Gelinas sat as a healthy scratch for the first four games of the season, but will replace Fedor Tyutin (groin) tonight in Florida. Gleans had no points in six games with the Avalanche last year, but had six points (1G / 5A) in 34 games with New Jersey before the trade.
Gelinas suffered the injury in Friday’s game in Calgary and missed Sunday’s game in Edmonton. He is out indefinitely, so there is no timetable for his return. With Gelinas out, Chris Bigras and Andrew Bodnarchuk will skate on the Avs’ third paring.
The Avalanche have acquired Eric Gelinas from the Devils for a 2017 third round pick.
Gelinas has often served as a healthy scratch this season and with the Devils acquiring David Warsofsky off of waivers earlier in the day, the writing was on the wall. Gelinas is a big body (6’4” / 215 lbs.) with a bigger shot, but that’s what he is known for, not his defensive prowess.
Gelinas has shuffled in and out of the lineup this season and tonight he will come out in favour of Jon Merrill, who was a healthy scratch in the last two games. Gelinas, who is known for his offence, has just three points (1G / 2A) in 19 games this season.
Gelinas was a healthy scratch on Tuesday, but will be in the lineup tonight vs. the Red Wings. Gelinas has sat out frequently this season, posting just one goal and two assists in 17 games this year. He will replace Jon Merrill.
Gelinas will be back in the Devils lineup on Friday.
Gelinas was a healthy scratch in the last six games, but will be back in the lineup tonight in Chicago. He has four goals and seven assists (11 points) in 34 games this season. He will replace Mark Fraser in the lineup.
Gelinas has served as a healthy scratch in the last two games. He will come out of the press box and strap on the gear tonight in Dallas. He brings a bomb to the Devils blue line, but has just three goals and six assists in 23 games to show for it.
Gelinas will return to the Devils lineup on Tuesday.
Gelinas was a healthy scratch in the last three games, but will be back in the lineup tonight because of an undisclosed injury to Jon Merrill. After a breakout season in 2013-14, Gelinas has recorded one goal and three assists with a minus-2 rating in eight games this season. Expect him to be paired with Adam Larsson as well as skate on the second power-play unit.