Bastian inked a two-year, $1.65 million contract with New Jersey on Tuesday.
Bastian is coming off his first full season in the NHL. He appeared in 41 games for the Devils, garnering three goals on 46 shots, seven assists and 136 hits while averaging 12:37 of ice time. The 23-year-old winger should at minimum slot into a third-line role but could certainly push for more. With a full 82-game season, Bastian should be capable of challenging for the 40-point threshold.
Bastian had two assists with four hits and two blocks Sunday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Philadelphia.
Bastian made a pair of tape-to-tape passes to set up goals by Michael McLeod and Miles Wood to help the Devils build a 2-1 lead. It was the second multi-point game of the year for Bastian, who's been fairly productive offensively since returning from injury April 17, generating one goal and three assists in six games.
Bastian (knee) will be activated off injured reserve and return to the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Rangers, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Bastian will likely return to a bottom-six role after missing nearly a month with a knee injury. He's picked up six points in 27 games this season.
Bastian has a sprained right MCL and will miss 3-5 weeks, Chris Ryan of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Bastian has already missed two games. He'll target a mid-April return. The 23-year-old has recorded six points through 27 contests.
Bastian (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.
Bastian was expected to miss at least a week, so this move isn't surprising. The 23-year-old is eligible to return March 25 against the Capitals, but he's likely to miss more time. The 23-year-old played 27 straight games to start the year, posting two goals and four assists.
Bastian is week-to-week with his lower-body injury, Chris Ryan of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Bastian's extended absence will test the Devils' depth up front, but it shouldn't impact many fantasy lineups, as he's only picked up six points in 27 games this campaign.
Bastian suffered a lower-body injury during Thursday's win over the Penguins, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
The Devils have yet to release a timetable for Bastian's return, but he's only picked up six points in 27 games this campaign, so most fantasy managers won't need to track his status. Another update on the 23-year-old winger should be released once he's ready to rejoin the lineup.
Bastian (undisclosed) left Thursday's game versus the Penguins after a hit in the second period, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Bastian exited early in the second period and didn't join the Devils on the bench to start the third. It's unclear how badly Bastian is hurt. The Devils play the Penguins again Saturday.
Bastian scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Rangers.
The 23-year-old sent a pretty feed to Mikhail Maltsev late in the first period for New Jersey's second goal and then potted the team's third tally himself late in the third, but in between the game was all Rangers. Bastian had gone 10 straight games without a point coming into Saturday and on the season has only two goals and six points through 20 contests, keeping him well off the fantasy radar.
Bastian (COVID-19 protocol) will play in Tuesday's game versus the Rangers, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Bastian is ready to rock after clearing the league's COVID-19 protocol over the weekend. The 23-year-old flashed potential before the team paused its activities due to a COVID-19 outbreak, as he posted four points and 18 hits through the first nine games.
Bastian (COVID-19 protocols) was on the ice for Monday's practice session, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports, indicating he has been cleared from the NHL COVID-19 protocol list.
It's possible he'll be cleared to play in time for Tuesday's meeting with the Rangers. Prior to the Devils shutting down operations, Bastian had recorded three assists in his last four outings while averaging 13:10 of ice time.
Bastian was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list Wednesday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
The Devils now have 17 players in the league's COVID-19 protocol. Their next scheduled game is Feb. 9 against the Penguins, but the status of that game should be considered uncertain at this point. The 23-year-old recorded four points and 18 hits through the first nine games.
Bastian scored a goal on two shots and dished out a pair of hits in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Islanders.
Bastian got the Devils on the board with a wrist shot from the high slot, cutting New York's lead to 2-1 just over two minutes into the middle stanza. It was the first goal of the season for the 23-year-old, who patrolled the right wing of New Jersey's fourth line and led the team's forwards in PK minutes (2:37).
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.
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