With all the drama about who’s coming in and out of the New Jersey Devils’ fold it’s easy to forget about a quality forward like Patrik Elias. The team needs him on the ice to prove doubters wrong in 2013-14 so word from the Bergen Record that he’s sitting out a third consecutive day to heal up a sore groin is a little troubling.

The 37-year-old skipped Thursday’s preseason-ending exhibition and practice on both Friday and Saturday to recover. He was bothered by the injury earlier in training camp as well.