• Gelinas Inks Two-Year Deal With Devils

    News: Eric Gelinas signed a two-year, $3.15 million contract with the Devils on Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Eric Gelinas will return to his role as a top-four defender for the Devils in 2015-16. He tallied six goals and 13 assists for a total of 19 points in 61 games with New Jersey last season.
  • Devils' Gelinas Back In For Finale

    News: Eric Gelinas (ribs) will play Saturday against the Panthers, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
    Analysis: The rib injury forced Eric Gelinas out of Thursday's game against the Lightning, but the 23-year-old demonstrated he was healthy by participating in Saturday's morning skate without incident. Gelinas has 18 points in 60 games this season, a relatively noticeable drop from the total of 29 he tallied in the same amount of contests in 2013-14.
  • New Jersey's Gelinas Sidelined

    News: Eric Gelinas (ribs) won't play Thursday against the Lightning, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
    Analysis: With both Eric Gelinas and Jon Merrill set to miss Thursday's game, the Devils have recalled blueliners Raman Hrabarenka and Seth Helgeson to fill their respective spots in the lineup. Gelinas was at least able to take part in Thursday's morning skate, which suggests he could end up being available for Saturday's season finale against the Panthers.
  • Devils' Gelinas Registers Assist

    News: Eric Gelinas registered an assist in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Penguins.
    Analysis: With Peter DeBoer out of town, Eric Gelinas has been able to enjoy a regular role on the Devils' blue line, but it hasn't proven overly fruitful thus far. The 23-year-old has two goals, five points, and a minus-3 rating over 17 games since the All-Star break, numbers that don't justify a pickup in most formats.
  • Devils' Gelinas Riding The Pine

    News: Eric Gelinas has been a healthy scratch for the Devils' last six games.
    Analysis: Pete DeBoer may be out of town, but Eric Gelinas is still having trouble ingratiating himself to the Devils' new coaching staff. So long as he remains with the Devils, Gelinas's spotty defensive play may regularly prevent him from putting his bountiful offensive skills on display.
  • Devils' Gelinas Giving Way To Harrold On Friday

    News: Eric Gelinas will give way to Peter Harrold for Friday's game against the Penguins, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Harrold will replace Eric Gelinas on the third defensive pairing, skating alongside Jon Merrill. Gelinas has been a healthy scratch on a number of different occasions this season, but he does have a respectable 11 points in 34 appearances.
  • New Jersey's Gelinas Back In Action

    News: Eric Gelinas (illness) is slated to play Monday against the Sharks, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Per the report, both Eric Gelinas -- who has 11 points in 32 games -- and Jacob Josefson are in line to play Monday, with Peter Harrold and and Joe Whitney slated to sit.
  • Devils' Gelinas Activated, Won't Play Wednesday

    News: Eric Gelinas (illness) was activated from injured reserve but will not play in Wednesday's game against the Kings, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
    Analysis: GM Lou Lamoriello said Eric Gelinas is close to being 100 percent recovered from a severe case of the flu, but the Devils will hold him out for one more game as a precaution. Gelinas, who is still trying to gain back the six or seven pounds he lost while ill, is expected to return to action Friday versus the Ducks.
  • Devils' Gelinas (Illness) Moved To IR

    News: Eric Gelinas (illness) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Eric Gelinas resumed skating with the team Friday morning, so the placement on IR shouldn't be viewed as a setback, but instead, a procedural move. The blueliner has already been out for the minimum seven days due to the flu, but after a few more days of conditioning work, he should be ready to return to action next week.
  • Devils' Gelinas (Illness) Skates Friday

    News: Eric Gelinas (illness) was on the ice for Friday's morning skate.
    Analysis: It's the first time Eric Gelinas has been able to join the team since acquiring the illness exactly a week earlier. The Devils may be reluctant to let him return to action Friday against the Islanders due to the lost conditioning time, but an official decision on his status hasn't been made.