Devils' Ponikarovsky Returning Friday: Alexei Ponikarovsky (lower body) will return to the lineup Friday against Tampa Bay, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports. (Updated 3/30/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/23/13).
Alexei Ponikarovsky has missed the last week of games with a lower-body injury but will be back to give the Devils' forward corps a boost. (Updated 3/30/13).
04/20/2013 15:42 Devils cling to hope, storm past woeful Panthers
Patrik Elias scored twice and the New Jersey Devils kept their faint playoff hopes alive by rallying from a two-goal deficit for a 6-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday.
Though Alexei Ponikarovsky is only two years removed from a 2009-2010 season that saw him register 50 points in 77 games, players at his age have an unfortunate history of depreciating in fantasy value at a sharp rate. Poni acquitted himself well to New Jersey following a mid-season trade from Carolina, playing a steady role in the club's run to the Stanley Cup Finals. The 32-year old Russian has likely entered into a phase of his career rife with one-year contracts, and his enjoying top-six forward minutes with the Jets in 2012-2013 is by no means a guarantee. If he latches on to a semblance of a scoring role, Ponikarovsky is worth a look in deep leagues. (Updated 8/14/12)