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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]."





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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
2 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
3 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 42 10 16 -2 26
J. Jagr 45 9 16 -12 25
M. Cammalleri 37 15 6 -2 21
P. Elias 39 6 15 -13 21
M. Zidlicky 49 4 16 -9 20
M. Ryder 42 6 12 -2 18
T. Zajac 41 8 8 -6 16
S. Gomez 25 4 12 -7 16
S. Bernier 34 7 7 2 14
M. Havlat 31 5 8 -9 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 17 19 5 .922 2.36
K. Kinkaid 1 3 3 .913 2.54