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Gelinas recalled from Albany (AHL)

Wednesday, 10.23.2013 / 12:46 PM / News
By Eric Marin
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Gelinas recalled from Albany (AHL)
Devils recall Eric Gelinas from Albany (AHL)

The Devils have recalled defenseman Eric Gelinas from Albany and designated Bryce Salvador (death in the family) as a non-roster player, general manager Lou Lamoriello announced Wednesday.

Gelinas practiced with the team and wore No. 22. He has three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in five games with the Devils' top affiliate, which is off to its best start in franchise history (3-1-0-1).

"I was waking up to go to [morning skate] in Albany and they told me to come up here, so I drove right up," Gelinas said.

It was a pretty good way for the 22-year-old to start his day.

"It was a nice wake-up call, I would say," he said.

The native of Vanier, Ontario, was the Devils' second-round selection, 54th overall, in 2009. He made his NHL debut last season in the Devils' final home game.

He likely won't know until Thursday whether he'll be in the lineup when the Vancouver Canucks visit Prudential Center.

"They haven't said anything," said Gelinas. "I guess I'll find out [Thursday]."

Gelinas had a strong training camp, including a goal and two assists in three preseason appearances, and has enjoyed a solid start with Albany.

"I think I played some good games down in Albany, too," he said. "I continued on the streak I had here in training camp. I think I'm focused and my game is at my top right now. I'm just looking to keep that going for me."

Salvador has appeared in all nine games this season, recording two assists, but will not play Thursday against the Canucks.

Cory Schneider will make his third straight start in goal and face his former team for the second time this season as the Devils aim for their second win in three home contests (1-0-1).

Schneider is coming off a 20-save performance in Tuesday's loss to Columbus.

"It's never easy," head coach Peter DeBoer said of going with Schneider over Martin Brodeur. "You've got two very good goalies at different points in their career. One's the greatest goalie of all-time, the other guy's a legitimate starter in this league, so that situation's never easy."

• Wednesday's limited practice included forwards Travis Zajac, Mattias Tedenby, Andrei Loktionov, Ryan Carter, Stephen Gionta, Steve Bernier, Damien Brunner, Rostislav Olesz, Jacob Josefson, and Jaromir Jagr; defensemen Gelinas, Adam Larsson, and Mark Fayne; and Martin Brodeur.

Patrik Elias (ill) has missed the last two games but skated on his own Wednesday morning.

"It's just to see where he's at and put him out there," Lamoriello said. "We'll see how he is [Thursday] morning. It has no bearing whatsoever [on whether he'll play Thursday]."





SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
M. Cammalleri 51 23 10 4 33
A. Henrique 56 12 20 -1 32
P. Elias 53 10 16 -13 26
S. Gomez 39 5 18 -9 23
M. Zidlicky 63 4 19 -7 23
T. Zajac 55 10 10 -4 20
S. Bernier 48 10 8 1 18
M. Ryder 44 6 12 -2 18
A. Larsson 45 2 16 3 18
M. Havlat 38 5 9 -12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 23 23 6 .927 2.19
K. Kinkaid 3 4 3 .915 2.59