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Eric Gelinas | Defenseman | #44

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/8/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (54) / NJ

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Eric Gelinas (elbow) will be out for a while according to head coach Patrick Roy.
Gelinas was injured in Friday's loss to the Calgary Flames and he isn't expected back any time soon. Look for Zach Redmond or Andrew Bodnarchuk to get an increase in minutes while Gelinas is on the shelf. Mar 20 - 11:39 AM
Source: Denver Post

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The Avalanche lost Eric Gelinas indefinitely to an elbow injury during Friday's 4-3 loss to Calgary.

It was a trying season for the young defenseman who posted just six points in 40 games with New Jersey and Colorado. He'll ding the cap at $1.575M for one more season before becoming an RFA.
Mar 19 - 12:40 AM

Eric Gelinas has taken over for Francois Beauchemin on the power play.

"First of all, he's a great power-play guy. He's got a really nice shot," coach Patrick Roy said of Gelinas. "And B, it allows us to save some minutes for Beauchemin. He's playing against top lines, over 25 minutes a night. We really feel that it's good for 'Beauch' to have less responsibility. That doesn't mean he won't play the power play." Gelinas has played two games with the Avalanche and he is still looking for his first point.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 9 - 11:13 AM

Eric Gelinas will return from a back injury on Monday versus the Arizona Coyotes.

He has missed the last two games due to the ailment. Gelinas will be paired with Chris Bigras, which will make Andrew Bodnarchuk a healthy scratch.
Mar 7 - 4:34 PM

Eric Gelinas (back) will not be available on Saturday.

That's not too surprising given that Gelinas missed Friday's practice. This will be his second straight game on the sidelines.
Mar 4 - 3:52 PM

Eric Gelinas (back) missed Friday's practice.

Gelinas didn't participate in Thursday's game due to the injury. He has a goal and six points in 35 games with New Jersey and Colorado this season.
Mar 4 - 2:18 PM

Eric Gelinas is dealing with a back injury.

Gelinas will miss Thursday's contest as a result. Andrew Bodnarchuk will draw into the lineup as a result.
Mar 3 - 4:58 PM

Eric Gelinas will pair with Chris Bigras in Tuesday's Avalanche debut against the Wild.

The 24-year-old defender has posted just six points with 16 PIMs and 51 hits in 34 games. So it's unlikely that Gelinas will see a boost in production with Colorado.
Source: Dan Myers
Mar 1 - 7:51 PM

Eric Gelinas has been traded to Colorado for a third round pick in 2017.

The 24-year-old defender has posted just six points with 16 PIMs and 51 hits in 34 games. Gelinas has another season at $1,575,000 left on his contract before becoming an RFA.
Feb 29 - 1:40 PM

After being scratched for six straight games, Eric Gelinas is vague on whether he wants to be traded.

"The one thing I can say is I want to play. That's for sure," Gelinas said. "That's pretty much all I can hope for. We'll see, I guess." Gelinas has a goal and six points in 34 contests this season. Although the 2015-16 campaign isn't a great example of it, Gelinas is capable of making regular contributions offensively under the right circumstances. We wouldn't count on him being traded, but we would be certainly interested to see how he responds to a change of scenery if it happened.
Feb 23 - 9:05 AM

Eric Gelinas and Stefan Matteau will be scratched against the Blues on Tuesday.

Gelinas has played in just three games since Christmas, and Matteau has seen just 19 games overall this season. Which is about all you need to know about their fantasy value.
Source: Lou Korac
Jan 12 - 7:14 PM

Eric Gelinas and Stefan Matteau will be scratched against the Wild on Sunday.

Unfortunately neither pose much fantasy value. Gelinas has three points and 40 hits in 24 games this season. While Matteau has a goal and 39 hits in 19 games so far this season.
Jan 10 - 4:02 PM

Eric Gelinas will take advantage of the injured David Schlemko and be reinserted into the lineup Wednesday

He sat for the last four straight, playing 16:15 in the last game. Oft-scratched rearguard gets some much needed redemption opportunity here.
Jan 6 - 7:15 PM

Eric Gelinas and Tyler Kennedy will be scratched when the Devils visit Ottawa Wednesday night.

This will be consecutive stints on the sideline for Gelinas (22-1-2-3) despite taking part in the warmups.
Source: Rich Chere
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 07:31:00 PM

Eric Gelinas will be scratched against Carolina on Tuesday night.

Through 22 games this season Gelinas has posted three points, 10 blocks, 12 PIMs, and 34 hits. Which unfortunately does not amount to much of a fantasy option.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 06:50:00 PM

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