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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.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 1 Month

Elias is confirmed to have a case of the mumps, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Elias is the latest in a long list of players dealing with the virus, but it's unclear how long it will cause him to miss. The Devils' next game is Saturday, and he hasn't been ruled out as of now. The decision on his status for Saturday's game should be cleared up before at some point before the opening faceoff.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 1 Month

Elias will be unavailable for Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger reports.

Elias got tested for the mumps on Monday and his results have apparently not been returned as of Tuesday. He will likely hear about his results over the three-day holiday break, and could return for Saturday's contest against the Rangers.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 1 Month

Elias missed Monday's practice while undergoing testing for the mumps virus, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Elias and Martin Havlat were both feeling ill before Monday's practice, and given that teammate Adam Larsson had just recently returned from a long struggle with the virus, the Devils weren't going to take any chances. The team should reveal the results of the tests for both players Tuesday, but neither is a guarantee to suit up later in the evening against the Hurricanes even if both test negative for the virus.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 1 Month

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.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 2 Months

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.

Patrik Elias LW NJ 2 Months

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.