The Devils reassigned Bastian to AHL Binghamton on Sunday.
Bastian lit the lamp twice in the Devils' season finale to bring his total to three goals in seven games. The 2016 second-round pick will finish the season with the minor-league affiliate, and he'll look to make enough improvements to stick with the big club full-time next year.
Bastian scored two goals in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Panthers.
The 2016 second-round pick didn't get much of a chance to show what he could do in his first taste of NHL action due to an upper-body injury, but Bastian did light the lamp three times in seven games. The 21-year-old will head into camp next season looking to carve out a regular role for the rebuilding Devils.
Bastian (upper body) played 9:21 in Monday's 4-2 win over the Rangers, recording three hits and one shot on goal while spending five minutes in the penalty box.
Playing for the first time in a month, Bastian took on a role on the Devils' checking line and didn't hesitate to lay the wood in his limited ice time. The 21-year-old is expected to stick in the lineup for New Jersey's final two games of the regular season.
Bastian (upper body) will suit up against the Rangers on Monday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Bastian returns following a 14-game stint on the shelf due to his upper-body issue. The winger figures to see similar ice time to his previous four appearances (12:34 per game) and should be in the lineup for the final three contests of the year. While far from a lock, the 21-year-old should compete for a spot on the 23-man roster heading into the 2019-20 campaign.
Bastian (upper body) will travel with the team to Detroit on Friday, but has been ruled out for the next two games, Chris Ryan of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
The fact that Bastian is at least well enough to make the trip is a good sign, but he will have to wait a little longer before getting back into the lineup. The winger has appeared in just four games this season, in which he tallied one goal, six shots and 13 hits, and he could struggle to make the 23-man roster coming out of camp this fall.
Bastian (upper body) will remain on the shelf for Monday's matchup with Buffalo, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Bastian was able to join his teammates on the ice, so he is heading in the right direction, but won't be ready in time to face the Sabres. The winger could struggle to get into the lineup even once healthy, given the number of other guys currently getting looks from team brass, including Kenny Agostino, Kurtis Gabriel and Kevin Rooney. With three extra days to prepare for the Devils' back-to-back Friday and Saturday, Bastian will get an opportunity to practice with the team and get back into the lineup.
Bastian (upper body) won't be in action against Boston on Thursday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Bastian will miss his 10th consecutive game due to his upper-body issue, with no timeline from the team on when he might be ready to return. Given the bevy of other players dealing with injuries, the 20-year-old winger would certainly be able to log some minutes if he was healthy, but he's unfortunately missing out on valuable NHL experience. The Ontario native will likely push for a spot on the 23-man roster during training camp ahead of the 2019-20 campaign, yet could still start the year in the minors.
Bastian (upper body) will not play in Sunday's game against the Avalanche, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
The 6-foot-4 winger has now missed eight straight contests, last suiting up March 1. With just one goal in his first four NHL games, his absence shouldn't affect too many fantasy owners.
Bastian (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Flames, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Bastian will miss a fifth consecutive game Wednesday and remains without a clear-cut timetable for his return to action. The 21-year-old rookie can be considered out indefinitely until the Devils release an update clarifying his status.
Bastian (upper body) won't play Friday against Washington or Saturday against the Rangers, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Bastian's absence will extend to four games, and the Devils have yet to release any details regarding a potential timetable for his return to game action. Once he's given the green light, the 21-year-old rookie will likely bounce Kurtis Gabriel or Kenny Agostino from the lineup.
Bastian (upper body) won't be in action versus Washington on Friday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Bastian will miss his third straight game due to his upper-body issue. The winger has only appeared in four contests this season, including his NHL debut, and he has one goal, six shots and 13 hits to show for it. Once cleared to play, the winger figures to push Kurtis Gabriel and Kenny Agostino for a spot in the lineup.
Bastian (upper body) has been ruled out for Tuesday's matchup with Columbus, Amanda Stein of the Devils's official site reports.
In addition to delivering the news that Bastian's been ruled out, Stein clarifies that his previously undisclosed injury is of the upper-body variety. Bastian's next chance to return will come Friday in Washington.
Bastian (undisclosed) will miss Saturday's game against the Bruins.
Bastian got banged up Friday against the Flyers, and unfortunately only had a day to try to heal up. The Devils are extremely shorthanded on offense right now, so much so that Egor Yakovlev is moving from defense to forward just to give them four lines.
Bastian was injured in Friday night's game against the Flyers and might not travel to Boston to face the Bruins on Saturday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Devils coach John Hynes will discuss the matter with the medical staff to determine whether Bastian will be fit for the 7 p.m. ET clash. It seems that no one has been busier than New Jersey's trainers, as this team currently has eight players dealing with their respective injuries, including Bastian.
Bastian scored a goal in Monday's 2-1 win over the Canadiens.
The 21-year-old lit the lamp for the first time in the NHL in only his second game with the Devils. Bastian had 17 goals, but only 23 points, in 56 games for AHL Binghamton this season, and the physical winger should get a chance to prove he can be an effective sniper on a New Jersey team rebuilding for the future.
Bastian was recalled from AHL Binghamton on Sunday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
The rookie winger has scored 27 goals and 41 points over his last two AHL campaigns. Bastian could slot into the lineup Monday against Montreal as several Devils skaters are currently injured or might be traded by Monday's deadline.
The Devils moved Bastian back to AHL Binghamton following Saturday's game against the Ducks.
Bastian made his NHL debut against the Ducks, receiving a five-minute major and posting a minus-1 rating over 9:32 of ice time. He will now rejoin his teammates in the AHL during the All-Star break and seems likely to remain there when the second half fires up.
The Devils promoted Bastian from AHL Binghamton on Saturday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Bastian hasn't lit up the AHL this season, but he does own a respectable 15 points (10 goals, five assists) and a plus-10 rating over 43 games. He could be in line for his NHL debut Saturday against the Ducks, though Kurtis Gabriel was also recalled and is a candidate to be the 12th forward.
Bastian tallied a goal and an assist in OHL Mississauga's 5-3 win over Owen Sound on Monday.
Bastian signed his entry-level contract with the Devils in October, but he has just 13 goals and 41 points in 47 games for the Steelheads. He's a big body (6-foot-4, 220 pounds) who excels at winning battles on the wall, but he has limited offensive ability. The odds are no better than 50/50 that he turns into a regular at the NHL level.
Bastian agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with New Jersey on Wednesday.
Bastian was selected 41st overall in the 2016 NHL Draft and is currently playing in the OHL for the Mississauga Steelheads. Already this season, the winger has notched four goals and six assists in just six outings. The 18-year-old was just off the point per game pace last year and appears poised to crack that threshold in 2016-17. Although he won't suit up for the Devils this season, Bastian is certainly a player to watch in dynasty leagues.
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