The Devils recalled defenseman Eric Gelinas from Albany (AHL) Monday while placing forward Patrik Elias on injured reserve.

Gelinas had been assigned to the AHL club, but his stay was brief.

Elias, suffering from lower body soreness, was put on IR retroactive to Dec. 31, when he was shoved into the boards by Pittsburgh's Tanner Glass. He did not practice Monday.

Devils' practice lines:

Dainius Zubrus-Travis Zajac-Jaromir Jagr
Reid Boucher-Andrei Loktionov-Mike Sislo
Ryane Clowe-Adam Henrique-Michael Ryder
Ryan Carter-Stephen Gionta-Steve Bernier
Jacob Josefson-Cam Janssen

Devils' defense:

Andy Greene-Mark Fayne
Jon Merrill-Marek Zidlicky
Bryce Salvador-Anton Volchenkov
Eric Gelinas-Adam Larsson

Goalies:

Martin Brodeur
Cory Schneider

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers has an afternoon phone hearing with the NHL Monday regarding his illegal check to the head on Zubrus Saturday night.

Zubrus is okay and practiced with the Devils.

Myers told The Buffalo News: “It happened pretty quick, but I felt like I got all shoulder."