NSHNashville Predators
2015 Record: 6-2-2
#23 Martin Gelinas
Aug 7: It's looking unlikely the Predators will re-sign veteran Gelinas, who drew praise for his leadership last season, the Nashville Tennessean reports. "I wish we had a position for him because he's good as a fourth-line guy, with penalty-killing and leadership," general manager David Poile said. "But right now we have those guys. You never say never, but it's a long shot." The Preds could be leaning more on their younth and prospects in the coming season, as each of these veteran players pass from free agency on to other teams.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jul 1: Gelinas became an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday, the Nashville Tennessean reports. "I love Nashville and I hope I can come back," Gelinas said. "That's my No. 1 priority. Right now, they're squeezed a little too tight." The team is committed to too many forwards and even the valuable veteran presence of Gelinas may be expendable.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jun 2: Gelinas' agent, Steve Kotlowitz, said Gelinas (knee) is ahead of schedule in recovering from his knee injury and is expected to do some skating this week, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Gelinas' veteran presence was very important in the Preds' locker room last season. His recovery and rehab are still progressing, but it remains to be seen if the Preds will offer him a contract extension. The upcoming NHL entry draft and other free agent signings could have a big impact on whether the Preds choose to re-sign Gelinas.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 10: Gelinas (knee) and Jed Ortmeyer (knee), who both suffered season-ending knee injuries in late February, are expected to make the trip to Detroit for the playoff opener with the Red Wings, the Nashville Tennessean reports. "They have been part of it all year," coach Barry Trotz said. "They all deserve to come." Trotz is honoring his veteran forward by allowing him and Ortmeyer to make the trip with the team to Detroit for Games 1 and 2. Gelinas' presence on the bench should be a valuable asset for the Preds in this tough playoff matchup.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 18: It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who knows Gelinas (knee), but he's already working hard to recover from season-ending knee surgery earlier this month, the Nashville Tennessean reports. "I was rehabbing the next day," Gelinas said. "The first couple of days were rough. But now I'm riding the bike. I'm moving the leg and getting some more strength." The veteran player is getting an early start on next season. The four to six month recovery period puts Gelinas at about the end of July for a full recovery from the surgery.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 7: The Nashville chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association has nominated Gelinas for the NHL's Masterton Trophy, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Gelinas has been nominated for the NHL's version of the sportsmanship award. He had his season ended prematurely due to a knee injury, but managed to post 20 points and a plus-5 rating in 57 games this season. "Nobody really knew him coming into this year, but he's certainly turned into a real leader for our team on and off the ice," Dan Hamhuis said. "Guys really look up to him, not only for his work ethic, but for his professionalism."

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 5: Despite Gelinas' (knee) age and season-ending knee surgery, coach Barry Trotz thinks the 19-season veteran has some more hockey left in him, the Nashville Tennessean reports. "He's in good physical shape and he works so hard," Trotz said. "He's really got a young man's body. He'll have the operation and get through it. I still think he's probably got some left. He's definitely a guy you want around your young guys." That's some high praise for the 37-year-old Gelinas. We'll see if the Preds' management feels the same during the off season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 4: Gelinas (knee) will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair his torn ACL, putting an end to his season, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Doctors have examined Gelinas' knee and determined that season-ending surgery is the approach to take with his injury. The recovery period for the surgery is about four to six months, so that would allow Gelinas to get ready for next season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 1: Gelinas (knee) is out for Saturday night's game against the Stars, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Gelinas is still waiting for the swelling to go down in his knee so that doctors can evaluate his injury. There is a good chance that his regular season could be over and we'll have to wait and see if surgery will be required.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 24: The injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in Gelinas' (knee) right knee is a tear, the Nashville Tennessean reports. The doctors have told Gelinas to wait two or three weeks for the swelling to go down before deciding to have surgery or play through the injury. The team has moved him to injured reserve as of Saturday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 23: Gelinas (knee) is out indefinitely and will learn more about the extent of his injury Saturday, the Nashville Tennessean reports. This could be the dreaded ACL injury that puts players on the shelf for six to nine months. The doctors will review the results of the MRI with Gelinas on Saturday and we should know more about his status later in the day.