Smith-Pelly (lower body) said he likely isn't going to return to the ice for another 2-to-4 weeks, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. The Devils missed the playoffs, so this only delays DSP's offseason regimen. Turning 25 years old in June, the winger has one year left on his contract before he'll become a restricted free agent.
Smith-Pelly (lower body) won't play in the final three games of the regular season, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Smith-Pelly sustained his lower-body ailment in mid-March and evidently hasn't shown enough progress in rehab. Of course, with the Devils missing the playoffs by a mile, there'd be no sense in rushing him back. The hyphenated one finishes the season with nine points and a minus-19 rating through 53 games.
Smith-Pelly (lower body) is listed as week-to-week, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. The 2010 second-round pick has been out since Saturday, and it's unclear whether his week-to-week status began then or Thursday. Regardless, the team will offer additional updates as Smith-Pelly nears a return to health. After exploding for eight goals in 18 games following a midseason trade to New Jersey last season, Smith-Pelly has found life more difficult in 2016-17, as he's posted just four goals and nine points over 53 games.
Smith-Pelly (lower body) will miss Tuesday's game against Winnipeg, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. The winger missed Saturday's game as well. With nine points in 53 games, he doesn't provide much fantasy value, except in leagues where his 94 hits give him a bit of upside.
Smith-Pelly remained a Devil following the passing of the NHL Trade Deadline on Wednesday. Smith-Pelly dressed for each of the team's past five games after being scratched for the previous six, leading to speculation that he was being showcased for a trade. No suitable deal for the 24-year-old winger ever came together, but the Devils did free up an extra forward spot by dealing Sergey Kalinin to Toronto. Smith-Pelly contributed eight goals and five assists in 18 games after coming over from the Canadiens at last year's deadline, but hasn't earned anything more than a fourth-line role with just eight points in 48 appearances this season.
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