Patrik Elias RUMORS & NEWS

  • Schneider, Elias Have Successful Off-Season Surgeries

    All About The Jersey "As reported on the New Jersey Devils' official site, Devils' Executive VP / General Manager Ray Shero announced that both Cory Schneider (G) and Patrik Elias (LW) have undergone successful surgeries. "On Wednesday, Patrik Elias underwent successful surgery on his right knee. The procedure was..." May 13

  • Devils' Elias set to play 1st game since December

    The Score "Patrik Elias is getting a chance to finish the season on the ice. Sidelined since Dec. 19 with a knee injury, the veteran New Jersey Devils forward will be back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Buffalo. The 39-year-old has been limited to 13 games this season, with a goal and four..." April 05

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Elias (right knee) definitely won't play Saturday. Hynes said after practice Monday they'll decide if he plays Tuesday or maybe Thursday.

  • Devils' Patrik Elias undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils forward Patrik Elias underwent arthroscopic surgery to his right knee Tuesday and will be sidelined indefinitely, general manager Ray Shero said. Elias has missed the last nine games with the injury and has played in only 19 ages this season. "Today, Devils' forward Patrik Elias..." January 13

  • New Jersey Devils put Patrik Elias on IR with knee injury

    ESPN "Patrik Elias, who holds numerous New Jersey Devils team records and is close to becoming the team's all-time leader in games played, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a right knee injury. The move was retroactive to Dec. 21. The 39-year-old forward also missed the first 20 games on the..." December 30

  • Devils' Patrik Elias: If I had started the season, I'd be sidelined by now

    Newark Star-Ledger "Patrik Elias may very well be playing his final season in the NHL, so to lose a quarter of the schedule because of an ailing right knee isn't easy to accept. Nevertheless, the Devils' 39-year-old forward won't let it bring him down. "No. There is nothing I can do about it. My guess is I..." November 26

  • Devils' Elias says he's ready to play

    The Score "The New Jersey Devils' lineup is about to get a big boost. Patrik Elias, who hasn't played a game this season due to a right knee injury, declared himself ready to play Wednesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets." November 24

  • Sore knee to cause Devils LW Patrik Elias to miss entire preseason; Oct. 9 opener also in doubt

    North Jersey "Devils coach John Hynes confirmed today that Patrik Elias will not play at all in the preseason because of a sore right knee that has kept the team's all-time leading scorer out of training camp so far. That now brings even more into question whether the 39-year-old left wing will also miss the..." September 25

  • Patrik Elias may miss all of Devils' preseason games

    Newark Star-Ledger "Despite assurance from Patrik Elias that he would be back "soon" from a right knee issue that has sidelined him from the start of training camp, the Devils are not planning to use the veteran forward in any preseason games. "That's really up in the air right now. We're not really planning on..." September 23

  • Devils hold Elias (knee) out of practice

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New Jersey Devils are opening camp minus Patrik Elias, one of their most veteran presences. “Patrik has been having an issue with his right knee over the last week,” Devils GM Ray Shero said in a statement on Friday. “We both feel that it is best to monitor this. He will continue to work..." September 18

  • Patrik Elias on the Devils' captaincy, how he lost it and why he's never wanted it back

    North Jersey "By now, nearly eight years later, it's almost ancient history. Patrik Elias still carries some of the disappointment with him, however, that he experienced when then Devils head coach Brent Sutter unceremoniously stripped him of the captaincy on the first day of training camp in 2007. Those..." September 14

  • Patrik Elias is the last of the Devils' old guard

    North Jersey "Patrik Elias is, as he put it, "the last one." The Devils’ connections to their Stanley Cup past are pretty much all gone as they head into training camp next week. An off-season organizational overhaul brought the departure of longtime president and general manager Lou Lamoriello along with..." September 12

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    No Patrik Elias (back spasms) for Devils' morning skate. That would seem to indicate he'll be out again tonight.

  • Devils' Patrik Elias won't accept being a fourth-line player

    Newark Star-Ledger "There are some not-so-subtle indications that Patrik Elias's role with the Devils may be changing and that is an issue the franchise's all-time scoring leader plans to address with general manager Lou Lamoriello at season's end. One month shy of his 39th birthday, Elias is no longer the left..." March 09

  • Elias says Devils never approached him about a trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "If the New Jersey Devils were shopping Patrik Elias during the 2015 trade deadline, he didn’t hear about it. The 38-year-old told the Newark Star-Ledger that he was never asked to waive his no-trade clause. “No. I was never asked, so I don’t know if anybody called,” Elias said. “He (GM Lou..." March 04

  • Elias Cracks 1000 Points as a Devil; How Long Until We See the Feat Again?