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 22: The Predators lost veteran Gelinas (knee) in the second period on Thursday, after he was involved in a big collision with Vancouver defenseman Mattias Ohlund behind the Nashville goal line, the Nashville Tennessean reports. There are concerns that Gelinas may have suffered a ligament injury on Thursday. He was on crutches after the game and will be further evaluated on Friday. Gelinas will definitely be out for Saturday's tilt with the Stars.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 21: Gelinas scored twice and added an assist in Monday's 6-3 win over St. Louis. The gritty veteran hasn't been lighting the lamp too often, with just eight goals in 42 games, but it's always a good sign when the grinders get on the scoreboard. The goals were his first since January 5.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 21: Gelinas netted a pair of goals and added a helper as Nashville skated by St Louis 6-3 on Monday afternoon. Gelinas broke a six game goalless streak and has 17 points (8G, 9A) in 42 games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 6: Gelinas (ankle) had been considered questionable for Saturday's game, but he was in the lineup against Minnesota. The veteran wasted no time in showing he was healthy. Gelinas scored the first goal of the tilt at 6:54 of the first period, giving the Preds the 1-0 lead. He played over 17 minutes and took a team-high five shots on goal. Gelinas should be good to roll from this point forward.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 5: Gelinas hurt his ankle in Thursday's game against the Oilers and may not play Saturday as result, the Nashville Tennessean reports. He's considered questionable, as is teammate Martin Erat. If Gelinas plays and Erat doesn't, he'd like see first-line minutes, but his availability is up in the air and will likely remain that way until the pregame skate.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 22: Gelinas will get to skate with the first scoing line on Saturday night against the Kings, if Martin Erat cannot play due to illness, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Even if Erat can start, we might still see Gelinas with some time on the first scoring line. He's been one of the few Predators to light the lamp of late.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 18: Entering Monday night's game with the Wild, Gelinas has scored goals in two of the past three games. Although the Predators have been struggling to score goals (only three in their last three games), Gelinas has been finding the back of the net of late. Hopefully, he can keep contributing once the rest of the team gets out of this scoring slump.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 25: Gelinas rewarded the energy line on Saturday by recording his second goal of the season in the 4-3 loss to the Wild. Gelinas took a Greg Zanon pass and flipped it by Niklas Backstrom in the second period Saturday night. The trio of Gelinas, Scott Nichol and Jordin Tootoo have been creating a lot of scoring chances of late, but haven't been cashing-in. If this line can contribute more offense it will only help the Predators to win close games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 12: Gelinas picked up an assist in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Blue Jackets. Gelinas made his second start since returning from the shoulder injury which took him out of action for six games. He increased his ice time from just over eight minutes to 11 in Saturday's win. Gelinas assisted on Jordin Tootoo's fourth goal of the season in the third period, and will now try to work his way back up the depth chart.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 7: Gelinas (shoulder) has been cleared by the doctors to return to the lineup and is expected to play against Detroit on Wednesday, the Nashville Tennessean reports. The Preds face a difficult game on Wednesday in Hockey Town and need every veteran player they can get in the lineup. While Gelinas didn't take any hard contact during his rehab, he should be good to go for Wednesday's important game with division rival Detroit.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 6: Gelinas (shoulder) skated Monday and will return to the lineup Wednesday at Detroit or Saturday against Columbus, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Gelinas is looking questionable for Wednesday's game in the Motor City, but he will certainly be back in the lineup for Saturday's tilt with the Blue Jackets. Once Gelinas is activated, Rich Peverley will likely be headed back to Milwaukee of the AHL.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 4: Gelinas (shoulder) is out for Sunday's game against the Blackhawks, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Keep Gelinas benched for just one more game. He should be ready for Wednesday's tilt against Detroit.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 2: Gelinas (shoulder) skated at Centennial Sportsplex on Friday, but will not be joining the team for Sunday's game against the Blackhawks, as had been originally hoped, the Nashville Tennessean reports. It now looks like Gelinas will make his return to the lineup next Wednesday against the Red Wings. He will continue to skate and rehab his injured shoulder over the weekend.