Alexei Ponikarovsky LW NJ Aug 05 '13

Alexei Ponikarovsky has reportedly signed with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL.

He inked a two-year deal with the club. Ponikarovsky split the 2013 campaign between Winnipeg and New Jersey. In 30 contests with the Devils, he notched two goals and seven points and in 12 matches as a member of the Jets he had two markers.

Alexei Ponikarovsky LW NJ Mar 29 '13

Alexei Ponikarovsky (lower body) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.

Look for Ponikarovsky to play in Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He hasn't been in the Devils' lineup since March 19.

Alexei Ponikarovsky LW NJ Mar 29 '13

Alexei Ponikarovsky (lower body) and Stephen Gionta (upper body) both say they'll be in the lineup Friday night.

Ponikarovsky hasn't played since March 19 while Gionta left Monday's game after the first period. Both players will help the Devils fill out their lines but neither is much use to fantasy owners.

Alexei Ponikarovsky LW NJ Mar 29 '13

Alexei Ponikarovsky (lower body) was back at practice Thursday and could be activated from injured reserve in time to play Friday night.

Ponikarovsky has been sidelined since suffering the injury March 19. He has been skating on his own but Thursday was the first time he'd practiced with the team since being placed on injured reserve. While the Devils are in serious need of some healthy bodies, Ponikarovsky can't really help your fantasy team at this time.

Alexei Ponikarovsky LW NJ Mar 25 '13

Alexei Ponikarovsky has been placed on injured reserve by New Jersey retroactive to March 19th.

He has missed the past two games with a lower-body injury and won't play against Ottawa Monday night.

Alexei Ponikarovsky LW NJ Mar 22 '13

Alexei Ponikarovsky (lower body) participated in Friday's practice.

Coach Pete DeBoer said Ponikarovsky won't play against Florida on Saturday. "I just want to get in a quick spin out there and see how I felt, see where I'm at," said the Devils winger. "I'm just taking it day-by-day and we'll see how it goes." He missed Thursday's game after getting hurt on Tuesday night.

Alexei Ponikarovsky LW NJ Mar 20 '13

Alexei Ponikarovsky (lower-body) won't play in Thursday's game against the Hurricanes

The Devils say the winger, who was injured in the second period against the Rangers on Tuesday, is day-to-day. He didn't even travel with the team to Carolina, but the Devils return home for Saturday's tilt, so this very well could be a one-game absence.

Alexei Ponikarovsky LW NJ Mar 20 '13

Alexei Ponikarovsky sustained an undisclosed injury late in the second period Tuesday night and was forced to leave the game.

Coach Pete DeBoer said after the contest that the team would know about Ponikarovsky's status today. He has generated one goal and four assists in 17 games with the Devils since being acquired from Winnipeg.

Alexei Ponikarovsky LW NJ Feb 16 '13

Alexei Ponikarovsky played well on the Devils' first line Friday night.

He scored a goal and was a solid complement to Ilya Kovalchuk and Travis Zajac. He also impressed Ne Jersey coach Peter DeBoer. I thought he did a good job," DeBoer said. "But I'm not handing out a permanent job here to anybody on one game, but he looked good out there with those guys today. Great to have him back. He's just a solid NHL player. He does the right thing out there. He puts the puck in the right place. He gets chances to score and he puts it in the net, so a nice addition for us." If Poni continues to play well, he could find a permanent spot on the top unit which would certainly make him rosterable.

Alexei Ponikarovsky LW NJ Feb 15 '13

Alexei Ponikarovsky is projected to play alongside Travis Zajac and Ilya Kovalchuk on Friday.

Ponikarovsky is gearing up for his second stint with the Devils after they spent a fourth round pick and seventh round pick to pry him away from Winnipeg. He only had two goals in 12 games, but he should have more fantasy value in New Jersey.