    In Lou We Trust "With his 1000th point last night, Patrik Elias joined an elite group of NHL players and became the first to reach that number in a Devils uniform. So how long will it be until we see another player do what Elias has done in New Jersey? Last night against Buffalo, Patrik Elias put up three..." January 08

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    Patrik Elias, who's been battling an illness that's been going around the Czech team, will play tonight against #TeamUSA. #Sochi2014

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Patrik Elias is scratched for today's game. Illness. A sizeable loss.

  • Patrik Elias says selfish play by some players is costing team valuable points

    Newark Star-Ledger "Patrik Elias didn’t want to talk. Not because the Devils’ alternate captain wanted to avoid dealing with the media after Tuesday night’s 3-0 loss in St. Louis. Elias preferred to keep his postgame remarks short because he did not want to criticize any of his teammates by name for being..." January 29

  • Devils to have Elias back in the lineup "The New Jersey Devils will have forward Patrik Elias back in the lineup Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center as they continue their push for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Elias has missed seven games with what the Devils called "total body soreness" following a..." January 16

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    Rich Chere @Ledger_NJDevils

    Elias said the lengthy delay in his return was because he hurt hus groin on the shove by Tanner Glass Dec. 31

  • Devils' Elias leaves game with injury "New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias was injured in the first period Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins after taking a hit from forward Tanner Glass. Elias will not return to the game. Elias appeared to lose his balance as a result of the hit by Glass and crashed into the boards." December 31

  • Elias (back) activated from IR, will face Kings tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Devils look as though they’ll have a welcome face in the lineup tonight after activating Patrick Elias from injured reserve. “[My back] still bothers me, but not to the point where I’ll sit out,” Elias said following Friday’s morning skate, as per The 37-year-old has been in..." November 15

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Patrik Elias placed on IR to activate Peter Harrold

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Lou Lamoriello said Patrik Elias feels "good today" and will be back at practice Wednesday. "Status quo" for Ryane Clowe.

  • Elias and Jagr developing some chemistry as Devils’ linemates

    Bergen Record "Before the Devils began this five-game road trip in Edmonton Monday night head coach Pete DeBoer said he thought Czech natives Patrik Elias and Jaromir Jagr “should” be able to develop some chemistry playing on a line with Dainius Zubrus. One of the positives of the first two games of the trip..." October 10

  • Elias in for Devils, Neal questionable for Penguins "New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias is expected to skate Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins despite a groin injury while Penguins forward James Neal is a game-time decision with an upper-body injury. The Devils cleared a roster spot to activate Elias by placing defenseman Alexander..." October 03

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    Rich Chere @Ledger_NJDevils

    Lamoriello said Patrik Elias will play in Thursday night's opener in Pittsburgh.

  • Brodeur, Elias back at practice with Devils

    Bergen Record "Goaltender Martin Brodeur is back at practice with the Devils this morning at Prudential Center after being in Montreal siince Thursday because of the death of his father Denis. Patrik Elias is also back at practice today after resting since Tuesday because of “soreness.” He’s centering a line..." September 30

  • Devils buy time with roster by placing Elias on IR

    Bergen Record "The Devils placed forward Patrik Elias on injured reserve and designated forward Mattias Tedenby as an injured non-roster player today to get down to the 23-player roster limit by today’s 5 p.m. deadline for the start of the 2013-14 season. Earlier today the Devils sent right wing Cam Janssen..." September 30

  • Devils’ Elias sits out third day with groin injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "With all the drama about who’s coming in and out of the New Jersey Devils’ fold it’s easy to forget about a quality forward like Patrik Elias. The team needs him on the ice to prove doubters wrong in 2013-14 so word from the Bergen Record that he’s sitting out a third consecutive day to heal up a..." September 28

  • Elias: Devils could have some firepower if Brunner is added

    Newark Star-Ledger "Despite the natural worries after losing Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson in the offseason Patrik Elias believes the Devils might be better offensively with their new cast of players. Especially if they sign Swiss forward Damien Brunner who is in camp on a tryout basis. “From what I’ve seen..." September 17

  • Patrik Elias signs three-year contract with Devils

    CBS Sports "The New Jersey Devils have come to terms with 37-year-old forward Patrik Elias on a new three-year contract, the team announced on Thursday. The deal will reportedly pay Elias $5.5 million per year for a total of $16.5 million according to Tom Gulitti of Elias is still..." July 04

  • Report: Devils agree with Zubrus, close with Elias "According to multiple media reports, New Jersey Devils forward Dainius Zubrus confirmed Monday that he has agreed to terms on a new three-year contract with the club worth $9.3 million. In addition, it's reported the Devils are close to a new deal with forward Patrik Elias, who would become an..." July 01

  • Is Patrik Elias, Devils all-time leading scorer, a future Hall of Famer?

