once was, but he could be worthy of a fantasy roster spot, especially in deeper leagues, while he's on a roll.