• Devils' Severson Picks Up Two Assists In Win

    News: Damon Severson collected two helpers and recorded four shots on goal in Saturday's win over Arizona.
    Analysis: While he's been inconsistent this season, the 20-year-old now has 15 points in 38 games. Averaging 22:32 of ice time, the youngster will be a fantasy asset in the coming years, but for now, he remains too up-and-down to be trusted in most shallow leagues.
  • Devils' Severson Gets First Point Since Return

    News: Damon Severson recorded an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Wild.
    Analysis: It's Damon Severson's first point in his four games since returning from a lengthy absence due to a fractured ankle. The rookie has only put four shots on net during that time and hasn't been particularly active on his own end, either, recording no hits and two blocked shots during that span. He's still an intriguing asset in keeper formats, but those in season-long leagues might be best served letting him sit on the waiver wire for now.
  • Devils' Severson Back From IR

    News: Damon Severson (ankle) was activated from injured reserve in advance of Tuesday's game against the Predators.
    Analysis: Though the Devils weren't initially expecting Damon Severson back until later in the week, he showed enough progress with his injury at Tuesday's morning skate for the medical staff to sign off on his return. He'll play in his first game since Dec. 15, likely joining Jon Merrill on the Devils' second defensive pair.
  • New Jersey's Severson Set To Return

    News: Damon Severson (ankle) is slated to play Tuesday against the Preds, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: With Damon Severson in line to be activated from IR in advance of Tuesday's contest, GM Lou Lamoriello indicated that New Jersey will roll with seven blueliners on Tuesday, with forwards Michael Ryder and Martin Havlat on track to be lineup scratches.
  • New Jersey's Severson Nears Return

    News: Damon Severson (left ankle) could return to action as soon as Tuesday's game against the Preds, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
    Analysis: Damon Severson, who last suited up on Dec. 15, recorded 12 points in 32 games prior to suffering a fractured ankle. Once the 20-year-old blueliner re-establishes his health, he could re-emerge as a fantasy asset down the stretch in both daily and year-long formats.
  • Devils' Severson Aiming To Return Friday

    News: Damon Severson took part in his first full practice with the Devils on Monday since fracturing his ankle in December, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: The rookie got off to a hot start to his NHL career in October with seven points in his first eight games, but he cooled off shortly thereafter and then suffered the long-term injury. He's taken nearly twice as long to recover from the fractured ankle as the Devils anticipated, but his return to practice signals that he's nearly ready to play. The Devils have ruled Damon Severson out from playing in Tuesday's game against the Predators, but the blueliner said he's targeting a return to the ice for Friday's tilt with the Blue Jackets. He'll need to increase his activity in practice over the next few days before a ruling on his status for Friday is made.
  • Return Not Near For Devils' Severson

    News: General manager Lou Lamoriello indicated Thursday that Damon Severson (fractured left ankle) isn't close to a return to game action, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports. "He's only really been on the ice a little over a week," Lamiorello said. "It's a combination of rehab, conditioning, and also making sure he's 100 percent okay to get into any type of contact. It will be a while."
    Analysis: The news isn't overly promising on the rookie blueliner, but Lamoriello did note that he anticipates Damon Severson will return at some point before the season ends. Unfortunately for those that had stashed Severson after his injury disrupted an impressive start to his career, it looks like he might only be able to get in just a handful of games the rest of the way.
  • Devils' Severson (Ankle) Resumes Skating

    News: Damon Severson (ankle) skated Tuesday, but it's not known how long it will be before he's ready to practice, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
    Analysis: Damon Severson has been out since mid-December with the injury, and this was only the second time he's been able to skate during his absence. It is still uncertain when he will actually begin to practice, so it looks like he'll miss an additional week or more.
  • Devils' Severson Out At Least Another Week

    News: General manager Lou Lamoriello said Damon Severson (ankle) would miss at least another week, Sherry Ross of WFAN-AM 101.9 reports.
    Analysis: Damon Severson underwent a X-ray on his ankle Tuesday, which didn't indicate that the blueliner had fully healed from injury. With Severson a week or more away from even skating, it seems possible that his absence could extend to late February, or even March.
  • Devils' Severson To Undergo X-Ray

    News: Damon Severson (ankle) will have an X-ray on Tuesday but still has no timetable to resume skating, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Damon Severson has already missed seven weeks of action after initially pegging a four-to-five week timetable when he suffered an ankle fracture on Dec. 18. General manager Lou Lamoriello updated the prediction in January to anticipate a return to skating in early February, but at this point it seems he won't be returning in the near future. More news about the 20-year-old's status should be available after seeing the results of Tuesday's X-ray.