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Devils place F Elias on IR with an upper-body injury

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The Sports Network
1/6/2014 1:49:14 PM
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Newark, NJ - An upper-body ailment has sent New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias to injured reserve, the team announced Monday.

Elias is still dealing with the effects of a hard hit into the boards by Pittsburgh's Tanner Glass during last Tuesday's game against the Penguins. The 18-year veteran has sat out New Jersey's last two contests due to the injury.

The 37-year-old Czech also missed six straight games with an upper-body issue earlier this season. In 33 games thus far in 2013-14, Elias has registered seven goals and 18 assists.

New Jersey recalled rookie defenseman Eric Gelinas from Albany of the American Hockey League to fill the available roster spot.

Patrik Elias (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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