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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News:Jacob Josefson (foot) did not practice Friday, The Bergen Report's Tom Gulitti reports. He is expected to play in Saturday's opener against the Islanders.
Analysis: The Devils said Jacob Josefson was just resting his sore foot Friday.
News: Devils' coach Peter DeBoer expects Jacob Josefson (foot) to play Saturday against the Islanders, Tom Gulitti of The Bergen Record reports.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson recorded nine points and had a plus-10 rating in 41 games last year. Although his point totals won't impress many fantasy owners, he won 51.1% of his faceoffs last season, so whomever he plays with should benefit from him being healthy.
News:Jacob Josefson skated with the team Tuesday after sitting out the first two days of training camp, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports
Analysis: It's unclear whether Jacob Josefson is participating fully in practice. Either way, it's encouraging that he's out on the ice with his teammates. Based on his timeline, the team expects him to be available for Saturday's regular season opener.
Devils' Josefson (Lower Body) Absent From First Practice
News:Jacob Josefson (lower body) did not skate during Sunday's practice.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson acquired the lower body injury while playing with AHL Albany, but he was expected to be available for the Devils' first practice session. The team is optimistic he'll be able to practice Tuesday, in which case he'd likely be available for the start of the regular season.
News: A lower body injury kept Jacob Josefson out of AHL Albany's last two games, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: New Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello said that Jacob Josefson skated on his own Saturday and is expected to skate again Monday, with the hope being that he will be able to participate in training camp practices with the Devils sooner rather than later.
News: Through nine games, Jacob Josefson leads all Albany (AHL) skaters in scoring with four goals and two assists.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson needs a full season of playing hockey probably more than any other of the Devils' young players, as he missed the majority of the team's 2011-12 season with injuries to his shoulder and wrist. Don't get too excited about Josefson's offensive output, as he likely won't play at this pace in the NHL. He's a talented two-way player that the Devils typically use in a variety of situations, with a focus on limiting the opposition's scoring chances. Remember his name in keeper leagues, just don't expect a point-per-game pace.
News:Jacob Josefson will make his season debut with AHL Albany on Saturday, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson, the Devils' first-round pick in 2009, saw action in 41 games with New Jersey last season. He will play in the minors during the NHL lockout but figures to join the Devils when the action resumes.
News:Jacob Josefson will be a healthy scratch for Wednesday's Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson played in the final three games of the Eastern Conference Finals after recovering from a broken wrist suffered in the regular season's final week. He, along with most of the Devils, have not done much in the three games of the Finals and will yield his spot to veteran Petr Sykora. The Devils need offense and Josefson is more of a defensive minded two-way centerman.
News:Jacob Josefson played 12:58 in Monday's Game 4 victory over the Rangers in Monday's Eastern Conference Finals, his first game since April 3 after suffering a broken wrist.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson is a versatile forward that is expected to shut down the opposition but can also chip in offensively when needed. The game was his first since injuring his wrist late in the regular season in a game against the Islanders.
Devils' Josefson Confirmed Active For Monday's Game 4
News: Updating a previous report, Devils coach Pete DeBoer said Jacob Josefson (wrist) will indeed be active for Game 4 on Monday, the Devils' official Twitter reports.
Analysis: As expected, Jacob Josefson is in for the Devils while Petr Sykora is a healthy scratch. Josefson has not played in a game since April 3.
News:Jacob Josefson (wrist) will play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson hasn't played since fracturing his wrist April 3. At this point in the playoffs, a young player like Josefson with fresh legs could give the Devils a spark. Petr Sykora will probably be scratched to make room for Josefson.
News:Jacob Josefson (wrist) is likely to be available before the Eastern Conference Finals series' against the Rangers wraps up, Devils coach Pete DeBoer tells the Bergen County Record.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson has been out since April 3 with a fractured wrist. Josefson, who took part in practice on Friday, finished with seven assists and two goals on the season.
Devils' Josefson Hopes To Play In Eastern Conference Finals
News:Jacob Josefson (wrist) hopes to play in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Rangers, but he still doesn't know when he'll be able to practice with the team, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis: The series began Monday with a Game 1 victory by the Rangers, with Game 2 slated for Wednesday. While the 21-year-old Jacob Josefson is hopeful that he can return at some point, he'll likely need to turn in some contact practice before making into a game. Josefson recorded a plus-10 ratio in his 41 games this season, but he hasn't played since Apr. 3.
News:Jacob Josefson (wrist) skated on his own Thursday and Friday, the first time since breaking his wrist on April 3, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson has missed considerable time this season due to both a broken wrist and a fractured collarbone, but could see some action in the Eastern Conference Finals if the Devils suffer any injuries. Josefson is a solid defensive forward that can chip in occasionally offensively.
News:Jacob Josefson (wrist) has not resumed skating, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said Tuesday that Jacob Josefson will resume skating "shortly," but it's uncertain whether Josefson will be available to play at any point in the series against Philadelphia.
News:Jacob Josefson (wrist) was fitted with a smaller cast Tuesday, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson is three weeks into his recovery from a fractured left wrist. The Devils are down 3-2 to the Panthers, but if they are able to get past Florida, Josefson might be available at some point in their next series.
News:Jacob Josefson broke his wrist in Tuesday's game with the Islanders and will miss 4-to-6 weeks, according to the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson missed the majority of the season with a broken collarbone and had been finding a niche on the team's checking lines. The timetable for this injury presents a best-case scenario of Josefson returning toward the end of the second round of the playoffs, provided the Devils get that far.
Devils' Josefson Scores For First Time In Nearly A Year
News:Jacob Josefson scored a goal during Friday's contest against the Maple Leafs, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis: It was Jacob Josefson's first goal in nearly a calendar year. He last scored on March 30, 2011 in a game against the Islanders. The 21-year-old played 42 games between goals, and with just six assists this year, he's unlikely to gain fantasy relevance this season. Still, Josefson's a youngster with a lot of time to work on his game.
News:Jacob Josefson notched an assist in Thursday's overtime loss to Boston but is averaging 10:52 of ice time in 24 games.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson has struggled to find a consistent role since returning from the fractured clavicle he suffered in late October and has a mere three points on the season. Josefson is not going to be a big scorer in his career, but he has been seeing fourth-line duty with the Devils finding a solid third line of Steve Bernier, Dainius Zubrus and Alexei Ponikarovsky. Josefson is still more potential than production at this point of his career.
News: The Devils have recalled Jacob Josefson from AHL Albany, the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson has played in nine games for the Devils this season, recording two points and a plus-1 rating.
News: The Devils assigned Jacob Josefson to AHL Albany on Thursday, Tom Gulitti of The Bergen Record reports.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson appeared in four games in his second go-around with the Devils this season but did not record a point. He may be recalled after the All-Star break, but the Devils may be better leaving him at Albany to get regular ice time.
News: Following his call-up from the AHL, Jacob Josefson will play Tuesday against Winnipeg, the Newark Star-Ledger's Rich Chere reports.
Analysis: Josefon skated between Mattias Tedenby and Ryan Carter in Tuesday's morning skate and rejoins the team for the first time since fracturing his clavicle October 21. He played two games in the AHL, and the team's management and coaching staff feel he's ready to return. Jacob Josefson fills a variety of defensive roles for New Jersey and likely will not chip in much offensively.
News: The Devils have recalled Jacob Josefson, ESPN's Katie Strang reports.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson was sent down on a conditioning assignment last week. Aside from those in very deep leagues, fantasy owners can pass on Josefson.
News:Jacob Josefson (clavicle) was assigned to the AHL on Tuesday on a conditioning stint, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis: His assignment comes at the same time as Anton Volchenkov's activation. It's not clear how much more time Jacob Josefson will need to rehab before a return to the NHL is possible.
News:Jacob Josefson (fractured clavicle) did not join the Devils on their road trip to Western Canada and likely will report to the AHL, the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson had been a stretch to play this week despite joining the team for practice last week. Odds are he will play several games at Albany (AHL) as a conditioning stint. Josefson has more value to the Devils than to you roster, but could be worth a look in deep keeper leagues.
News:Jacob Josefson (fractured clavicle) practiced with the Devils Monday and does not feel he will be out "too much longer," according to the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson has been out of action since October 21 when he fractured his collarbone in two places during a game against San Jose. Josefson did not travel with the team to Ottawa for Monday's game, but the Devils have a spate of games next week across western and central Canada that could be possibilities for the versatile Swede.
News:Jacob Josefson (collarbone) has been cleared to begin skating and still is a month or more away from returning to action, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson broke his collarbone in late October and his surgery shortly thereafter was successful. Josefson will resume skating as the injuries are healing. He is a steady two-way center who the Devils feel can make an impact on the club for years to come. Expect news about Josefson within a month, but he won't have a huge offensive impact when he does return.
News:Jacob Josefson (fractured clavicle) is still one-to-two months away from returning to action, but been cleared to resume skating, according to the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson has yet to take to the ice despite being cleared for skating, Gulitti notes. He was slated to be out of action for close to four months and is progressing normally in his rehabilitation. Josefson is a heady two-way player in the early part of his career but is likely worth more to the Devils than your roster.
News:Jacob Josefson (upper body) has been cleared to resume skating, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson, who was expected to miss 3-to-4 months after undergoing surgery in late October, appears to be making good progress in his recovery. However, considering the injury was to his upper body, it's not a huge surprise that he is already skating. Don't consider his return near until he is cleared for contact.
News:Jacob Josefson (broken clavicle) was officially placed on injured reserve Monday, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports. Josefson is expected to miss 3-to-4 months.
Analysis: The move is a mere formality for the Devils, as Jacob Josefson underwent successful surgery to repair a broken clavicle suffered when sliding into the boards Friday against San Jose. The injury is a blow more for the Devils than poolies, as Josefson does a bit of everything for the Devils but without consistent offensive production. The Devils are already down their top center in Travis Zajac and now lose the promising youngster Josefson.
News:Jacob Josefson will miss 3-to-4 months after undergoing shoulder surgery early Saturday morning, the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson suffered a broken clavicle in Friday's game, and doctors wasted little time deciding the optimal path for his recovery. Josefson had just one point in five games this season, but as one of the Devils' better prospects, and the center on the team's second line, he will be missed. Petr Sykora figures to move up to Josefson's spot on the second line.
News:Jacob Josefson suffered a broken clavicle in Friday night's game, the New York Times reports.
Analysis: No word on how long Jacob Josefson might be out. The Devils' depth down middle will be tested now as Travis Zajac is already out with Achilles' injury. Josefson landed awkwardly into the boards during the first period and will be out indefinitely.
News:Jacob Josefson skated between Ilya Kovalchuk and Nick Palmieri during practice Sunday, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis:Jacob Josefson opened the season on the team's third line with, but this situation presents him with more offensive opportunities. The Devils are high on Josefson, but he'll likely develop into more of a two-way center than a dynamic scorer.
News:Jacob Josefson is one of several players resting for Friday's preseason contest against the Islanders, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: No injury concerns here for the budding two-way forward, as it's just a routine day of rest so the Devils can get a look at bubble players, of which Jacob Josefson certainly is not. Josefson will see some time in offensive situations, but he's more of a polished two-way center who needs his offensive ability to catch-up to his positioning and checking. Don't expect large offensive production from the promising Swede despite him being used in every situation.
News:Jacob Josefson was the center on a line with Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson during practice Sunday, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis: The Devils are high on Josefon's potential and obviously want to see how he reacts with a high-scoring winger on his left side. Josefon's more of a complete, two-way forward than a pure playmaker, but the Devils are testing out many players for their second-line center role with Travis Zajac out until November. Jacob Josefson has more value in keeper leagues, but even in scoring situations, the young Sweded likely won't light it up.
News: Josefson assisted on New Jersey's only goal in Thursday's loss to Ottawa, giving him points in three straight games.
Analysis: Josefson's a talented young center for whom New Jersey has high hopes. He's been showing more flashes of offense lately with four points in the last three games after being quite quiet before his recent "outburst." He's more of a two-way prospect than pure offensive skill and had just four points in his first 15 NHL games.
News: Josefson scored his second goal of the season and second in as many games in Tuesday's win over Atlanta.
Analysis: Josefson has struggled early in his NHL career with just four points in his first 15 games, but he's one of New Jersey's best prospects and he still has a bright future ahead of him.
News: Josefson scored his first NHL goal and added an assist in Saturday's OT win over the Islanders.
Analysis: He has decent keeper value but his single-year value is negligible. Still, it was a nice night for the kid.
News: Josefson has been recalled from AHL Albany, the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Josefson has not recorded a point in six games with the big club thus far, but he'll get another look starting Thursday, at least at practice.
News: Josefson has been sent to the AHL, NewJerseyDevils.com reports.
Analysis: Josefson hadn't been able to post any points in his six appearances in the NHL this year. The young player is someone to keep in mind in the future, but his short-term relevance appears to be rather low.
News: Josefson (hand) will visit with a doctor January 3, with the hope of being cleared to practice, reports Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record.
Analysis: By January, Josefson will have already gone over his 6-8 weeks of expected recovery time from the late October injury. Once he returns, a rookie coming off an injury isn't usually one to rely on for good fantasy production.
News: Josefson's yet to skate following hand surgery, but has worked out away from the ice, the Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Josefson has not made any sort of impact with the Devils in his first year as a pro, with the injury certainly getting in the way of his development. Still, we don't recommend losing track of Josefson for future fantasy seasons. In time, we expect him to be a difference maker as it applies to fantasy hockey.
News: Josefson is expected to miss six to eight weeks because of a hand injury that will require surgery, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: So much for the injury not being serious. Further tests must have revealed more extensive damage, and you can write off the rookie until December at the earliest.
News: Josefson will sit out Friday night's game against the Ducks after being slashed on his right hand -- and then falling on the same hand -- in Wednesday's game in San Jose, The Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: The injury doesn't sound serious, and the forward is hopeful he can play in Saturday night's game against the Kings. Josefson is still looking for his first NHL point.