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 31: Gelinas (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Gelinas has been dealing with a nagging shoulder injury for over two weeks. His stint on the IR should be short though. Gelinas is expected to be ready when the Predators return home to face the Blackhawks on Nov. 4.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 29: Gelinas (shoulder) did not make the journey to Calgary with the team on Monday, the Nashville Tennessean reports. He was a surprise scratch for the upcoming road trip this week. Gelinas will miss at least the next three games and could possibly rejoin the starting lineup for the Nov. 4 game against the Blackhawks.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 28: Gelinas (shoulder) remains day-to-day with a shoulder injury suffered Oct. 13 against Calgary. He has missed the last two games, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Gelinas played with the bum shoulder for a couple games, but he has taken the last two off to heal for the upcoming road trip. Coach Barry Trotz said that Gelinas will make the trip, so he could return as soon as Tuesday when the Preds take on the Flames in Calgary.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 27: Gelinas (eye) is doubtful for Saturday night's game against the Panthers, the Nashville Tennessean reports. We expect Gelinas to miss his second-straight contest on Saturday at Nashville. He is still recovering from the eye injury he received last Tuesday against the Kings.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 25: Gelinas (eye) is doubtful for Thursday night's game against the Thrashers, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Move Gelinas to the bench for Thursday night's tilt with Atlanta. There is no long-term prognosis on his eye injury, so we'll continue to check in on Gelinas' status over the next few days.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 24: Gelinas took a stick to the eye in the first period of Tuesday's 6-0 loss to the Kings and left the contest with blurred vision, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Predators Coach Barry Trotz said he's doubtful for Thursday's game against Atlanta. We do not know how serious the injury is at this point. However, it looks like Gelinas won't be in the lineup for Thursday night's tilt against the Thrashers. We'll watch his status closely over the next couple days.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 23: It appears the Predators will try some different line combinations Tuesday night against the Kings. At practice on Monday, Gelinas moved up alongside Jason Arnott and J.P. Dumont, taking the spot Scott Nichol had occupied for the last two games, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Gelinas will get a tryout with the first scoring line on Tuesday at Los Angeles. We'll see if this move jump-starts the Preds' stagnant offense.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 16: Gelinas joined David Legwand and Alexander Radulov on a line during Monday's practice, the Nashville Tennessean reports. In an effort to jump start the slumping offense, coach Barry Trotz may mix up the scoring lines in the next game Wednesday at Anaheim. Gelinas skating with Legwand and Radulov could be a preview of things to come.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 5: Gelinas played just over 15 minutes and registered two shots on goal, but was held scoreless in his debut Thursday night as a Predator. Gelinas showed no ill effects from the stitches that were just removed from his right hand. The Radek Bonk, Alexander Radulov and Gelinas line didn't register a point, but did produce five shots on goal.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 3: With stitches still in his hand, Gelinas returned to the ice on Tuesday and participated in his first team practice since cutting his right palm on a rock, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Gelinas expects to have the stitches removed on Thursday before the season opener against the Avs. He will wear a bandage and brace under his glove during the game and doesn't have any concerns about playing Thursday night.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 2: Gelinas skated on his own Monday but has yet to participate in a full practice since cutting the palm of his right hand on a rock during last week's team-building exercises at Fort Campbell, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Gelinas will have his stitches removed either Wednesday or Thursday and he is likely to practice on Wednesday. Coach Barry Trotz said Gelinas will be ready for action for Thursday night's opener against Colorado.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 30: Gelinas needed 15 stitches to close up the cut suffered on his right hand last week, the Nashville Tennessean reports. He said he cut his hand on a rock during team-building exercises in Fort Campbell, Ky. on Wednesday. He skated without a stick on Saturday and hopes to skate with a stick by Tuesday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 15: Gelinas suffered a large gash over his right eye during a drill on Friday at training camp, but he wasn't sure which defenseman's helmet was responsible for the damage, the Nashville Tennessean reports. "It was a one-on-one drill and I kind of went around him, and then I went to get the puck," Gelinas said. "(Trotz) was watching and I think (the defenseman) thought he'd line up an old man like me. His helmet went right into me." Gelinas should be just fine after the injury. The Predators opened camp on Friday with a very spirited pace and physical overtone. Coach Barry Trotz remarked that it was "the finest first day of camp in his decade as Predators coach."

