Elias (back spasms) was activated off of IR and is expected to play Friday.
Elias participated in practice again this morning and hopes to be in the lineup tonight. Being activated is a good indicator that he will play. Elias has three goals and seven points in 10 games. He will skate with Damien Brunner and Michael Ryder tonight.
Elias (back spasms) hopes to return to the lineup tomorrow vs. L.A.
Elias returned to practice today which is a good sign he is ready to return after missing the last six games. The Devils desperately need an infusion of offence in their lineup, so hopefully for New Jersey fans, Elias will provide the team with a much needed spark. Monitor his status tomorrow.
Elias (illness) appears to be back in tonight vs. the Canucks.
Elias missed the last two games with an illness but was taking line rushes with Andrei Loktionov and Jaromir Jagr this morning, suggesting he has recovered and will play tonight. He has two goals and two assists in seven games.
Elias who was placed on the IR on Monday (retroactive to last week) with a groin injury will play in the Devils season opener tomorrow.
Elias is expected to open the season as the first line centre with Damian Brunner and Ryane Clowe on his wings. Even at 37-years-old he is one of fantasy's most durable and consistent forwards. He has only missed two games in the last three seasons and would have been on pace for his third consecutive 60-plus point season last year, had it been an 82-game schedule. Deploy Elias as you would.
Elias swaps onto the top line as the Devils put all of their top offensive weapons in the same place. The Devils' all-time leading scorer is enjoying another good season with 18 goals and 48 points through 49 games.