Patrik Elias
LW FA
4 months ago

Elias announced his retirement from the NHL on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

A true poster boy for loyalty, Elias spent two decades with the Devils, hoisting the Stanley Cup Trophy twice and becoming the team's all-time leader in goals (408), assists (617) and points (1,025). He was a consistent power-play weapon over the years and helped his own cause by playing both the center and winger positions. While GM Ray Shero may have considered re-signing Elias ahead of the 2016-17 campaign, the Czech skater was focused on recovering from knee surgery and another deal never came to fruition.

Patrik Elias
LW FA
10 months ago

Elias (knee) still has not been re-signed by the Devils, and GM Ray Shero said Tuesday that he has no internal deadline to sign the 40-year-old, The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Elias had knee surgery in May, and his 4-to-6-month recovery timeline means he could be out into November; either way, it looks like he won't be present for the start of New Jersey's training camp. That means the former star is almost certain to miss the start of the regular season even if he does ultimately sign with the Devils. For now, though, he's on the outside looking in, and it seems inconceivable that he'd bolt for another franchise after spending his whole career in Jersey, which means there's a good chance Elias ends up retiring.

Patrik Elias
LW FA
1 year ago

Elias had surgery on his right knee on Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Elias appeared in just sixteen games during the regular season due to sustaining a long-term knee injury last September. The timetable for his recovery is unknown, but the push for a speedy recovery will depend on whether he decides to retire or not. The 40-year-old forward tallied an impressive 1,022 points in 1,237 career games.

Patrik Elias
LW FA
1 year ago

Elias (knee) will be back in the lineup Tuesday night against the Sabres, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Elias has been out since Dec. 20, having undergone arthroscopic knee surgery earlier this year. Three games remain on the schedule for the Devils, and those contests should be quite sentimental for the veteran as he's spent his entire career in New Jersey and may be on the brink of retirement. Turning 40 years old on April 13, Elias has amassed 1,022 points in 1,237 career contests.

Patrik Elias
LW FA
1 year ago

Elias (knee) has a chance to return to action either Tuesday against the Sabres or Thursday against the Lightning, Tom Gulitti of the Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

For his part, Elias feels ready to play at this stage, and during Monday's practice he worked as the left wing on a line with Jacob Josefson and Mike Sislo.

Patrik Elias
LW FA
1 year ago

Devils coach John Hynes said Elias (knee) has a good chance to return at some point next week, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

After undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery Jan. 12, Elias reportedly has progressed quicker than expected, thus increasing the likelihood that he'll be able to return to action for one (or more) of the final three games. Elias will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, but there's been wide speculation that he may hang up his skates and retire. A 19-year veteran, Elias will turn 40 years old on April 13.

Patrik Elias
LW FA
1 year ago

Elias, who is bouncing back from a Jan. 12 right knee scope, is slated to travel with the team for an upcoming two-game road trip to Florida, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though Elias will not play either Thursday against the Panthers or Saturday against the Lightning, the veteran forward is slated to practice on the trip, which seems to hint at a potential return to action next week.

Patrik Elias
LW FA
1 year ago

Elias (knee) skated lightly on his own Thursday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thursday marked the first time Elias has skated since he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Jan. 12. Although his return to the ice is certainly encouraging, the 39-year-old winger is likely still a long way from returning to game action. Expect an update on Elias' status once he's able to return to practice with his teammates.

Patrik Elias
LW FA
2 years ago

Elias (knee) had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Tuesday and there is no timetable for his return, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Elias had not played in a game since Dec. 19 prior to undergoing the knee surgery. The 39-year-old Czech veteran had tallied one goal and four assists in 13 contests for New Jersey this season. More information on an expected return date for Elias will likely come out in the near future.

Patrik Elias
LW FA
2 years ago

Elias (knee) isn't ready to return yet and will be held out for "a little bit," Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 39-year old has missed the Devil's last three games, and has missed 23 of 36 games overall. It seems as though New Jersey will keep Elias out of the lineup for as long as it takes in order to ensure that he will not suffer another setback to his knee upon returning.