Martin Havlat RW NJ 16 Days

Havlat is slated to be a scratch Tuesday against the Sabres, according to Tom Gulitti of The Record.With Stephen Gionta set to return to the New Jersey lineup, Havlat -- who has notched 14 points in 37 games -- will take a seat on Tuesday night.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 1 Month

Havlat racked up an assist and three shots on goal in Monday's win over the Sharks.

Havlat has notched a point in three straight games, which qualifies as his longest stretch of production on the season. With just 12 points, a minus-10 rating, and seemingly, a litany of injury concerns, Havlat isn't someone worth investing heavily in.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 2 Months

Havlat (illness) will be available for Thursday's game against the Bruins, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

An illness forced Havlat out of Tuesday's game with the Sabres, but he showed enough improvement Wednesday morning to get in a skate on his own. That proved to be sufficient for the Devils to sign off on his return, so look for him to slot back into the lineup after the brief absence. Havlat has three goals and nine points in 24 games this season.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 2 Months

Havlat (illness) will not play Tuesday against the Sabres, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

While Havlat will sit out Tuesday, that may be the extent of his absence, as he was at least able to skate on his own Tuesday. If he can practice Wednesday as expected and avoid any setbacks over the next couple days, he should be on track to return for New Jersey's next game Thursday.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 2 Months

Havlat (illness) did not join the team for it's morning skate on Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Havlat has been confirmed to have the flu, but there was still a possibility that he'd be able to return for Tuesday's contest against the Sabres. At this point that appears unlikely, but he could return to action for Thursday's game against the Bruins.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 2 Months

Havlat had a recurrence of his flu overnight and didn't practice Monday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Havlat's initial illness has now been confirmed as the flu, and it appears his status for Tuesday's game against the Sabres could be up in the air due to the recurrence. The team should provide an update on his status prior to the opening faceoff, however. If he is unable to go, his next chance to play will be Thursday against the Bruins.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 2 Months

Havlat (illness) will be activated from IR and return to the lineup Friday against the Canadiens, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Havlat was unavailable for over a week with the illness, though he was never officially diagnosed with the mumps virus that had afflicted several other players on the team. He resumed practicing Tuesday and took part in line rushes during Friday's morning skate, so it would seem reasonable to expect Havlat to see close to his usual 14 minutes of action.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 2 Months

Havlat (illness) will not return to the lineup Wednesday against the Red Wings, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

There was some optimism that Havlat would slot back into the lineup after he was able to log a full practice Tuesday, but the Devils decided he could benefit from a little extra time to regain stamina. He'll have strong odds of returning to action over the weekend, when the Devils will host back-to-back games against the Canadiens and Flyers.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 2 Months

Havlat (illness) participated in Tuesday's practice, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Havlat has not played in a game since Dec. 20 while dealing with a non-mump illness. His participation in Tuesday's practice indicates that he may be ready to return for Wednesday's game in Detroit.

Martin Havlat RW NJ 2 Months

Havlat (illness) will not play Saturday against the Rangers, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Havlat received a bit of good news when his tests for the mumps virus came back negative, but he's still not quite back to 100 percent after battling a nasty flu. He was at least able to skate Saturday morning, which bodes well for his chances of being available for the Devils' next game Monday versus Pittsburgh.