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Gelinas recalled from Albany (AHL)

Wednesday, 10.23.2013 / 12:46 PM ET / 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

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 67 16 24 -2 40
M. Cammalleri 60 25 12 5 37
S. Gomez 50 7 24 -7 31
P. Elias 61 10 20 -16 30
S. Bernier 59 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 66 11 12 -2 23
A. Larsson 56 3 19 3 22
A. Greene 74 3 17 5 20
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 54 6 11 -2 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 27 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 4 3 .919 2.42