Originally posted on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 10/22/13
The New Jersey Devils are showing some real concern over the health of Patrik Elias. Elias, the Devils veteran winger who sat out Saturday’s 4-0 victory over the rival New York Rangers, is still not feeling well and did not travel with the team for tonight’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Devils coach Peter DeBoer, who told NorthJersey.com about the illness, “I’m not sure what it is, but [it's] obviously more significant than just a flu.” Elias has not been able to practice since becoming ill. A player not feeling well and missing a few games is usually not that alarming, though Elias does have a history that causes more concern from the team. He contracted “Hepatitis A” back in 2005. The belief back then was while playing in Russia during the lock out he contracted the illness. He had lost 30 pounds and was in the hospital in the Czech Republic, his native land for almost a month.    
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