The Hurricanes have acquired Sami Vatanen from the Devils for Janne Kuokkanen, Frederik Claesson and a conditional second-round draft pick.
Vatanen registered 40 points in 97 games over parts of two seasons with the Devils after being acquired from Anaheim in the Adam Henrique trade last season. Vatanen should provide some immediate relief to a Carolina blue-line that’s been plagued by injuries. He is set to become an unrestricted free-agent on July 1st.
The Devils placed Vatanen (bruised leg) on injured reserve, retroactive to February 1.
Source: @NJDevils 02/13/20, 4:03 pm EST
Vatanen (undisclosed) will not play on Tuesday.
Vatanen missed Monday's morning skate as he recovers from blocking a shot in Saturday's game vs. the Stars and will not play tonight vs. Montreal. With Vatanen out, Mirco Mueller will draw back into the lineup and Colton White was recalled to serve as the seventh defenseman.
Vatanen (upper-body) will return to the Devils lineup on Tuesday.
Vatanen has missed the last three games with an upper-body injury but will play Tuesday vs. the Bruins. Vatanen, who has four goals and four assists in 15 games this season, is expected to be on the third pair and first power-play unit in his return.
The Devils have placed Sami Vatanen (upper-body) on IR.
Vatanen was already expected to miss Friday's game vs. the Penguins but his move to IR means he has to miss Saturday's game in Montreal as well. Colton White was called up from Binghamton (AHL) to take Vatanen's spot on the roster.
Source: @NJDevils 11/15/19, 10:49 am EST
Vatanen (upper-body) is expected to miss the next two games.
Vatanen missed Sunday and Wednesday's games with an upper-body injury that he suffered in Edmonton and will likely miss the Devils' back-to-back over the weekend. Matt Tennyson will remain on the Devils' blueline while Vatanen is out.
Vatanen will not play Sunday due to an upper-body injury.
Vatanen (undisclosed) will not travel to Detroit.
Vatanen (illness) will return to the Devils lineup on Saturday afternoon.
Vatanen (illness) will not play on Tuesday.
Vatanen missed Monday’s practice for “maintenance” but will not play Tuesday due to an illness. With Vatanen out, Egor Yakovlev will return to the blueline vs. the Blue Jackets. He is day-to-day and could be back for Friday’s game in Washington.
Vatanen (concussion) will play against the Flames on Wednesday.
Vatanen is out indefinitely with a concussion.
Vatanen was forced to leave Monday’s game in Pittsburgh following an elbow from Derick Brassard. Vatanen said he was feeling OK after the game but started showing concussion-like symptoms afterwards. There is no timetable for Vatanen’s return.
Source: Chris Ryan 01/30/19, 1:18 pm EST
The Devils have activated Sami Vatanen (lower-body) from IR.
Vatanen has missed the last two games, but is expected to return to the Devils blueline on Friday afternoon. Vatanen will replace Eric Gryba in the lineup and has seven points (1G / 6A) in 17 games this season.
Vatanen (lower-body) was placed on IR retroactive to November 15th.
Vatanen missed Sunday’s game in Carolina and his move to IR means that he will miss at least one more game (Tuesday vs. the Canadiens). The Devils defenseman will be eligible to come off of IR on Thursday (vs. the Islanders) but there is no timetable for his return at this time.
Source: @NJDevils 11/19/18, 9:02 am EST
The Devils have placed Sami Vatanen (lower-body) on IR.
Vatanen was injured in Thursday’s win in Philadelphia and will miss at least the next three games with a lower-body injury. With Vatanen on IR, Eric Gryba was recalled from the AHL, but Yegor Yakolev will draw into the lineup.
Source: @NJDevils 11/17/18, 10:54 am EST
Vatanen (lower-body) is questionable to play on Saturday.
Vatanen was forced to leave Thursday’s game in Philadelphia with a lower-body injury but has not been ruled out for Saturday’s game. Because of the early start, expect an update from the Devils a few hours before the 1:00pm puck-drop.
Source: Chris Ryan 11/16/18, 2:10 pm EST
Vatanen is expected to be rested on Saturday.
Vatanen will make his Devils debut on Friday.
After being acquired for Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi and a third round pick on Thursday, Vatanen will immediately draw in on the top pair and top power play unit in Colorado tonight. Vatanen will take Steven Santini's spot with Andy Greene and will quarterback the top unit with Will Butcher. Vatanen has one goal, three assists and 22 shots on goal in 15 games this season.
The Devils have acquired Sami Vatanen and a conditional draft pick from the Ducks for Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi and a 2018 3rd round pick.
The Ducks have good D-depth but were extremely thin up front, so moving Vatanen helps balance things out for them. Vatanen, who missed the start of the season with a shoulder injury has picked up four points (1G / 3A) in 15 games. He will likely play a huge role on the Devils’ blueline, including likely anchoring their top power-play unit. He will no longer have to fight for PP time with Cam Fowler or Brandon Montour.