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Elias OK after ankle scare

Tuesday, 11.01.2011 / 3:16 PM / News
By Eric Marin
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Peter DeBoer got a big scare, only this one came the day after Halloween.

During a 5-on-3 drill at Tuesday’s practice, Anton Volchenkov accidentally stepped on Patrik Elias’ ankle. Though he left the ice, Elias later returned.

“My life flashed before my eyes,” said DeBoer, who’s already without centers Travis Zajac and Jacob Josefson. “Obviously with what we’ve dealt with so far, that’s not a sight you want to see, but the good news is he came back. He’ll be fine, it looks like.”

Elias was able to laugh about it afterward.

“The Russian Bear just bearhugged me there,” he said. “Just walked right over me.”

His equipment may have saved him from something more serious.

“He just kind of stepped right on my ankle,” said Elias. “But it’s good. I’ve got cut-proof socks on.”

Elias felt OK after coming back to the ice.

“I scored 5-on-3,” he said. “I’m fine. It’s just a little bruise. I just wanted to make sure that it didn’t get cut through.”

Elias picked up two goals and two assists on the recent four-game road trip and leads the team with eight points. The Devils play four of their next five at home, and Elias knows they need to come up big on Wednesday.

“We’re playing the Toronto Maple Leafs, they’re playing good hockey,” Elias said. “They work hard and they have a couple of dangerous guys. We know how to play to win. Look at the last three games, we played that way maybe for seven periods out of the nine, but we still didn’t get the wins that we wanted to. We need to put the puck in to win hockey games. We had chances; we have to bury those.”

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D. Severson 32 4 8 -4 12
E. Gelinas 27 4 6 3 10
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C. Schneider 11 15 3 .916 2.55