Devils place Patrik Elias (groin) on injured reserve
Elias is sixth on the team in points. He was the team's second-leading scorer last season despite playing in only 65 games.
The Devils have recalled 21-year-old center Reid Boucher from their AHL affiliate to take Elias' place on the roster. This will be Boucher's second stint in the NHL this season. He saw limited action in three games in late October and early November. Boucher scored seven points in 23 games last season.
- Dan Gartland