NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Eric Gelinas will get a fresh start in Colorado.
The Devils traded the veteran defenseman to the Avalanche on Monday for a third-round draft pick in 2017.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie's Remains Found In Florida Nature Reserve, Officials Say
Gelinas had one goal, five assists and 16 penalty minutes in 34 games this season for New Jersey. He had been scratched in the Devils’ nine previous games.READ MORE: Man Taken Into Custody After Shooting Just Steps Away From Bronx School
A former second-round pick of the Devils in 2009, Gelinas had 54 points in 156 NHL games. The 6-foot-4, 215 pounder is signed through next season at $1.575 million.MORE NEWS: Paterson Youth Football Team Gets $10,000 Gift From New York Giants, Dunkin' Donuts
The Devils entered play Monday in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, three points out of the final playoff berth with 19 games to play.