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 14: Coach Barry Trotz said he's interested in taking a look at Gelinas and Vern Fiddler, among others, as potential replacements for Steve Sullivan playing alongside Jason Arnott and J.P. Dumont, the Nashville Tennessean reports. If Gelinas can win the job on the top line with Arnott and Dumont, it will give him a good little "bump" in terms of fantasy value. The veteran forward could see a big increase in scoring, skating on that line.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 3: Gelinas, 37, will be the oldest player ever to take the ice for the Predators, but don't expect the recently signed forward to look like a geezer around younger competition. The 18-year NHL veteran has earned a reputation for his fitness level and, as usual, has been working diligently all summer, the Nashville Tennessean reports. "You know the young guys are only getting bigger and faster and stronger, so you need to do more to keep up," Gelinas said. "I do love to work out and stay fit. I love to compete. And to be able to compete against younger players, you have to put in more effort off the ice." Gelinas attended a conditioning clinic in Vail, CO a couple weeks ago, administered by Florida Panthers strength and conditioning coach Andy O'Brien. Gelinas should be ready for the big role he will have to fill this season in Nashville.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Aug 27: General Manager David Poile pointed out that recently signed Gelinas might step into a more prominent role due to Steve Sullivan's back injury, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Although Gelinas is no Steve Sullivan he will be expected to serve a more offensive role than he was originally expected. Gelinas is far removed from his 30-goal form of several years ago, but he will get plenty of opportunities in Sullivan's abscence.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jul 26: Gelinas signed a one-year contract with the Predators on Thursday, the team's official site reports. He played in all 82 games last year and managed to post 44 points for the Panthers last season even though he was 36. Expect a similar point total this season, with 10-20 goals and 20-30 assists.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jun 30: Gelinas is likely not to re-sign with the Panthers, according to the Palm Beach Post. Gelinas has reportedly moved his family back to Calgary with the preference of signing with a Western Conference club. "I haven't heard from him, (so) I expect at this point he will pursue free agency," Panthers coach and general manager Jacques Martin said.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 30: Gelinas tickled the twine twice including the game-winner in overtime as Florida beat Washington 3-2 on Friday night. Gelinas broke a 14 game goalless drought and now has 43 points (13G, 30A) in 78 games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 20: Gelinas scored twice Saturday to help lead the Panthers to a 4-1 win over the Capitals. He has six points in his last six games and could provide short-term help for fantasy teams beset with injuries.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 10: Gelinas had a nice game on Wednesday night where he scored a goal and assisted on two more and his Panthers won 5-2 over the Penguins. He has been reasonably good over the past month and could make a decent play in deeper leagues and for those owners looking to forward depth. Even though he is a former first round selection, remember that he is on the wrong side of 35.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 27: Gelinas had two assists in a 3-1 win over the slumping Flyers on Wednesday night. It's been a quiet season for the veteran forward and he is unlikely to hit the 35-point mark. He makes for a decent depth player in deeper leagues, but should be ignored by all other managers.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 18: Gelinas (chest/ribs) expects to play in Saturday's game, according to the Palm Beach Post. Gelinas was coughing up blood on Thursday after being hit in the mid-section with the puck. He was held out of the rest of that game as precaution, but is good to go for Saturday's game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 16: Gelinas left Thursday's game after bruising his chest in the second period and didn't return, the Associated Press reports. Gelinas, who was hit hit by a puck, picked up an assist in 6:15 of ice time before leaving the game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 3: Gelinas was a plus-1 with an assist Thursday in Florida's 4-2 win against Toronto. Gelinas won't match his 41-point production from last season, and with the amount of good wingers in the NHL, you should find an option other than Gelinas.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
MORE NHL COVERAGE
NHL HOME PAGE
GELINAS PLAYER CARD
NSH TEAM PAGE
NSH ROSTER
Back to Top
ESPN Mobile Web Home
En Español
ABC News Headlines
Help and Feedback
Search
Terms of Use
Interest-Based Ads
Privacy Policy/Your California Privacy Rights
SIGN IN