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New Jersey Devils

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
62%41%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
42832-74022:01
Latest News
  • Devils' Sami Vatanen: Injuries specified as concussion, facial laceration

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/24/18) Vatanen is said to have sustained a concussion and facial laceration from the hit by Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov in Game 4 of the conference quarterfinals, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Hockey players have been known to play through significant injuries when the Stanley Cup is on the line -- for example, Philadelphia's Sean Couturier played through a torn MCL against the Penguins in these playoffs -- but concussions are generally handled with greater care since they affect the brain and a player's mental capacity, so it's no surprise that Vatanen didn't suit up for Game 5 on Saturday despite his issue being originally labeled as the more generic "upper body" type. The Devils have been eliminated from the playoffs, which hopefully gives Vatanen ample time to recover.

    Devils' Sami Vatanen: Didn't make it back

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/23/18) Vatanen (upper body) was unable to return prior to the Devils getting bounced from the playoffs.

    Vatanen missed Game 5 -- a 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay -- and will now have to turn his attention to getting ready for the 2018-19 campaign. After joining the Devils via trade, the 26-year-old racked up 28 points in 57 regular-season outings, his fifth straight 20-plus point campaign. Having Vatanen under contract, New Jersey could move on from John Moore, who will be an unrestricted free agent July 1.

    Devils' Sami Vatanen: Officially ruled out

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/21/18) As expected, Vatanen (upper body) will not play Saturday afternoon in Game 5 against the Lightning, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

    The Devils have converted only three of 18 chances on the power play in these conference quarterfinals and losing Vatanen certainly isn't going to help matters. He averaged 1:44 of ice time in that special teams spot prior to the injury, so Damon Severson could be asked to step up.

    Devils' Sami Vatanen: Not traveling with team

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/20/18) Vatanen (upper body) didn't make the trip to Tampa Bay for Saturday's Game 5, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    The Devils still haven't officially ruled Vatanen out of Saturday's contest, but at this point it's hard to imagine a scenario in which his condition will improve enough to warrant him making the trip for the matinee matchup. With the 26-year-old blueliner almost certainly on the shelf for Game 5, New Jersey will likely have to turn to Mirco Mueller or Brian Strait in a must-win match.

    Devils' Sami Vatanen: Still being evaluated

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/19/18) The Devils have yet to decide whether Vatanen (upper body) will accompany the team to Tampa Bay for Game 5 on Saturday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Vatanen was hammered by Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, whose shoulder appeared to have made contact with the defenseman's head and forced him to leave Game 4 after 6:46 of ice time Wednesday. If Vatanen doesn't end up making the charter to Florida, that will be the telling sign that he's not ready to play in a do-or-die contest against the Bolts.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2012-13Anaheim82023100000
2013-14Anaheim48615219200000
2014-15Anaheim671225375711011
2015-16Anaheim71929388402000
2016-17Anaheim71321243200000
2017-18New Jersey7242832-7100000
33736118154211713011
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2012-13Anaheim633.3126:3317320:400:330000
2013-14Anaheim738.2837:401111115:399:23220010
2014-15Anaheim1229.81437:571717209:18118:57360018
2015-16Anaheim1406.41513:171863204:03159:06200010
2016-17Anaheim1172.61538:091806201:14153:22300014
2017-18New Jersey1452.81612:532001183:15124:18400020
6036.07066:298671934:09565:391480072
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2013-14Anaheim5011-2000001
2014-15Anaheim1638115000000
2015-16Anaheim71344001000
2016-17Anaheim12156-5100000
2017-18New Jersey4101-1000000
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MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2013-14Anaheim100.0101:1212616:312:340000
2014-15Anaheim358.6339:4348437:0126:558004
2015-16Anaheim128.3161:2120221:5717:396003
2016-17Anaheim224.5265:3432931:1129:584002
2017-18New Jersey911.176:55956:591:530000
886.8944:451236113:3978:5918009
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/187
Birthdate:
6/3/1991
Age:
27
Hometown:
Jyvaskyla, Finland
Team:
New Jersey Devils
School:

NHL Experience: