Top Jiri Tlusty News

  • Avalanche's Jiri Tlusty: Did not pass physical

    Tlusty failed his pre-camp physical with Colorado.

    It's unclear why he failed the physical, but it could have something to do with his wrist surgery in January. No matter the reason, this isn't a good start for Tlusty, who was going to attend training camp as a tryout.

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  • Avalanche's Jiri Tlusty: Secures tryout

    Tlusty (wrist) will participate in Colorado's training camp on a professional tryout, Drew Spevak of Denver Sports 760 reports.

    Tlusty missed the second half of the 2015-17 season after sustaining a wrist injury with New Jersey. Once a promising young player for Carolina, he's faded over the last couple seasons while spending time with three franchises. If the 28-year-old makes the roster in Colorado, fantasy owners will most likely want to look elsewhere for low-cost value picks, as Tlusty may struggle to find consistent ice time.

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  • Devils' Jiri Tlusty: Out 3-4 months after wrist surgery

    Tlusty (upper body) will be out 3-4 months after undergoing surgery on his right wrist, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

    Based on that timeline, Tlusty is likely to miss the remainder of the regular season. He's proven to be a fragile forward with injuries largely standing as the reason why he's logged 82 games in a season (2014-15) only once in his eight-year career.

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  • Devils' Jiri Tlusty: Still not ready to return

    Tlusty (upper body) won't return to the Devils lineup Tuesday against Calgary, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Tlusty will miss a fifth consecutive game Tuesday with an upper-body injury he suffered on Jan. 8 against the Bruins, and is still without a definitive timetable for his return to game action. The 27-year-old winger is still on injured reserve, however, meaning the Devils should announce his activation once he's fit to play.

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  • Devils' Jiri Tlusty: Misses a win Saturday

    Tlusty (upper body) did not play in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Coyotes.

    Tlusty is one of four forwards on injured reserve for the Devils, but the team doesn't have another game until Tuesday, when they take on the Flames. Tlusty should be reevaluated ahead of that contest.

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  • Devils' Jiri Tlusty: Placed on IR with upper-body injury

    Tlusty is dealing with an upper-body injury, Tom Gulliti of the The Record reports.

    Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger noted in a separate report that Tlusty has been placed on injured reserve with Joseph Blandisi getting called up from AHL Albany. Tlusty will be eligible to return Jan. 16 against the Coyotes, yet more details about his injury could surface ahead of that timeframe.

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  • Devils' Jiri Tlusty: Secures win with goal Tuesday

    Tlusty put the nail in the coffin with a third-period goal Tuesday night against the Sabres, helping the Devils to a 2-0 win.

    Buffalo had an errant pass in its own zone, and Tlusty zeroed in on the puck, blasting it between the posts. Tlusty has often been hampered by a shoulder injury this season, so it's good to see him produce after going pointless in his first two games since being activated from injured reserve.

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  • Devils' Jiri Tlusty: Activated Friday

    Tlusty (shoulder) was activated off injured reserve Friday, Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger reports.

    Tlusty's activation makes him a likely participant in Friday night's contest with Detroit. The 13th-overall pick in the 2006 Draft is slated to play left wing on New Jersey's second line, along with Kyle Palmieri and Joseph Blandisi.

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  • Devils' Jiri Tlusty: Will not play Tuesday

    Tlusty (shoulder) will be sitting out Tuesday evening's matchup with the Maple Leafs, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    This marks the ninth straight game that Tlusty has missed while recovering from the shoulder injury. His next chance to return to the ice will be Friday evening, when the Devils host the Red Wings.

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  • Devils' Jiri Tlusty: Will travel to Toronto

    Tlusty (shoulder) will travel with the team ahead of Tuesday's game in Toronto, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

    Tlusty looks set to return to the lineup Tuesday, where he will likely find himself in a bottom-six role. The former first-pound pick has missed New Jersey's last eight games, though he has been highly ineffective in the 16 games has has played this season (one goal, three points).

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  • Devils' Jiri Tlusty: No definitive timetable for return

    Tlusty (shoulder), who was placed on injured reserve Friday, is without a definitive timetable for his return to game action, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Tlusty has been dealing with a nagging shoulder injury for much of the season, and will use his placement on injured reserve to attempt to fully recover from the ailment. When speaking to reporters Friday, Tlusty said "I have to be 100 percent. There is still a little bit of a problem with my shoulder. We're trying to make sure the shoulder is 100 percent." While the shoulder ailment doesn't sound overly serious, it may force Tlusty to miss extended time, as there's no telling how long it will take the 27-year-old to fully recover from the ding. The Devils should announce Tlusty's activation from injured reserve once the veteran winger is fit to return to game action.

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  • Devils' Jiri Tlusty: Placed on IR

    Tlusty has been retroactively placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Given the retroactive status of the transaction, Tlusty probably will not be on IR for long. He last played Nov. 20 and has one more day before becoming eligible to return. The Devils play the Canadiens on Saturday for the second leg of a back-to-back.

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  • Devils' Jiri Tlusty: Expected to sit Sunday

    Tlusty is not expected to play Sunday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

    Tlusty will be a late scratch Sunday, as the Devils go with Stefan Matteau in his place. The 27-year-old has been a bit of a disappointment this season, as he's amassed just three points (two assists, one goal).

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  • Devils' Jiri Tlusty: Will play Friday against Chicago

    Tlusty (shoulder) will return to action Friday against the Blackhawks, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Tlusty has missed the Devils' last two games with a shoulder injury that is reportedly still bothering him to an extent, but feels well enough to suit up for Friday's tilt against Chicago. The 27-year-old winger has tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in 10 games this season.

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  • Devils' Jiri Tlusty: Will not play Tuesday

    Tlusty (upper body) will be sitting out Tuesday evening's matchup with the Canadiens according to head coach John Hynes, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

    Despite practicing on Monday, Tlusty will not suit up for the Devils on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Czech's next chance to return will be Thursday evening when the Senators host the Jets.

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  • Devils' Jiri Tlusty: Practices Monday

    Tlusty (upper body) returned to the ice and participated in practice Monday, Rich Chere of NJ.com reports.

    Tlusty was served on the Devils' second line during line rushes, likely indicating he'll be good to go for Tuesday's contest against the Islanders barring a setback of some kind. However, the team should confirm his status for the game at some point prior to the opening faceoff.

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  • Devils' Jiri Tlusty: Will not play Saturday

    Tlusty (upper body) will not play Saturday against the Islanders, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

    Tlusty was expected to take the ice for pregame warmups, but ended up not doing so, which was the first indication he would not be available for Saturday's tilt against the Islanders. Jordin Tootoo will likely slot into the Devils' top-six in Tlusty's absence.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Slany, Czechoslovakia
Age: 33
Shoots: Left