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As they try to overcome the loss of several players and hold on to a postseason spot, the Colorado Avalanche are feeling fortunate that they picked up Mikkel Boedker last month. Captain Gabriel Landeskog is set to return, but Boedker will try to continue his strong play as Colorado chases its fifth win in six games Sunday night against the improving Edmonton Oilers. Avalanche...
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March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Devils defenseman Eric Gelinas sidelined by back issue

He was traded to the Colorado Avalanche Former Devils defenseman Eric Gelinas, traded to the Colorado Avalanche on Monday, is battling a back issue and hasn't been able to skate with his new club. According to the Denver Post, Gelinas did not practice Friday and will not be in the Avs' lineup Saturday against the Nashville Predators. "I'm...
March 05, 2016

Eric Gelinas on leaving the Devils (VIDEO)

Defenseman found out about trade via texts from friends Eric Gelinas was driving home after Devils' practice on Monday when he received texts from some friends. He'd been traded to the Colorado Avalanche. Gelinas told the Denver Post about the day and his time with the Devils. Read it here. Gelinas made his Avalanche debut Tuesday night in...
March 02, 2016

POLL: Do trades mean Devils are giving up on making playoffs this year?

GM Ray Shero dealt Lee Stempniak, Eric Gelinas, Stefan Matteau NEWARK -- Devils' general manager Ray Shero did not clean house on NHL trade deadline day, but he did make three significant deals that will impact the team's future. Shero traded winger Stefan Matteau to the Montreal Canadiens for 23-year-old forward Devante Smith-Pelly. He also...
March 01, 2016

Eric Gelinas happy to escape Devils' doghouse, excited about trade

Young blueliner was frustrated being a frequent healthy scratch with Devils this season. Watch video Still-young defenseman Eric Gelinas has been mentally in the dumps this season struggling to impress Devils rookie head coach John Hynes and his staff. Sitting out a bunch of games was no fun, especially after feeling as if he...
February 29, 2016

Avalanche boost playoff hopes on slow day of trading

Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic was busy attempting to improve Colorado's bid to make the playoffs, while a majority of his NHL counterparts stood pat as the league's trade deadline hit Monday afternoon. The Avalanche completed two trades in acquiring Arizona forward Mikkel Boedker and New Jersey Devils defenseman Eric Gelinas. Boedker is an eight-year NHL veteran who adds scoring...
Via AP on Fox
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Devils deal top scorer Lee Stempniak, 2 others before deadline

GM Ray Shero busy selling on NHL trade deadline day. The Devils have stayed in the Eastern Conference playoff chase despite being the NHL's lowest scoring team. Now they'll try to get in the postseason for the first time in four seasons without their top scorer. Minutes before Monday's 3 p.m. trade deadline, the Devils traded winger Lee Stempniak...
February 29, 2016

Avalanche acquire Boedker from Coyotes, Gelinas from Devils

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit As expected, the Colorado Avalanche were active as Monday’s NHL trade deadline approached, making a pair of moves.  First, the team announced...
Via Mile High Sports
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Avalanche make trades for Boedker, Gelinas

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on the NHL trade deadline (all times local): --- 2:15 p.m. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Stars have acquired defenseman Kris Russell from Calgary for Dallas defender Jyrki Jokipakka, a prospect and a conditional draft pick this year. The agreement reached about an hour before the trade deadline Monday is an effort by the Stars to improve...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Avalanche acquires Eric Gelinas from New Jersey

The Colorado Avalanche continued adding to their roster as they dealt a 2017 third round pick to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Eric Gelinas.
Via BSN Denver
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Devils give up on Eric Gelinas, deal defenseman to Avalanche

Devils receive a third-round draft pick for Gelinas. Watch video There was a time not too long ago when it sure looked like defenseman Eric Gelinas would be a big part of the rebuilding Devils' future. What a weapon the 6-foot-4 French Canadian can be when he's at the point blasting shots during power plays. Unfortunately for...
February 29, 2016

Trade deadline outlook: New Jersey Devils

Buyers or Sellers? The New Jersey Devils were expected to experience plenty of growing pains under the watch of general manager Ray Shero and first-year coach John Hynes. One of the bigger surprises of 2015-16, the Garden State representatives actually find themselves involved in the playoff conversation as the team vies to make the NHL's "second season" a reality for the first...
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February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Devils' Eric Gelinas in trouble after voicing his frustration about not playing?

