Devils left wing Patrik Elias skated on his own this morning for the first time since having arthroscopic groin surgery three weeks ago in Philadelphia.
"He did skate this morning, so it will be just a gradual thing until we see where he goes," Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said.
Lamoriello said that Elias' recovery has been on target so far for what they expected. The Devils originally said that Elias would be back in three to six weeks following the surgery, but Lamoriello wouldn't say this morning that Elias will definitely be back within three more weeks.
"I don't want to put any timetable on it," Lamoriello said. "Nothing has changed, but these are things that you have to wait and see. Everything is on progression right now."
Defenseman Mark Fraser will practice today with the team. Fraser was injured in a fight with Philadelphia's Daniel Carcillo on Sept. 24 and began the season on injured reserve with a suspected head injury.
"He'll practice today and we'll see what the doctors say," Lamoriello said.
The Devils will practice at noon today.