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Martin Havlat | Winger

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/19/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Martin Havlat (facial lacerations) will play in Tuesday's game.
Havlat needed more than 55 stitches due to a hit he sustained during Thursday's contest. He has a goal and three points in four games in 2014-15. Oct 21 - 5:03 PM

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Martin Havlat (facial lacerations) would like to play in Tuesday's game, but his status hasn't been confirmed yet.

Havlat had over 55 stitches after his face was torn up due to a hit from Jason Chimera on Thursday. The worst part was his upper lip, which he could feel "was hanging out."
Oct 21 - 9:53 AM

Do not expect Martin Havlat (facial lacerations) to be out long.

Havlat was cut for plenty of stitches on his lip Thursday and wanted to play on Saturday, even partaking in the warmups but coach Peter DeBoer decided otherwise and Damien Brunner made his seasonal debut. "He was close," DeBoer said. "To his credit, he wanted to play tonight. If it was up to me I probably wouldn’t even have had him come down to the rink based on how he looked. But he insisted on trying it this morning and coming back and trying it again in warmup and he was pretty disappointed when he couldn’t go at the end. I give him a lot of credit. He’s a tough guy." Havlat could return on Tuesday. Stay tuned.
Oct 19 - 7:32 AM

Martin Havlat (facial lacerations) was scratched Saturday night against the Sharks.

Havlat went out for warmups, but he was not in the Devils’ lineup. He is now sporting a full face shield after suffering a facial injury Thursday. Havlat has three points in four games this year.
Oct 18 - 7:46 PM

It's still unclear if the New Jersey Devils will roll out Martin Havlat, Damien Brunner or even a combination of the two.

Havlat's bouncing back surprisingly quickly while Brunner wants a chance to prove himself. Both are a little risky to invest in at this very time, yet each - especially Havlat - have had their moments of significant fancy relevance. If New Jersey's a better scoring team over the long haul, one or both might be worth owning deeper into the 2014-15 season.
Oct 18 - 5:29 PM

A decision on whether Martin Havlat (cut lip) will play in the home opener Saturday will be a game-time decision.

Havlat suffered the laceration when he was checked into the elbow of referee Darcy Burchell who did not call a penalty on himself. Coach Peter DeBoer said that nothing was structurally wrong with Havlat and since cuts and scrapes tend to heal quickly, a decision will be made Saturday. Stay tuned.
Oct 18 - 7:36 AM

Martin Havlat (face) hasn't been ruled out of playing on Saturday.

The Devils will see how he feels in the morning. He didn't skate Friday because of facial lacerations he suffered in Thursday's contests. Havlat is listed as day-to-day. If he can't play then Damien Brunner is expected to take his place in the lineup.
Oct 17 - 4:02 PM

Martin Havlat required plenty of stitches after being checked into referee Darcy Burchell's elbow.

The incident happened towards the end of the second period of Thursday's game. It wasn't immediately clear if Havlat will miss the Devils' contest on Saturday due to the injury.
Oct 17 - 5:16 AM

Martin Havlat has a goal and an assist in his first two games.

That's great, but if you think that this might be a return to the olden days when Havlat was capable of getting 60 or so points in a single season, then we'd recommend tempering your expectations. Havlat's lengthy injury history and the small sample size are two obvious factors, but it also remains to be seen if he'll get the playing time needed to be a significant offensive contributor. He logged 14:56 minutes in his season debut and was down to just 10:44 minutes on Saturday.
Oct 13 - 10:24 AM

Martin Havlat scored a power play goal on Friday.

Havlat could be in an ideal spot with the Devils as he will likely play alongside his good friend Patrik Elias as a top six-forward and see some time on the power play. If he can remain healthy, and that's a big if, he could get 20 goals and 45-50 points this season.
Sep 28 - 9:00 AM

Martin Havlat was on a line with Dainius Zubrus and Patrik Elias during Friday's practice.

Havlat is getting ready for his first season with New Jersey after inking a one-year, $1.5 million contract, but he's good friends with Elias. It's expected that Havlat will get every opportunity to prove that he's a good fit on that line.
Sep 19 - 10:47 AM

Martin Havlat is moving into a comfortable situation with the Devils.

He spoke with fellow Czechs Patrik Elias and Marek Zidlicky before signing with New Jersey. "So, I'm pretty close with those two guys for sure," Havlat said. "But, over the 14 years – 15 years it's going to be – I've been talking to Patty a lot, so I know a little bit about this organization. Right now, I became a free agent a couple days ago and I had to make a decision and after talking to Lou (Lamoriello) and a few of the guys I got the chance to come (to New Jersey) and I'm very happy I can be part of the Devils for the next year." Injuries have hindered him for the last three seasons and he's a risky bet to remain healthy in 2014-14.
Jul 3 - 10:41 AM

The New Jersey Devils have signed Martin Havlat to a one-year/$1.5 million contract.

Havlat was just bought out by the San Jose Sharks and the Devils hope that playing with Jaromir Jagr will bring him back to his glory days. He had 12 goals and 22 points in 47 games last season. He could get to the 40 point mark in 2014-15 if everything works out.
Jul 1 - 2:09 PM

Martin Havlat will draw widespread interest around the league, once his buyout from the Sharks is complete.

Monday at 5 p.m. ET is the deadline for teams to use their compliance buyout, and multiple reports are indicating the Sharks will use theirs on Havlat. The winger market isn’t deep, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the 33-year-old sign quickly at the start of free agency July 1. He had 12 goals and 10 assists last season in 48 games, and has battled his fair share of injuries in recent seasons.
Jun 28 - 9:48 PM

The San Jose Sharks are expected to use a compliance buyout on Martin Havlat.

The Sharks already made it clear that Havlat wouldn't be back and it would have been surprising if anyone was willing to trade for him, so here we are. The Sharks will save $5 million in cap space for the 2014-15 campaign. Meanwhile, Havlat is likely to find a club willing to give him a chance to bounce back. He is still reasonably effective when healthy. The problem is that he's often not healthy.
Jun 27 - 6:08 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Travis Zajac
2Patrik Elias
3Adam Henrique
4Jacob Josefson
LW1Michael Cammalleri
2Dainius Zubrus
3Ryane Clowe
4Stephen Gionta
5Tuomo Ruutu
6Jordin Tootoo
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Martin Havlat
3Michael Ryder
4Damien Brunner
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3Marek Zidlicky
4Bryce Salvador
5Eric Gelinas
6Jonathon Merrill
7Adam Larsson
G1Cory Schneider
2Scott Clemmensen