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August 24, 2018 10:25 PM
Eric Gelinas: Inks deal to play in Russia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas signed a contract with Slovan Bratislava of the KHL on Thursday, TSN reports.

Gelinas entered the NHL in 2009 as New Jersey's second-round (54th overall) draft choice. Despite the early selection, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound blueliner only recorded 14 goals and 41 assists over 189 career contests between the Devils and Avalanche.

October 1, 2017 05:21 PM
Canadiens' Eric Gelinas: Handed minor-league deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas signed a one-year contract with the Laval Rocket, Montreal's AHL affiliate, Arpon Basu of The Athletic Montreal reports.

A second-round pick in 2009, Gelinas showed a lot of promise early in his career with New Jersey, scoring seven goals and 29 points over the course of 60 contests in 2013-14. Since then, however, Gelinas has lost his way, scoring seven goals and 26 points in the 128 games since -- resulting in Colorado declining to tender him a qualifying offer following the conclusion of the 2016-17 campaign. Gelinas has a huge shot and has proven to be a power play weapon in the past, so it's certainly within the realm of possibility for him to earn another NHL contract.

August 29, 2017 02:57 PM
Canadiens' Eric Gelinas: Lands PTO with Habs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas signed a professional tryout agreement with the Canadiens on Tuesday, TSN reports.

The depth defenseman was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Avalanche, so he became an unrestricted free agent July 1. However, even with a change of scenery, it would be an extremely deep reach to go out and get Gelinas for your virtual squad; between the Devils and Avalanche, he's provided only 14 goals and 41 assists over 189 career games at the NHL level.

June 27, 2017 02:21 PM
Eric Gelinas: Fails to receive qualifying offer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas wasn't extended a qualifying offer from the Avalanche and will become an unrestricted free agent, Renaud Lavoie of the Montreal Journal reports.

Gelinas saw action in 27 games with the Avalanche during the 2016 campaign, notching one point, 32 hits and 16 blocked shots in limited playing time. He'll be free to negotiate with other teams once free agency opens at the start of July.

February 10, 2017 02:25 PM
Avalanche's Eric Gelinas: Assigned to AHL affiliate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Avalanche assigned Gelinas to AHL San Antonio on Friday.

The Avalanche waived Gelinas last Thursday, but decided to keep him with the big club after he went unclaimed. Tyson Barrie (lower body) has missed Colorado's last three games, but he appears to be nearing a return to game action, so the Avs are no longer in need of Gelinas' services as a seventh defenseman. The 25-year-old blueliner will likely remain in the minors unless Colorado is once again in need of reinforcements on the blue line later this season.

February 2, 2017 01:50 PM
Avalanche's Eric Gelinas: Placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Avalanche waived Gelinas on Thursday, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports.

This move suggests Erik Johnson (leg) may be nearing a return to game action. The Avalanche may opt to keep Gelinas with the big club if he passes through waivers unclaimed, but with just one assist in 26 games this season, the blueliner remains safely off the fantasy radar in all formats.

January 25, 2017 06:30 PM
Avalanche's Eric Gelinas: Stuck on single point this year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas has just a lone assist in 23 contests this season.

Often a healthy scratch, the rearguard has suited up for 10 of the Avs' last 13 games, but has failed to hit the scoresheet since Nov. 1 -- 20 games ago. With an average ice time of 11:35 and no redeeming statistical qualities, Gelinas is about as irrelevant as they come with regard to fantasy.

January 3, 2017 01:20 AM
Avalanche's Eric Gelinas: Serves as healthy scratch Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas will be a healthy scratch Monday against Vancouver.

The rearguard suited up for the last four games but will again head to the press box after failing to record a point during that span. In fact, Gelinas has just a single assist in 17 games this season while averaging a paltry 12:17 of ice time for one of the league's worst teams, so it doesn't appear he'll be relevant for fantasy purposes anytime soon.

December 6, 2016 01:18 AM
Avalanche's Eric Gelinas: Stays with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas remains in the NHL despite being placed on waivers, Terry Frei of The Denver Post reports.

The move to waive Gelinas appears to have been strictly for roster flexibility as he has not been reassigned to the minors. Looking forward, the defenseman will probably be a healthy scratch regularly.

December 1, 2016 03:50 PM
Avalanche's Eric Gelinas: Waived Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas was placed on waivers Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Gelinas has played in just half of the Avs' games this season, tallying a lone helper. If the defenseman goes though waivers unclaimed, he will likely be reassigned to the minors. Even if the team keeps him in the NHL for the time being, the 25-year-old offers minimal fantasy value.

