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Patrik Elias | Center

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (39) / 4/13/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
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The New Jersey Devils have placed Patrik Elias (knee) on the injured reserve list.
Elias had already been ruled out for the start of the regular season, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. There's no known timetable for his return as Devils coach John Hynes said Elias is sidelined indefinitely. Oct 7 - 9:31 AM

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Coach John Hynes said on Friday that Patrik Elias (knee) is out indefinitely.

Elias suffered the knee injury before the start of training camp and it has not responded well to treatment as Elias has yet to practice. He had 13 goals and 34 points in 69 games last year but at the age of 39, it is not wise to draft Elias in fantasy pools anymore.
Oct 3 - 8:02 AM

Patrik Elias (knee) will not be available for New Jersey's season opener.

Elias was ruled out of playing in any preseason games about a week ago, but at the time there was still speculation about the possibility of him playing in the opener. He might not end up missing much time, but the longer this drags on for, the more the possibility of him being rusty when he returns becomes a concern.
Oct 1 - 3:08 PM

Patrik Elias (knee) will probably start the season on the injured reserve list.

There was some hope that Elias would be able to play in the Devils' season opener despite being held out of the preseason, but apparently the odds of that happening have diminished. He had 13 goals and 34 points in 69 contests in 2014-15.
Oct 1 - 11:03 AM

Patrik Elias (knee) considers himself questionable for the regular season opener on October 9.

Elias has been dealing with a sore right knee that has hampered him all throughout training camp. The veteran is not worth drafting as he had only 13 goals and 34 points in 69 games and a jump in production is not realistic at the age of 39.
Sep 27 - 7:50 AM

Patrik Elias will be kept out of the remainder of the preseason due to a sore right knee.

That naturally raises the question: Will Elias be ready for the start of the regular season? Devils coach John Hynes isn't sure yet, but he thinks he'll know the answer in a few days. Elias had 13 goals and 34 points in 69 contests in 2014-15.
Sep 24 - 5:00 PM

Patrik Elias (knee) hasn't resumed practices yet.

He has missed the first part of training camp because of a right knee injury. Consider Elias day-to-day for the time being, as there is no reason to rush him back during the preseason.
Sep 22 - 11:00 AM

Patrik Elias is dealing with a sore right knee and has missed the Devils' first day of practice as a result.

Elias will still engage in off ice workouts. We'll have to wait and see if this is a minor issue, but we wouldn't be surprised if that's the case given that the Devils have every reason to let him rest at this stage if he's anything less than 100%.
Sep 18 - 12:52 PM

Patrik Elias believes there are other Devils better suited to become the next captain.

"I've been in that position before," Elias said. "I think it's a privilege, no question about it. I would consider it. I'm truly hoping it's not my last year, but I think there are different guys that would be more suited for that." Elias had 13 goals and 34 points in 69 games last season. His success this season will be dependent upon how much the the forward corps around him has improved.
Sep 13 - 9:47 AM

Patrik Elias doesn't think this will be the last training of his career.

The 39-year-old has spent his entire career with the Devils and he doesn't believe he'll be done playing after this season. "I hope not," Elias said, when asked if this would be his final camp. "You never know. Whatever happens. If it is, it is. I still like to play, obviously. Time goes by quickly. I enjoy it and as long as I enjoy it, I’m not going to feel like I’m not going to play again." Elias has scored 406 goals and 1017 points in 1224 career NHL games.
Sep 12 - 9:17 AM

New Devils GM Ray Shero made it clear that he wants to keep Patrik Elias.

That came after Elias expressed a willingness to be traded if Shero wanted to go in that direction. "I think he's going to be a big part of this team next year and we'll see where that's going to take us," Shero said of Elias. "When I sit down and talk to him, I'll find out further his thoughts and things like that, but we did have a really nice talk on the phone and he is an interesting guy to talk to. I'll find out more about him and where he's at and what he thinks about next year and all those things. So, I'm looking forward to sitting down and talking with him." It wouldn't make much sense to trade Elias at this time anyways. The 39-year-old is coming off of a rough season and probably wouldn't net New Jersey much of a return as a consequence. Elias has spent his entire NHL career with the Devils, so it would seem counterproductive to move him now unless there was significant market value for him.
May 22 - 10:53 AM

Patrik Elias wants to stay with New Jersey, but he said it'd be okay if new GM Ray Shero wants to trade him.

Elias has a no-trade clause, so he has a say in the matter. "I guess it's up to him to kind of talk to me about it and let me know where he stands with me," Elias said of Shero. "Honestly, if he wants to change things around and this is not a place for me anymore, it's OK. It happens. And if he wants to keep me around and still be a part of the team, then I'll be more than happy." It would be surprising if the Devils traded Elias. Elias is coming off of a rough season and turned 39 in April, so his market value likely isn't that high right now. With that in mind, it's unlikely the Devils would get nearly enough to justify denying the lifetime Devils forward an opportunity to retire with the team. The circumstances might change around the trade deadline though if Elias bounces back, but the team continues to struggle.
May 19 - 9:58 AM

Patrik Elias will return to the Devils next season.

Elias turns 39 tomorrow and has one year remaining on his contract. "I don't know. Honestly, my health and how I feel will be factors," Elias said about another contract. "I'd love to play more, but there's got to be an interest in me. Hypothetically in 2016-17, if a team comes to me, whether it's the Devils or someone else, and says, 'We just want you for your experience and playing on the fourth line,' I don't think I'd go through another season just for that. It would be tough to do that even here.I still believe I have a couple more years left in me if I'm in the right situation. But every year takes a toll on your body and I still want to enjoy my life after. Sometimes you have to look at it and ask, 'Is it worth doing it?' " Elias ended the season with 34 points, his worst season since 1996-97 when he had five points in only 17 games.
Apr 12 - 8:11 AM

Patrik Elias recorded his 73rd career point against the New York Rangers when he sent home his 12th goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 loss.

Through 84 career games against the rival Rangers, he now has 23 goals and 73 points with four goals and 22 points coming with the man advantage. For the season he now has 33 points, his lowest total since tallying 18 goals and 37 points in his first full season of 1997-98.
Apr 7 - 10:34 PM

Patrik Elias scored the game winning shootout goal to give the Devils a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens Friday night.

Elias was able to beat Dustin Tokarsi with a fancy deke to earn the Devils a victory over the Habs Friday night. Stefan Matteu and Reid Boucher scored regulation goals for their first goals of the season. Boucher also tallied a shootout goal in what stands out as his best game of his young career.
Apr 3 - 10:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jacob Josefson
2Travis Zajac
3Patrik Elias
4Sergey Kalinin
LW1Adam Henrique
2Michael Cammalleri
3Jiri Tlusty
4Reid Boucher
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2Stephen Gionta
3Tuomo Ruutu
4Lee Stempniak
5Jordin Tootoo
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3Adam Larsson
4John Moore
5Eric Gelinas
6Jon Merrill
7David Schlemko
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid