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Team W-L-OTL Pts
55-23-4 114
52-23-7 111
39-27-16 94
40-31-11 91
38-32-12 88
38-33-11 87
38-39-5 81
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2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 20 31 -9 15:39 37

Top Ondrej Palat News

  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Another down year in NJ

    Palat finished the 2023-24 season with 11 goals and 31 points in 71 appearances.

    Palat parlayed his strong play in Tampa Bay into a five-year, $30 million contract with the Devils in the 2021-22 offseason, but it's becoming more and more apparent that he was likely carried by playing alongside stars such as Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point in Tampa Bay. After nine consecutive seasons with at least 34 points for the Lightning, Palat has produced meager totals of 23 and 31 points in his first two years in New Jersey. At age 33, Palat's more likely to go down than up next year.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Playing against Blues

    Palat (lower body) will return to action versus St. Louis on Thursday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Palat figures to step into the first-line role being vacated by Tyler Toffoli, who is being held out of the lineup for trade-related reasons. In addition, the 32-year-old Palat should be back in a power-play role where he has recorded five of his 24 points this year.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Questionable for Thursday

    Palat (lower body) skated before Wednesday's practice, per Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site. He remains questionable for Thursday's contest against St. Louis.

    Palat will skate again Thursday before a determination is made about his availability. He has nine goals, 24 points, 86 PIM and 72 hits in 51 contests this season. If Palat returns Thursday, then Kurtis MacDermid might be a healthy scratch versus the Blues.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Dealing with lower-body issue

    Palat will be out of action against the Panthers on Tuesday due to a lower-body injury, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Palat's absence will see Jack Hughes shift to the wing in a second-line role alongside Erik Haula. Additionally, Alexander Holtz could see some added power-play opportunities with the second unit while Palat is sidelined. For his part, the 32-year-old Palat will be hard-pressed to get back over the 40-point threshold after also missing that mark last season, in part due to injuries that limited him to just 49 games.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Sidelined Tuesday

    Palat (not injury related) will be out Tuesday against the Panthers, per James Nichols.

    Palat may get dealt before Friday's trade deadline, as he's not out for injury-related reasons. He has recorded nine goals and 15 assists this season and has a tremendous amount of playoff experience having won a Stanley Cup with the Lightning. If traded, the 32-year-old will likely end up in a bottom-six role for a playoff-bound team.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Records helper in win

    Palat posted an assist, two hits and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Sharks.

    Palat set up a Brendan Smith goal in the third period. With eight points over 12 outings in February, Palat has provided solid supplementary offense in a top-six role. The winger is up to 24 points in 49 contests this season, one point better than he had in the same number of games a year ago. He's added 85 shots on net, 68 hits, 31 PIM and a plus-2 rating.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Game-time call Thursday

    Palat is under the weather and will be a game-time decision versus the Kings on Thursday. Coach Lindy Ruff told reporters, "Just be a wait-and-see game-time decision. If he's feeling better, he'll play, if not, he won't be in the lineup," per Mike Morreale of

    Palat is seven games back from a lower-body injury that previously cost him the first 10 games of January. In those seven outings, the 32-year-old winger garnered three goals on 14 shots to go with three assists, 10 hits and eight blocks. If Palat were to miss out against LA, Timo Meier could be elevated to a first-line role.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Good to play Thursday

    Palat (illness) is expected to play Thursday versus LA, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Palat was a game-time decision due to the illness, but he won't end up missing any playing time. He has eight goals and 20 points in 42 appearances in 2023-24. Palat is projected to serve on the first line alongside Nico Hischier and Jesper Bratt on Thursday.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Logs helper Tuesday

    Palat notched an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Predators.

    Palat had gone two games without a point entering Tuesday. He helped out on a Nico Hischier equalizer early in the third period. Palat has been seeing top-six minutes since the All-Star break, so he should be in a good position to make regular contributions on offense. The winger has 20 points, 77 shots on net, 50 hits and a minus-2 rating over 42 appearances this season.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Three-game, five-point streak

    Palat scored two goals in a 5-3 loss to Calgary on Thursday.

    Palat's first opened the scoring. It was a one-timer from the left faceoff circle off a 2-on-1. His second was a deflection at the left point at 13:46 of the third to cut the score to 4-3. Palat is riding a three-game, five-point streak that includes three goals. His overall pace this season is average, but a streak is a streak, and you need to roll guys like him on and off your roster in order to win.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Grabs helper in win

    Palat collected an assist and two PIM in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Avalanche.

