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Elias OK after ankle scare

Tuesday, 11.1.2011 / 3:16 PM ET / 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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59