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Eric Gelinas | Defenseman | #52

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/8/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (54) / NJ

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Eric Gelinas has agreed to a one-year contract with the AHL's Laval Rocket.
Gelinas attended training camp with the Canadiens on a professional tryout, but he was unable to earn a deal with the big club. He will play for Montreal's top minor-league affiliate instead. Sun, Oct 1, 2017 05:10:00 PM

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It appears Eric Gelinas has received an offer from the Montreal Canadiens to play for their AHL affiliate the Laval Rocket.

After a good showing during the pre-season, the Montreal Canadiens decided to offer him an AHL contract. It appears Gelinas is leaning towards accepting the offer. This will give him the best shot at a NHL future.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 02:18:00 PM

Eric Gelinas scored a power play goal in Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Gelinas is attending Canadiens training camp on a professional tryout, so he’ll need to stand out if he wants to earn a contract. His goal came off a rocket of a shot from the blue line. The Habs have some question marks on defense, but Gelinas is still a long shot to make the club out of training camp.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 10:06:00 PM

Eric Gelinas will attend Montreal Canadiens training camp on a professional tryout.

The 26-year-old split last season between the NHL and AHL. He had one assist and 12 penalty minutes in 27 games with the Colorado Avalanche, and three goals and 12 points in 27 games with the San Antonio Rampage. Gelinas has always had the talent to play in the NHL, but he just hasn't been able to put it all together. He'll need to have a great camp to earn a contract and a spot on Montreal's roster.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 08:52:00 AM

Eric Gelinas will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Gelinas will not receive a qualifying offer from the Colorado Avalanche, so he can see what is available to him as a free agent. The 26-year-old defenseman split the 2016-17 campaign between the NHL and the AHL.
Mon, Jun 26, 2017 04:11:00 PM

The Colorado Avalanche assigned Eric Gelinas to AHL San Antonio on Friday.

Through 27 games this season with the Avalanche, Gelinas has posted an assist with 12 PIMs, 16 blocks and 32 hits while seeing 11:35 a game on average. That's easily the least amount of time of his career.
Fri, Feb 10, 2017 12:59:00 PM

Eric Gelinas will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against Montreal.

Gelinas cleared waivers last week, which means he'll stick with the Avs for now, but it doesn't mean he'll play. The 25-year-old has one assist in 27 games this season. He shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Tue, Feb 7, 2017 09:01:00 PM

Eric Gelinas successfully cleared waivers.

The next step will probably be for Colorado to send Gelinas to the minors. He has an assist in 26 games with the Avalanche in 2016-17.
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 01:34:00 PM

Colorado has put Eric Gelinas on waivers.

This corresponds with the Avalanche claiming Mark Barberio off waivers. Gelinas has an assist in 26 games this season.
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 12:59:00 PM

Eric Gelinas will tag in for Francois Beauchemin, who is out sick for Friday's math with the Islanders.

Gelinas has but a single point in 17 games this season, posting 10 PIMs, 16 hits, and 22 shots in that time as well.
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 08:36:00 PM

Eric Gelinas will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

The 25-year-old has only suited up in 17 games this season and he's accumulated just one assist and a minus-2 rating this season. He isn't on the fantasy radar. Andreas Martinsen will join him in the press box.
Mon, Jan 2, 2017 09:55:00 PM

Eric Gelinas will tag in for Patrick Wiercioch against Chicago on Friday night.

Thus will be Gelinas' first game in a week and 14th of the year. He has a point with 10 PIMs and 12 hits, so we'd leave him on the wire.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 06:22:00 PM

Eric Gelinas will be scratched against the Bruins on Thurday.

Though already having played twice this month, Gelinas has seen just nine games of action. Which suggests he doesn't have much of a role with the team.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 06:54:00 PM

Eric Gelinas went unclaimed on waivers.

Gelinas has an assist in seven games this season. It's not surprising he cleared given his $1,575,000 cap hit.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 01:06:00 PM

Eric Gelinas has been placed on waivers.

Gelinas has spent the Avalanche's last four games in the press box. He has an assist in seven contests this season.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 12:41:00 PM

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