Nov 7, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Eric Gelinas (22) gets congratulations from New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) after scoring a goal during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

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Eric Gelinas has played in 8 games for the New Jersey Devils since he was called up from AHL Albany.

In those 8 games, the Devils as a whole have a 4-2-2 record with the two shootout losses coming from games where they very well could have won especially against the Vancouver Canucks in his first game on October 24th.

This season, he has 1 goal and 4 assists for 5 points in 8 games. Gelinas has been seeing plenty of PP time in his tenure in New Jersey this season. He has 3 powerplay assists including one in the most recent game against the Nashville Predators. He is in the midst of a 3 game point streak and has 23 shots on goal this season.

He has been logging 15+ minutes on the ice in all games but one, Thursday’s game against Philadelphia where he left the Wells Fargo Center on crutches.

Nov 7, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers left wing Michael Raffl (12) skates with puck against New Jersey Devils defenseman Eric Gelinas (22) during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Gelinas has played in 4 games where they have won and 4 games where they have lost. In wins, Gelinas has 3 assists and in losses he has 1 goal and 1 assist.

He has actually played a tad better on the road but if you look at most of his splits, his stats are pretty down the middle.

When Bryce Salvador returns to the lineup, a defenseman will have to go down. It is safe to believe that Gelinas will remain in the NHL for the Devils for the long-run as he has proven himself worthy in just an 8-game span.

It will most likely come down to Mark Fayne and Peter Harrold to be on the chopping block.

The Devils’ next game will be on Tuesday when the face the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Gelinas has only played one game on a Tuesday and has not registered a point, the only day of the week asides from Monday or Wednesday (0 GP) where he has not done so.

Gelinas was not with the team yet when they beat the Rangers for their first win of the season in the last meeting between the teams.

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