Vatanen (upper body) will rejoin the lineup against Boston on Tuesday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports. Vatanen will return to action following a four-game stint on injured reserve. Prior to getting hurt, Vatanen was logging 21:34 of ice time per game, includinging 2:39 with the man advantage, and should see similar minutes now that he's been given the all-clear. Despite the time on the shelf, the Finn should still be capable of pushing for the 30-point mark this year.
Vatanen (upper body) was designated for injured reserve Friday retroactive to Nov. 8. While it's technically possible the organization could activate Vatanen off injured reserve ahead of Saturday's matchup with Montreal, the fact that he has yet to resume practicing with the team is a good indication he will miss both games of New Jersey's back-to-back. With the extra spot on the roster, the club recalled Colton White from the minors.
Vatanen (upper body) is making progress in his recovery, but won't play Friday against Pittsburgh. Vatanen skated on his own Thursday, but he still hasn't returned to practice with his teammates, which will mark the next step forward in his recovery. Another update on the 28-year-old blueliner's status should be made available once he's cleared to start taking contact.
Vatanen (upper body) won't play Wednesday against the Senators, Chris Ryan of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Vatanen will miss a second straight contest Wednesday and currently doesn't have a clear-cut timetable for his return. The 28-year-old blueliner will be reevaluated ahead of Friday's matchup with Pittsburgh.
Vatanen (upper body) won't play in Sunday's game against the Canucks, Devils' play-by-play reporter Matt Loughlin reports. Vatanen took an elbow to the face in Friday's loss to the Oilers and was unable to return to the contest. The 28-year-old is still feeling the ill effects, so Matt Tennyson should fill in on the right side Sunday. Vatanen will look to get healthy when the Devils return home Wednesday against the Senators.
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