November 22, 2016 01:08 AM
Avalanche's Eric Gelinas: Serves as healthy scratch Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas was scratched again in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blue Jackets.

The 25-year-old has only gotten into seven games this season and hasn't done much while averaging 12:30 of ice time, recording a single assist, six PIM, nine shots on goal, three blocked shots and three hits. Considering his limited production across every major stat category and the amount of time Gelinas spends in the press box, he's one of the last defensemen on NHL rosters you should be turning to for fantasy purposes.

October 18, 2016 12:12 AM
Avalanche's Eric Gelinas: Serves as healthy scratch again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas was a healthy scratch in Monday's overtime win over the Penguins.

The 25-year-old managed just six points in 40 contests with the Devils and Avalanche last season, so he's not likely to be on many fantasy radars at this stage of his career. Gelinas did, however, put up 29 points in 60 games with New Jersey back in 2013-14, so it's conceivable that he could offer some value in the right situation.

March 29, 2016 08:29 PM
Avalanche's Eric Gelinas: Healthy scratch Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas (elbow) was a healthy scratch for Monday's game against the Predators, the Associated Press reports.

Gelinas has apparently recovered from the elbow injury he sustained March 18 against the Flames, but may have a tough time getting back into Colorado's lineup, given the team's depth at defense.

March 19, 2016 01:57 AM
Avalanche's Eric Gelinas: Suffers knee injury in Friday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas suffered an elbow injury during Friday's shootout win over Calgary, and coach Patrick Roy says his blueliner will be out indefinitely.

Gelinas isn't much of an offensive presence with just six points on the season, but the Avs are fighting for the final wild-card spot and Gelinas' veteran-ness helps. The team also lost Nathan MacKinnon due to a knee injury in the game, while Matt Duchene continues to miss time as well.

March 7, 2016 01:54 PM
Avalanche's Eric Gelinas: Returns to lineup Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas (back) will suit up against the Coyotes on Tuesday.

Gelinas has seen the ice once since early February where he recorded just under 11-minutes of ice time against the Wild. Tuesday's matchup will mark the 24-year-old's second contest with the Avalanche since being traded at the deadline. It has been a disappointing season for the defenseman as he has register a paltry six points in 35 competitions this year and offers limited fantasy value given his lack of production.

March 4, 2016 04:40 PM
Avalanche's Eric Gelinas: Out again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas' back is still causing him issues, and he will not dress again Saturday against the Predators.

Gelinas hasn't produced much even when healthy, so his status shouldn't worry those playing fantasy much. His next chance to play now comes Monday against the Coyotes, but there's no guarantee he'll be available then either. Expect another update on Gelinas when he's slated to rejoin the lineup, but Andrew Bodnarchuk should continue drawing into for him in the meantime.

March 3, 2016 02:15 PM
Avalanche's Eric Gelinas: Dealing with back injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas (back) won't play Thursday against the Panthers, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

Andrew Bodnarchuk will draw into the lineup Thursday against Florida in Gelinas' absence, who will hope to return to action Saturday against the Predators. The 24-year-old blueliner has only notched six points (one goal, five assists) in 34 games this season, and shouldn't be owned in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.

February 29, 2016 02:00 PM
Avalanche's Eric Gelinas: Acquired from Devils
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Avalanche acquired Gelinas from New Jersey on Monday for a third-round draft pick, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.

Two years ago, Gelinas picked up 29 points in 30 games (17 of them on the power play) and looked like he had a promising future as an offensive defenseman, but his scoring took a big dip last season. This year, he's absolutely cratered -- the 24-year-old's managed just one goal and five assists in 34 games for the Devils. He's played career-low minutes and spent a lot of time in the press box; it's hard to say if that'll change in Colorado, although Gelinas offers more offensive upside out of a third-pairing role than the likes of Chris Bigras and Zach Redmond.

July 15, 2015 07:38 AM
Gelinas signed a two-year, $3.15 million contract with the Devils on Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.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.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas signed a two-year, $3.15 million contract with the Devils on Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.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.

June 1, 2015 02:56 PM
Gelinas (ribs) will play Saturday against the Panthers, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.The rib injury forced 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.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gelinas (ribs) will play Saturday against the Panthers, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.The rib injury forced 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.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/215
Birthdate:
5/8/1991
Age:
28
Hometown:
Vanier, ON
Team:
Montreal Canadiens
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