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Jiri Tlusty | Winger

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Contract: view contract details

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Jiri Tlusty has been placed on the injured reserve list with a shoulder injury.
This move is retroactive to Nov. 20, so Tlusty can be activated at any time. For now though, placing him on the IR frees up a roster spot for the newly signed Tyler Kennedy. Nov 27 - 11:34 AM

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Jiri Tlusty will be scratched in favor of Stefan Matteau in Sunday's match with Vancouver.

Tlusty hasn't quite had the season expected of him through 16 games. He's recorded just three points, a far cry from the scoring depth that was hoped from him. We'd let him sit on the waiver wire.
Nov 22 - 6:10 PM

Jiri Tlusty is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

The 27-year-old has just one goal and three points in 13 games this season. Eric Gelinas will also watch Thursday's game from the press box.
Nov 12 - 8:44 PM

Jiri Tlusty (shoulder) will return to the Devils' lineup on Friday.

Tlusty is projected to play alongside Travis Zajac and Kyle Palmieri. He missed two games due to the injury.
Nov 6 - 11:27 AM

Jiri Tlusty (upper body) took part in Friday's morning skate.

Tlusty skated alongside Travis Zajac and Kyle Palmieri. Though it isn't confirmed yet, it wouldn't be shocking to see him play on Friday.
Nov 6 - 10:49 AM

Jiri Tlusty (upper body) isn't ready to return Tuesday.

He will miss a second straight game with what is believed to be a shoulder injury. Tlusty hopes to be available to play on Friday against Chicago.
Nov 3 - 1:29 PM

Jiri Tlusty (upper body) might be back in the lineup on Tuesday.

His status will be determined after the morning skate, but coach John Hynes said it looks like Tlusty will play. Tlusty isn't quite 100 percent, but he felt better Monday.
Nov 2 - 12:46 PM

The New Jersey Devils are going with an 11-forward, seven-defenseman alignment against the New York Islanders on Saturday.

Jiri Tlusty and Stefan Matteau are not in the mix today. Meanwhile, Bobby Farnham looks to make his Devils debut, so consider him if you need PIMs. Adjust your lineups accordingly.
Oct 31 - 12:58 PM

Jiri Tlusty has been sidelined with an upper body injury, and will not play in Saturday's matinee with the Islanders.

lusty is having a nice season as a depth player with three points and 21 hits through 10 games, but it shouldn't inspire you to pick him up once he's healthy again. The Devils do not appear concerned about his long-term health, by the way.
Oct 31 - 12:44 PM

Jiri Tlusty had an assist in a 3-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Tlusty snapped a six-game point drought. He shone in 2013 with 38 points in 48 contests, but that's been an outlier in his career and that's likely to remain the case.
Oct 28 - 10:31 AM

Jiri Tlusty scored a goal in New Jersey's 3-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Tlusty's power play goal at the 12:53 mark of the second period cut the Jets' lead to 2-1. Mike Cammalleri and Lee Stempniak picked up the assists on Tlusty's first goal of the season. The 27-year-old will look to build on a season that saw him score 14 goals and 31 points with Winnipeg and Carolina. Tlusty finished the night with a minus-1 rating and two shots on goal in 15:15 of ice time.
Oct 9 - 9:58 PM

Jiri Tlusty was very close to signing with the KHL when he agreed to terms with New Jersey.

Tlusty was set on not accepting a professional tryout offer for fear that he might get hurt during the audition. "It was the last morning before training camp." he said. "I told my agent this is the deadline I'm going to decide and he got in contact with Ray, they figured out the contract and I was extremely happy because I spoke to a GM already in Russia and they were ready for me to come there." Devils GM Ray Shero ended up signing him to a one-year, $800,000 contract. Tlusty had 14 goals and 31 points in 72 games last season.
Sep 19 - 10:21 AM

Jiri Tlusty has inked a one-year, $800,000 contract with the New Jersey Devils.

Tlusty had 14 goals and 31 points in 72 games with the Carolina Hurricanes and the Winnipeg Jets. There were reports that the Devils and other teams were trying to get him to come on board via a PTO, but Tlusty held out for a contract and was eventually rewarded. He's not going to be the solution to the Devils' projected offensive woes and we're not confident that he'll do any better than he did in 2014-15.
Sep 16 - 5:14 PM

The New Jersey Devils are among the five teams that want to bring Jiri Tlusty to their camp on a tryout basis.

Tlusty is looking for an NHL contract though and might end up taking a KHL deal over a PTO if those are the only options available to him. He had 14 goals and 31 points in 72 contests with Carolina and Winnipeg in 2014-15.
Sep 15 - 9:43 AM

Unrestricted free agent forward Jiri Tlusty is apparently so dead-set on a contract that he'd reportedly go to the KHL over taking a PTO.

TVA's Renaud Lavoie reports that Tlusty has rejected five different tryout offers. The 27-year-old scored 31 points in 72 games split between the Carolina Hurricanes and Winnipeg Jets in 2014-15. Those aren't numbers that will court too much demand, but it's Tlusty's choice if he seeks security more than anything else.
Sep 12 - 6:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Adam Henrique
2Travis Zajac
3Patrik Elias
4Jacob Josefson
5Sergey Kalinin
LW1Mike Cammalleri
2Jiri Tlusty
3Stefan Matteau
4Bobby Farnham
5Brian O'Neill
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2Lee Stempniak
3Stephen Gionta
4Tyler Kennedy
5Tuomo Ruutu
6Jordin Tootoo
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3Adam Larsson
4John Moore
5Eric Gelinas
6Jon Merrill
7David Schlemko
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid