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16 Jacob Josefson C
Height/Weight: 6-1/190 | Birthdate: 3/2/1991 | Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden | Team: New Jersey Devils | College: None | NHL Experience: 4 | Salary: $900,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/0
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10/24/2014

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson To Make Season Debut Friday

News: Jacob Josefson will make his season debut Friday against the Stars, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: With Jordin Tootoo (bruised foot) landing on IR, Jacob Josefson will be tasked with taking his place on the Devils' fourth line. Josefson had been a healthy scratch in each of the Devils' previous six games of the season and figures to return to the press box when Tootoo is activated from IR, which could happen at some point next week.

7/17/2014

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson Inks Two-Year Contract

News: Jacob Josefson has officially agreed to a two-year, $1.6 million contract with the Devils, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: The deal is a one-way contract, likely securing Jacob Josefson's spot on the opening-night roster as a depth center. He notched just three points, four PIM and 15 hits in 27 games with the Devils last season, numbers that don't give him much fantasy appeal.

7/15/2014

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson Expected To Sign Tuesday

News: Jacob Josefson is expected to sign a deal with the Devils on Tuesday, The Record reports.
Analysis: Jacob Josefson appeared in 27 games for the Devils last season, recording a goal and two assists to go with four penalty minutes.

4/15/2014

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson Wasn't Far Off Return

News: Jacob Josefson (foot) acknowledged that he likely would have been available for the playoffs had the Devils earned a berth, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Jacob Josefson missed the final five games with a foot injury, but this bit of news suggests that he enters the offseason in rather sound health.

4/11/2014

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson Not Traveling With Team

News: Jacob Josefson (foot) didn't travel with the Devils for Thursday's game in Ottawa, reports Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger.
Analysis: This is actually two pieces of news, as Jacob Josefson's injury had not previously been clarified; we now know it's to his left foot.

4/5/2014

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson Out Saturday

News: Jacob Josefson (undisclosed) is out for Saturday's game, Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: The Devils lost a trio of forwards to injuries Friday, and none of the three -- Jacob Josefson, Adam Henrique, and Patrik Elias -- will play in Saturday's game.

4/4/2014

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson Suffers Undisclosed Injury

News: Jacob Josefson left Friday's game due to an undisclosed injury, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: With Jacob Josefson, Patrik Elias (head), and Adam Henrique (undisclosed) all suffering injuries during Friday's game, defenseman Eric Gelinas is being used as a winger. Unlike Henrique and Elias, Josefson has not officially been ruled out for the night by the team.

2/17/2014

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson A Habitual Healthy Scratch

News: Jacob Josefson has appeared in just two games since being activated from injured reserve Jan. 16.
Analysis: With the Devils healthy at the other forward spots for the last month, coach Pete DeBoer has settled on Stephen Gionta as his fourth-line center, leaving Jacob Josefson as a regular healthy scratch. Josefson's situation is unlikely to change dramatically after the break.

1/16/2014

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils Activate Josefson

News: Jacob Josefson (illness) was activated from injured reserve Thursday, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Jacob Josefson had been sidelined since Jan. 4 after contracting the flu during a trip to Buffalo, but it appears he's regained his strength after sitting out the last two weeks. It remains unclear if he'll be used in the lineup Thursday vs. the Avalanche.

1/8/2014

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson Suffering From Illness

News: Jacob Josefson is expected to miss a few days with a virus, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: The Devils placed Jacob Josefson on IR on Wednesday, so the forward will miss at least the next week. He's only suited up for 16 games this season, so his absence shouldn't have too much of an impact outside of the deepest fantasy leagues.

1/8/2014

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Place Josefson On IR

News: The Devils placed Jacob Josefson (undisclosed) on IR on Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: Jacob Josefson has often been a healthy scratch this season, but it's possible that whatever injury is responsible for this IR stint is to blame. The center has just one assist in 16 games so far this season.

10/18/2013

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson Struggling To Find Ice Time

News: Jacob Josefson was a healthy scratch Thursday against the Senators.
Analysis: DNPs have been all too common this season for Jacob Josefson, who has only played in one game this season. While the 22-year-old has some potential, it's very telling that he can't even see regular ice time for a Devils squad that is 0-4-3. He could be sent to the AHL when Ryane Clowe is activated from injured reserve.

7/18/2013

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils Re-Sign Josefson

News: Jacob Josefson re-signed with the Devils with a one-year, one-way contract Thursday, the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Jacob Josefson has played parts of the last three seasons with the Devils as well as spending time with AHL Albany. In 22 games with the Devils last season, he scored a goal and two assists. He will likely be mainly a depth player for the Devils in 2013-14.

6/27/2013

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils Qualify Josefson

News: Jacob Josefson, a restricted free agent, has been issued a qualifying offer by the Devils, according to Europe's Pro Hockey Magazine via the Newark Star-Ledger's Rich Chere.
Analysis: This isn't much of a surprise as the Devils are keen to keep the budding two-way forward in Newark. Jacob Josefson has endured a handful of injuries that have cost him substantial time over the last three seasons, but has never been projected as a player to light up the scoreboard. He's a versatile defensive forward that helps the Devils in all game situations.

4/23/2013

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson Scores First

News: In his 20th game of the season, Jacob Josefson scored his first goal Tuesday, a first-period tally in a 3-2 win over Montreal.
Analysis: Jacob Josefson showed a bit more of a scoring touch for AHL Albany this season, scoring 10 goals to go with 15 assists in 38 games, but the 22-year-old still hasn't developed an offensive game that most fantasy owners would find worth noticing.

4/19/2013

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson To Return To The Lineup

News: Jacob Josefson will return to the lineup Thursday when the Devils face the Flyers, the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Jacob Josefson has been a healthy scratch in the Devils' last three games, but will get a chance to crack the lineup with Andrei Loktionov out of the lineup. Josefson has only one assist in 17 games this season as the Devils look to end their 10-game losing streak Thursday.

4/5/2013

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson Recalled From AHL

News: Jacob Josefson was recalled from AHL Albany on Friday, according to Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record.
Analysis: Jacob Josefson has one assist on the season with the Devils over 16 games. He will provide some depth on one of the lower lines for the time being.

2/25/2013

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson Heads To AHL

News: Jacob Josefson has been returned to AHL Albany, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis: Jacob Josefson should be back in time, but with just one point and two PIMs in 16 games to date, his fantasy impact with the big club has been minimal.

2/24/2013

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Josefson Limited In Return To Devils

News: Jacob Josefson played 8:57 in Sunday's loss to the Jets, his first game back with the Devils after being sent down to Albany (AHL) last Sunday.
Analysis: Odds are Jacob Josefson will not get too much ice time while up with the big club. He's being deployed in a limited checking role and likely will spend time alternating between being a healthy scratch, fourth-liner or AHL call-up.

2/24/2013

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson Recalled From AHL

News: Jacob Josefson was recalled from AHL Albany on Sunday, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis: Jacob Josefson was demoted last week after putting up just one point (an assist) in 15 games with the Devils this season. He's been successful with Albany this year (9G, 12A in 31 games), and he'll get another chance with Ryan Carter (head) on the mend.

2/17/2013

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils Send Down Josefson

News: Jacob Josefson has been sent down to the AHL, ESPN's Katie Strang reports. According to Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record, Coach Peter DeBoer said he expects Josefson to be back up with the Devils later this season.
Analysis: In 15 games this season, Jacob Josefson has recorded just one point and a minus-8 rating. Playing down in the AHL will give him a better opportunity to improve his game for the time being. Josefson had been seeing limited minutes with a host of different linemates.

1/31/2013

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Josefson Latest Devil On Top Line

News: Jacob Josefson skated with Travis Zajac and Ilya Kovalchuk during Thursday's morning skate and will play there against the Islanders, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis: Jacob Josefson will be at least the third official left winger on the team's top line over their five games, having used Mattias Tedenby and Stefan Matteau there as well. Josefson has been playing solid two-way hockey lately for the Devils, usually leaning more toward the defensive side. If he can complement Zajac and Kovalchuk, Josefson could show what offensive skills he has. Regardless, he's a smart player positionally and a strong skater. Wait to see what his ice time is over the next three games to see if he's worth a roster add in deeper leagues.

1/22/2013

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson Returns to Practice

News: Jacob Josefson (foot) returned to practice Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: All signs point to Jacob Josefson being able to play Tuesday against the Flyers unless he suffers a setback during practice.

1/21/2013

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils Rest Josefson

News: Jacob Josefson, who has been nursing a sore foot, sat out practice Monday, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: The Devils noted that Jacob Josefson was "resting" Monday and is expected to play Tuesday against the Flyers.

1/19/2013

Jacob Josefson, C, NJ

Jacob Josefson

Devils' Josefson (Foot) Participates In Morning Skate

News: Jacob Josefson (foot) was present at Saturday morning's skate, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis: It looks like Jacob Josefson will play in Saturday's season opener against the Islanders, as expected.