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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
34-9-8 76
32-13-4 68
27-14-8 62
27-20-6 60
24-16-9 57
25-22-5 55
21-21-9 51
15-32-4 34

2022 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 4 8 5 16:26 2

Top Ondrej Palat News

  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Scores in OT victory

    Palat scored a goal on his lone shot in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Vegas.

    Palat opened the scoring Tuesday, working his way to the front of the net before his shot deflected off a Knights' defenseman and past Logan Thompson. The goal is Palat's first in nine games since his return from a two-month stint on the IR with a groin injury. The 31-year-old winger should see his production increase on New Jersey's top line alongside Nico Hischier and Jesper Bratt. Palat has four goals and three assists over 15 games this season.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Grabs apple in overtime loss

    Palat logged an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Kraken.

    Palat is slowly getting back into a groove after a long layoff for a groin injury. He has an assist in each of his last three games, but he hasn't scored a goal in seven contests since his return from a two-month absence. The 31-year-old winger is at six points, 20 shots on net, a plus-4 rating and 30 hits through 13 appearances in his first season with the Devils.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Notches first assist

    Palat recorded an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Kings.

    Palat's helper was his first of the season and his first point in five games since returning from a groin injury. He missed two-plus months while recovering from surgery to repair the injury, so it's no surprise he's been a little slow on offense since he returned. The winger has three tallies, one helper, 16 shots on net, 25 hits and an even plus-minus rating through 11 appearances.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Returns to lineup Thursday

    Palat (groin) will return to the lineup against St. Louis on Thursday.

    Palat has been out of action since Oct. 24, as the original prognosis of 8-10 weeks went just a tad longer than the latter scenario. It is Palat's first season with the Devils after a 10-year career in Tampa Bay. He had three goals in six games before his injury.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Back in saddle again

    Palat (groin) had two shots and three hits in 14:24 in a 5-3 loss to St. Louis on Thursday after missing 32 games with a lower-body injury.

    He last played October 24 against the Capitals. Palat may take some time to get fully up to game speed, but should provide some solid secondary scoring for savvy fantasy owners who stashed him during his absence.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Shifts to LTIR

    Palat (groin) was transferred to long-term injured reserve Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

    This move doesn't affect Palat's return timeline -- it just allows the Devils a bit more flexibility with the salary cap. The 31-year-old returned to practice earlier this week and is likely to return sometime in mid-January.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Gets into Tuesday's practice

    Palat (groin) practiced with the Devils on Tuesday, per Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site.

    Palat hasn't played since Oct. 24 because of the injury. It's not clear when he'll be back, but this is an important step in his recovery. The 31-year-old has three goals in six games this season.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Close to practicing

    Palat (groin) has been skating and is close to returning to practice, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

    Palat has been out since Oct. 24 and underwent surgery Nov. 8. Palat had three goals in six games before the injury. This is his first season with the Devils after a 10-year career with the Lightning. He should return to a top-six role upon his return.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Will miss 8-10 weeks

    Palat (groin) will miss 8-10 weeks, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Palat hasn't played since Oct. 24 and underwent groin surgery Tuesday. He has three goals in six contests this season. Once he's healthy, he's likely to be deployed in a top-six role. In the meantime, Tomas Tatar might get additional ice time.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Requires groin surgery

    Palat underwent groin surgery Tuesday.

    The Devils have yet to release an expected timetable for Palat's recovery, but it's probably safe to assume he'll be sidelined long term after going under the knife Tuesday. Tomas Tatar will likely be tasked with taking on an expanded role until Palat, who's picked up three goals through six games this campaign, is ready to return.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Placed on IR

    Palat (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

    Palat met with doctors Saturday, and an update on his status is expected Monday. The move was retroactive to Oct. 24, when the injury occurred. Palat has three goals in six games in his first season with the Devils after a 10-year stint with the Lightning.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Being evaluated for injury

    Palat (lower body) is being evaluated with an update expected to come in the next few days, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    If Palat's status won't be updated for a few days, then it seems unlikely that he'll play Friday against Colorado. He has three goals in six games while averaging 18:43 of ice time this season. With Palat unavailable for Tuesday's 6-2 win over Detroit, Nathan Bastian logged a season-high 15:29 of ice time. Bastian averaged just 10:07 of ice time prior to Tuesday's contest.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Not available Tuesday

    Palat (lower body) is banged up and not expected to play Tuesday versus the Red Wings.

    The nature of Palat's injury is unknown, so he should be considered day-to-day until further information surfaces. Alexander Holtz will likely take on Palat's power-play time, while Tomas Tatar could see an increased role overall for Tuesday's game. The Devils' next game is Friday versus the Avalanche.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Enjoys offensive surge

    Palat scored on both of his shots Thursday as the Devils toppled the Islanders, 4-1.

    Palat, who collected three multi-point games last season, earned his first for 2022-23. The 31-year-old left winger connected on consecutive second-period markers Thursday, and his second goal proved to be the game-winner. Palat has compiled three goals in two games. He previously enjoyed a similar offensive explosion last Jan. 4-8, when he connected on four goals in three games. Palat also had three hits against the Islanders.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Inks five-year pact

    Palat secured a five-year, $30 million contract with the Devils on Wednesday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

    Palat was always going to be difficult for the Lightning to hold onto. That became even tougher after Anthony Cirelli, Mikhail Sergachev and Erik Cernak each received eight-year contract extensions Wednesday. Palat instead walked, and he'll go from a championship-caliber team to one looking to take its next step in 2022-23. The 31-year-old should serve as a steady veteran in a top-six role, while likely guarantees regularly playing time alongside Jack Hughes or Nico Hischier.

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  • Ondrej Palat: Officially testing market

    Palat will test the free-agent market Wednesday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.

    The Lightning have a desire to keep the top-line winger, but their finances could make it difficult. Palat enjoyed a productive regular season with 18 goals and 31 helpers in 77 contests, and he added 21 points in 23 playoff games. The 31-year-old winger should get a long look from teams in need of more scoring depth, though his offense is a step down from some of the top names on the market.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 194 lbs
Birthplace: Frydek-Mistek, Czechoslovakia
Age: 31
Experience: 10
Shoots: Left