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Elias (groin) will be activated from injured reserve to play Wednesday against the Senators, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.

Elias missed the last five games with the groin injury, which he initially suffered earlier in the month before enduring a setback in his first game back. The time off the ice has seemingly done the trick in enabling him to recover, so he'll slot back in on the second line Wednesday night, joining Travis Zajac and Martin Havlat. The veteran has scuffled this season for the Devils, producing just 12 points and a minus-12 rating across his 26 contests.

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Elias (groin) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

With the Devils dealing with a number of injuries at forward in advance of Tuesday's game versus the Blackhawks, Elias will move to IR in order to free up roster space for Reid Boucher, who was recalled from AHL Albany. It's uncertain when Elias will return to the lineup, but since his IR designation carries a retroactive date of Dec. 6, he'll be forced to miss at least the team's next three games.

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Elias (groin) will not travel with the team for their game on Monday against the Hurricanes, Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger reports.

Elias missed the Devils' 4-1 loss to the Capitals on Saturday with the groin injury and his status for Tuesday's game against Chicago is unclear at this point. The 38-year-old winger has three goals and nine assists through 26 games this season.

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Elias (groin) said he expects to play Saturday against the Capitals.

The groin strain threatened to keep Elias off the ice for a second straight game, but the 38-year-old made it through Saturday's morning skate without a setback and sounds confident he'll be given the green light to return to action. Elias has chipped in two goals and nine assists so far this season, albeit with a minus-12 rating.

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Elias (groin) was on the ice for Saturday's morning skate, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.

Elias left Tuesday's game with a groin injury and was forced to sit Thursday, but it sounds like he may be able to return Saturday against Washington. Look for the team to make an official decision on his status shortly after morning skate concludes.

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Elias (groin) is considered day-to-day, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

It sounds unlikely that Elias will be able to play Saturday against the Capitals, but his status won't officially be known until after the Devils hold their morning skate. The winger, who missed Thursday's win over the Leafs with the injury, has 11 points in 25 games this season.

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Elias (groin) will not play Thursday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Elias had a chance to play Thursday, but he will miss at least one game due to the groin injury that forced him from Tuesday's game. With a couple other forwards also not healthy, the Devils will likely recall a player from the AHL on Thursday.

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Elias is dealing with a groin injury and is questionable to play Thursday against the Maple Leafs, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Elias traveled with the Devils to Toronto, but it's not certain whether he'll show enough improvement Thursday morning for coach Pete DeBoer to confidently insert him into his lineup. Stephen Gionta, Martin Havlat and Jaromir Jagr are also banged up, which could for the Devils to make some mass call-ups from AHL Albany.

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Elias left Tuesday's game against the Penguins with an undisclosed injury, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.

Elias saw 5:09 worth of ice time in his seven shifts before leaving with the injury, which may have occurred when he was struck by teammate Scott Gomez's shot. The 38-year-old was one of three New Jersey forwards who left Tuesday with an injury, resulting in the team running just three lines by the third period. Expect the Devils to provide an update on his condition prior to Thursday's game against Toronto.

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Elias potted the Devils' lone goal in Tuesday's loss to the Jets.

Elias has three points in his last two contests, but the goal was his first since Opening Night -- a 17-game drought. The aging forward is barely attempting more than a shot per game and isn't ideally suited for the primary scoring role the Devils have earmarked for him.