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Patrik Elias | Center | #26

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (40) / 4/13/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Drafted: 1994 / Rd. 2 (51) / NJ
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Patrik Elias' status for the 2016-17 campaign is still very much unclear.
Elias' agent said back in June that his client "desperately wants to play one more year," but it's not clear if he'll be ready for the start of the season after undergoing knee surgery. Elias is also still an unrestricted free agent, so even if he is up to returning, there's at least a chance that he won't end up agreeing to terms with the Devils or any other team. "Once he starts getting the green light to start ramping up his training off ice, we'll see where that takes him and certainly when he gets back on ice, if it's going to be later in the summer, we'll see where that goes," Devils GM Ray Shero said. "And his body will tell him or his knee will tell him how he feels, and we'll be in constant communication with Patrik." Jul 10 - 6:59 PM
Source: NJ.com

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Patrik Elias is hoping to play with New Jersey in 2016-17.

"He desperately wants to play one more year," Elias’s agent, Allan Walsh said. "We’re not talking to other teams. If Patrik is able to play at the level he expects himself to play, if he can contribute to a team, I think New Jersey would very much love to have him back." He was limited to 16 games in 2015-16 due to knee problems though. He underwent knee surgery in May, so he'll wait to see how his knee does over the summer before both sides decide on a course of action.
Jun 8 - 10:16 PM

Patrik Elias has undergone successful knee surgery.

Elias was plagued by knee problems in 2015-16 and was limited to 18 games as a result. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and it's not clear if the 40-year-old forward will continue his career into 2016-17.
May 12 - 12:13 PM

Patrik Elias isn't sure if he's played in his last game.

"I hope this is not it," Elias said. "But it could be." He'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer and is coming off of a rough campaign. Elias was limited to just 16 games, but he did score two goals and eight points when healthy. If Saturday's contest against Toronto was the end of his career, he ended it on a high note by scoring a goal and registering two assists.
Apr 11 - 9:43 AM

Patrik Elias went out in style on Saturday, collecting three points during Saturday's 5-1 win over Toronto.

Elias registered the 408th goal and 1,024th point of his illustrious career, in what is likely to be the 1,240th and final game of his career.
Apr 10 - 12:55 AM

Confirming an earlier note, Patrik Elias will play Saturday against Toronto.

The all-time greatest scorer in Devils' history has 407 goals and 1,022 points throughout his illustrious 1,239 games - all in New Jersey.
Apr 9 - 2:26 PM

Patrik Elias could be playing in his final NHL game Saturday.

Elias will turn 40 on Wednesday and only returned to the lineup from a knee injury on Tuesday after being out since December 19. The veteran has a goal and five points in 15 games this season and we cannot see Elias wanting to return at this time. "It’s amazing, not only the type of career he’s had," coach John Hynes said. "But as you see him now, later in his career, even overcoming these injuries and things, he still finds a way to be a productive player."
Apr 9 - 8:32 AM

Patrik Elias (knee) will be back in the lineup on Tuesday night.

He has recorded one goal and four assists in 13 games with the Devils this season, while spending most of the 2015-16 campaign on the sidelines due to injuries. Elias hasn't played since Dec. 19.
Apr 5 - 11:49 AM

Patrik Elias (knee) feels ready to return to action.

Coach John Hynes said they will see how Elias feels in the morning, but it's a "possibility" that he will play against Buffalo on Tuesday or on Thursday versus the Tampa Bay Lightning. Elias hasn't played since Dec. 19 and he has skated in just 13 games this year.
Apr 4 - 1:16 PM

Patrik Elias (knee) will be unavailable for Saturday's game, but he will practice on Monday.

From there a determination will be made as to whether Elias is ready to play on Tuesday and/or Thursday. Elias has been limited to just 13 games this season and is trying to finish the campaign on a positive note.
Apr 1 - 2:51 PM

Patrik Elias isn't ready to say that this is his last campaign.

Elias has been limited to 13 games this season, but there's a good chance that he'll return from his current knee injury before the campaign is done. Many might view it as his farewell appearance and, honestly it probably will be, but Elias is at least not ready to announce his retirement. He is expected to evaluate his situation over the summer before deciding if he wants to attempt to extend his career.
Mar 31 - 2:50 PM

Devils coach John Hynes is optimistic about Patrik Elias' (knee) chances of returning next week.

Elias, 39, is fighting to get back before the end of the regular season. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, so this could be the difference between him ending his career on the sidelines or with a game.
Mar 30 - 12:38 PM

Patrik Elias (knee) is making progress and hopes to participate in a practice next week.

Time is running out for Elias to get healthy enough to appear in another game before the end of the season. This could very well be the 39-year-old forward's final season, so you have to believe that he will do everything in his power to return, if it is at all realistic.
Mar 24 - 2:15 PM

According to Coach John Hynes, "significant progress" is needed over the next week to see a return of Patrik Elias.

The Devils' all-time leading scorer has seen just 13 games this season, and posted five points. He's still recovering from his arthroscopic knee surgery from January, so we wouldn't expect much from him unfortunately.
Mar 18 - 7:45 PM

Patrik Elias (knee) won't accompany the Devils on their upcoming three-game road trip.

The silver lining is that Elias will still be skating in New Jersey while the Devils are gone. It's not clear when, or at this point if, Elias might return after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on Jan. 12.
Mar 9 - 9:42 AM

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