    Palat has three points over three games since he returned from a lower-body injury. He got a turn on the top line Tuesday with Tyler Toffoli (illness) out, but Palat is likely to be a middle-six presence once the Devils' forward group is at full strength again. Palat has 17 points, 68 shots on net, 39 hits, 27 PIM and a minus-4 rating through 38 appearances this season.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Goal and assist in loss

    Palat had a goal and an assist in a 6-3 loss to the Lightning on Saturday. He had four shots.

    Palat got the Devils' first goal on a rebound following a Nico Hischier shot. He put it past Andrei Vasilevskiy's glove from the low slot. This was Palat's second game back after missing 10 games due to a lower-body injury. He has five goals, nine assists and 63 shots in 36 games this season, his second with the Devils.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Ready to return

    Palat (lower body) told reporters he was ready to play ahead of Thursday's clash with Carolina, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Palat slotted into a second-line role in addition to linking up with the No. 2 power-play unit at Wednesday's practice. Before his 10-game absence, Palat was struggling offensively with just one point in his previous nine contests during which he averaged 15:42 of ice time.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Begins skating

    Palat (lower body) has begun skating but is not ready to rejoin the team for practice, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports Monday.

    It's a step in the right direction for Palat, though he still has several hurdles to clear before he returns to the lineup. At this point, fantasy players probably shouldn't be expecting the veteran winger to return before the All-Star break, which would see him out of the lineup for at least the next three contests.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Return not imminent

    Palat (lower body) will be out for some time after coach Lindy Ruff told reporters Tuesday, "We don't expect back short-term," per Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site.

    Palat has already missed three games due to his lower-body injury and should probably be considered out indefinitely at this point. In his last nine outings, the 32-year-old winger managed just one point while putting 18 shots on net. Nathan Bastian figures to see a top-six role with both Palat and Timo Meier (abdomen) on the shelf.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Will miss time

    Palat (lower body) was injured in Tuesday's practice and is expected to miss a few more games, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Palat was a surprise scratch for Wednesday's contest versus the Capitals. Based on head coach Lindy Ruff's postgame comments, Palat shouldn't be expected to play in the Devils' upcoming back-to-back versus the Blackhawks and Canucks on Friday and Saturday, respectively. The winger's absence was covered by Colin Miller on Wednesday, but forward Graeme Clarke is also an option to enter the lineup during Palat's absence.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Unavailable Wednesday

    Palat (lower body) won't play Wednesday versus the Capitals.

    Palat saw 15:15 of ice time in Saturday's game versus the Bruins, so it's unclear when he was hurt. The winger has just one goal on 18 shots over his last nine games. The Devils will dress seven defensemen Wednesday, with Brendan Smith shifting to forward and Colin Miller entering the lineup.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Scores in Thursday's win

    Palat scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Kraken.

    Palat started slowly this season, but he's picked up eight points and a plus-4 rating over his last 11 contests. The 32-year-old winger opened the scoring late in the first period of Thursday's victory. For the year, he's managed four goals, 12 points, 43 shots on net, 23 hits, 19 PIM and a minus-3 rating through 24 appearances. Palat should continue to play as a complementary forward in a top-six role.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Buries goal in loss

    Palat scored a goal on six shots in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Sharks.

    Palat's tally in the third period cut the deficit to 4-3, but the Devils couldn't pull even. All three of his goals have come in the last seven games, and he's added two assists in that span. The 32-year-old winger is up to 11 points, 41 shots on net, 23 hits, 12 blocked shots, 19 PIM and a minus-5 rating through 22 outings overall. Palat can chip in offense at a slightly higher rate than he's shown, but he hasn't topped the 50-point mark since 2016-17.

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  • Devils' Ondrej Palat: Records power-play assist

    Palat posted a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Jets.

    Palat has a pair of power-play helpers over his last three games. The 32-year-old winger is off to a slow start, failing to get on the scoresheet in consecutive contests this campaign. He's at five assists (four on the power play) with 23 shots on net, 14 hits, 19 PIM and a minus-7 rating over 14 outings.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 194 lbs
Birthplace: Frydek-Mistek, Czechoslovakia
Age: 33
Experience: 12
Shoots: Left