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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]."





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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 70 16 25 -3 41
M. Cammalleri 63 27 13 3 40
P. Elias 64 11 21 -16 32
S. Gomez 53 7 24 -8 31
S. Bernier 62 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 69 11 12 -4 23
A. Larsson 59 3 20 3 23
A. Greene 77 3 18 2 21
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 57 6 12 -3 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 28 9 .927 2.20
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47