    Newark Star-Ledger "During his last stint as Devils coach, Jacques Lemaire unflinchingly called Patrik Elias the team’s best player during that doomed 2010-11 season. No one disagreed. Until Ilya Kovalchuk scores another 700 points and wins a Stanley Cup with the Devils, or John MacLean comes out of retirement and..." February 21

  • The Straw that Stirs the Drink Part 1 - Reviewing Patrik Elias' Secondary Assists in 2011-12

    In Lou We Trust "When I had the original idea of looking at a player's assists, I immediately thought of one player: Patrik Elias. When I think of a "playmaker" on the New Jersey Devils, Elias is the first one to come to my mind. He's the straw that stirs the drink. He plays with his head up, his mind thinking one..." January 02

  • Elias and Age, A Problem for the Devils?

    In Lou We Trust "When I say six million dollar man, which New Jersey Devil pops into your head? The first name to come to the front of your mind is most likely Ilya Kovalchuk. But the original $6 million dollar man for the Devils was Patrik Elias. He proved that he was worth the money in 2006 and still earned his..." September 06

  • Devils' Patrik Elias says he doesn't have Kings' missing Stanley Cup puck

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils forward Patrik Elias didn't steal the Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup puck. Elias admits he grabbed the puck when Game 6 of the finals ended on June 11 at the Staples Center, but he isn't sure what happened to it after that. "I don't have it. I have no idea where it is," Elias told me..." June 27

  • Devils notes: Patrik Elias' happy return

    Bergen Record "Patrik Elias was 24 when he played in his first Stanley Cup Finals with the Devils in 2000, and he set up Jason Arnott's Cup-winning goal in Dallas. Now he's 36, back for his fourth Finals and looking for his third ring. It's been nine years since his last Finals in 2003, and he's happy to..." May 30

  • Admiration is mutual for Elias and Voracek

    Courier-Post "When Flyers forward Jakub Voracek was growing up and playing youth hockey in Kladno, Czech Republic, he had no shortage of local heroes to inspire his journey to the NHL. The most prominent role model was Jaromir Jagr, who has become Voracek's teammate and a mentor of sorts in Philadelphia. New..." May 02

  • In his 1,000th game, Devils' Patrik Elias rises to the occasion

    Newark Star-Ledger "No one was surprised. On the night Devils forward Patrik Elias played in his 1,000th career game, he also rose to the occasion by scoring a goal with two assists. "It was a great night for Patrik," coach Pete DeBoer said after the Devils' 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers tonight. "He's a..." January 07

  • Thousand and won for Elias

    New York Post "The Devils' Milestone Man celebrated his 1,000th game in appropriately grand fashion, prompting a prophesy for hockey's highest honor. "One day he's going to be in the Hall of Fame," teammate David Clarkson predicted after Patrik Elias led the Devils to a 5-2 triumph over the Panthers in Newark..." January 07

  • Devils' Elias can still fill up the net

    New York Post "Lesser sorts might stew, taken for granted. The Devils' all-time point-getter -- the same guy who was stripped of his captaincy and passed over when it became vacant again -- was evicted from left wing to accommodate two younger superstars. Instead of sulking over what could easily be viewed as..." November 08

  • Devils' Patrik Elias 35 games from 1,000; 11 goals shy of John MacLean mark

    Newark Star-Ledger "Of all the memorabilia in his personal collection, the items which mean the most to Devils forward Patrik Elias are the stick and puck he used on March 17, 2009, to score his 702nd career point. That point made Elias the Devils' all-time scoring leader ahead of John MacLean. "Individually,..." October 18

  • Devils' Patrik Elias, Petr Sykora score goals in 2-1 win over Rangers in preseason opener

    Newark Star-Ledger "It seemed like old times. Petr Sykora and Patrik Elias, former linemates, each scored a goal as the Devils defeated the Rangers, 2-1, in a preseason game tonight at the Times Union Center. Sykora's came at 11:34 of the first period. Elias won the game 45 seconds into overtime when he redirected..." September 22

  • Devils' Patrik Elias lost close friend Karel Rachunek in plane crash

    Newark Star-Ledger "When Patrik Elias heard the news about the devastating plane crash in Russia today that killed 43 people, including young prospect Alexander Vasyunov and former Devils defenseman Karel Rachunek, he felt a chill. During the NHL lockout in 2004-05, Elias played hockey in Russia and flew in planes..." September 08

  • Playing out the string will be 'strange' for Devils' Patrik Elias

    Newark Star-Ledger "Patrik Elias played just one game during the 1995-96 season. It was his first in the NHL and came on Dec. 7, long before the Devils missed the playoffs in the spring of '96. So when the Devils play the final few games this season knowing they will not be going to the playoffs, it will really be..." March 28

  • Patrik Elias didn't appreciate NHL All-Star player draft

    Newark Star-Ledger "Patrik Elias isn't a fan of the All-Star player draft. Selected by Team Staal with only five other players remaining, Elias said the process had a built-in insult factor for those who are bypassed until the end. "I didn't enjoy it (much). The fans and media enjoy it. Whoever is going last is..." February 01

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