Defenseman will sit out seventh straight game, but will he be traded? Watch video NEWARK -- Eric Gelinas has never been a bad apple in the dressing room or said anything that would be a distraction and might hurt the Devils. But after voicing his frustration over being a healthy scratch for the last six games, Gelinas had a...
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Lee Stempniak's 15th goal for Devils ties game with Rangers, 1-1

15th goal for winger NEWARK -- Lee Stempniak's power play goal at 1:34 of the second period pulled the Devils even with the Rangers, 1-1, Tuesday night at Prudential Center. With Derek Stepan in the penalty box for the Rangers, Devils defenseman Eric Gelinas fired a shot on goal. Henrik Lundqvist made the save, but Stempniak was yin front to...
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Devils' Lee Stempniak feasting on former NHL teams

He scores two goals in victory over Winnipeg Jets Watch video WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Lee Stempniak continues to remind teams that perhaps it wasn't a good idea to let him go. Over the last eight days the Devils' veteran winger has scored five points (three goals, two assists) in three games against former clubs. "We're kind of...
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Lee Stempniak's two goals lead Devils past Winnipeg Jets, 3-1 | Rapid reaction

Fourth straight win matches season high Watch video WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Lee Stempniak notched his first two-goal game for the Devils in a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets Saturday night at MTS Centre. It was the Devils' fourth straight win, matching their season high accomplished Oct. 18-24. All four of these wins have come...
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Greetings from the press box: Opportunities for two young Devils

Can Reid Boucher and Eric Gelinas seize this chance? Watch video NEWARK -- There is a golden opportunity for two of the Devils' youngest players to make an impact and perhaps solidify their spots in the team over the next few weeks. With defenseman Jon Merrill on injured reserve with a right arm injury, Eric Gelinas will get...
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Greetings from the press box: Devils' Eric Gelinas under the microscope

Defenseman still looking for a regular spot Watch video GLENDALE, Ariz. -- With the Devils dressing 11 forwards and seven defensemen against the Arizona Coyotes Saturday afternoon at Gila River Arena, Eric Gelinas will be in the lineup for a second straight game. That's a rarity for the 24-year-old Gelinas and he is hoping...
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Caps down the Devils in season opener

The Washington Capitals opened their season at the Verizon Center for just the third time in the ten years, and downed the Devils to open the 2015 season with a win. The Capitals opened their season in a weird fashion with an opening short handed tally by Jason Chimera.  Chimera’s short handed tally was fed by new Caps Justin Williams to give the Caps a 1-0 lead at the 12:04 mark...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils Sign Eric Gelinas to Two-Year Deal and Avoid Arbitration

New Jersey Devils re-sign defenseman Eric Gelinas to two-year deal. (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports) The New Jersey Devils were able to avoid arbitration with one of their two restricted free agents so far, as defenseman Eric Gelinas has agreed to a two-year, $3.15 million extension with the team. Devils general manager Ray Shero made the announcement today. Gelinas, 24, is coming...
Via The Sports Journal
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils re-sign defenseman Eric Gelinas to 2-year contract

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Eric Gelinas to a two-year, $3.15 million contract. Devils general manager Ray Shero announced the signing on Tuesday. The team had maintained its rights to the restricted free agent by making a qualifying offer late last month. Gelinas led all New Jersey defensemen with six goals, playing in a career-high 61 games...
Via AP on Fox
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils give qualifying offers to Larsson, Gelinas, 2 others

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have given qualifying offers to forward Stefan Matteau and defensemen Eric Gelinas, Seth Helgeson and Adam Larsson. The Devils announced the moves on Monday, adding that defenseman Corbin McPherson and goaltender Maxime Clermont did not receive qualifying offers. Larsson played in 64 games this past season, collecting three goals and 21 assists...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnson's OT goal helps hot Blue Jackets deal Devils 6th straight loss

  Jack Johnson's backhander 56 seconds into overtime lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets past the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Tuesday night, extending their winning streak to seven. It was the Devils' sixth straight loss (0-5-1). New Jersey has scored seven goals during the skid. Brandon Dubinsky scored on a penalty shot, Nick Foligno had a power-play goal, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 24...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnson's OT goal lifts Blue Jackets over Devils 3-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Jack Johnson's backhander 56 seconds into overtime lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets past the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Tuesday night, extending their winning streak to seven. It was the Devils' sixth straight loss (0-5-1). New Jersey has scored seven goals during the skid. Brandon Dubinsky scored on a penalty shot, Nick Foligno had a power-play goal, and Sergei...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Unsatisfied Capitals Give Up Two Goal Lead but Come Away with Overtime Win

Eric Gelinas #22 of the New Jersey Devils controls the puck against Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals in the third period during an NHL game at Verizon Center on March 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Washington Capitals managed to squeeze out a 3-2 victory against the New Jersey Devils on a quiet night from Alexander Ovechkin and...
Via The Sports Journal
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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