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Anton Volchenkov | Defenseman

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/25/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225
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Anton Volchenkov had an assist in New Jersey's 2-1 shootout loss on Thursday.
It was Volchenkov's fourth game since he returned from a lower-body injury. He has eight points in 55 contests this season. Apr 11 - 9:22 AM

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Defenseman Anton Volchenkov returned from his lower-body injury Friday night to help the New Jersey Devils edge the Washington Capitals 2-1.

Volchenkov contributed with a hit and a blocked shot in 14:35 of ice time. He also was penalized for holding.
Apr 5 - 2:59 AM

Anton Volchenkov (lower body) traveled with the Devils and took part in their Tuesday morning skate.

Volchenkov still won't play against Buffalo on Tuesday though. He has been sidelined since March 22.
Apr 1 - 5:27 PM

Anton Volchenkov sat out Sunday's game with a lower body injury.

Volchenkov was injured on Saturday when the Devils took on the Rangers. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mar 24 - 5:52 AM

Anton Volchenkov left Saturday's game against the Rangers with a lower-body injury.

He will not play Sunday against Toronto. Volchenkov will be re-evaluated after Sunday's contest. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mar 23 - 10:57 AM

Defenseman Anton Volchenkov was back in the lineup with the New Jersey Devils Tuesday after being a healthy scratch the previous three games.

Volchenkov replaced rookie Eric Gelinas, who was a healthy scratch. Volchenkov looked good in his return during the Devils' 2-1 win over Philadelphia, tying for the team lead with five hits and four blocked shots and helping kill off all six of the Flyers’ power plays.
Mar 13 - 9:50 AM

Anton Volchenkov will be inserted back into the Devils' lineup on Tuesday.

Volchenkov spent three straight games in the press box. He's projected to serve on the team's second defensive pairing alongside Bryce Salvador.
Mar 11 - 1:11 PM

Anton Volchenkov is over his lower-body injury.

Volchenkov missed three games before the Olympic break due to the ailment. He should be available when the Devils' schedule resumes.
Feb 21 - 8:44 AM

Anton Volchenkov missed his second consecutive game Friday night with a lower-body injury.

He isn't expected to play Saturday either. Volchenkov practiced with the team Thursday and took part in Friday's optional session. "It will take a couple more extra days," Volchenkov said. "More like a couple weeks, I guess." Because of the Olympic break, he'll get some extra time.
Feb 8 - 10:30 AM

Anton Volchenkov (lower body) will not return on Friday.

The good news is that Volchenkov felt good after the Devils' optional skate and might play on Saturday. If not, he'll have plenty of time to recover during the Olympic break.
Feb 7 - 2:11 PM

Anton Volchenkov (lower body) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice.

Volchenkov missed Monday's contest due to the ailment. The good news for him is that the Devils won't play again until Friday.
Feb 4 - 4:20 PM

Anton Volchenkov suffered a lower body injury on Friday and is questionable for Monday's contest against the Avs.

Volchenkov has only seven assists and 18 penalty minutes in 44 games this season but is a valuable member of the Devils defensive corps. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 3 - 7:53 AM

Anton Volchenkov returned on Saturday after missing a game due to food poisoning.

Volchenkov had a minus-one rating and logged just 8:48 minutes in the Devils' 3-2 loss. He doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Jan 19 - 10:07 AM

Anton Volchenkov didn't play Thursday because of a believed case of food poisoning, but he expects to dress Saturday night versus Phoenix.

Coach Pete DeBoer called Volchenkov's status a "game-time decision." The Devils may also decide to dress seven defensemen if Volchenkov plays.
Jan 18 - 1:46 PM

Anton Volchenkov has declared himself fit to play and he'll get back into New Jersey's lineup Saturday night in Buffalo.

He has missed three games because of an undisclosed injury. Volchenkov can contribute in hits and blocks categories, but other than that he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Jan 4 - 1:09 PM

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