Gelinas is in his first full season with Colorado after being acquired by the team at the trade deadline last year from New Jersey in exchange for a 2017 3rd round pick. However, he has played a sparing role this season, suiting up in just seven games, recording one assist while averaging just 12:30 per game.
The 25 year old is best known for his offensive skill set and size. He has 55 points (14-41-55) in just 169 games and at 6’4, possesses ideal size for a defender. However, his play in his own end isn’t the sharpest and as a result, he had been deployed by the Devils as a forward or strictly a power play specialist at times before they dealt him last season.
Gelinas is in the final season of a two year deal that carries a cap hit of $1.575MM. He’s eligible for restricted free agency at the end of the season and will be due a qualifying offer of $1.65MM.
Still on the waiver wire, Friedman also reported in that tweet that Nashville defender Adam Pardy cleared waivers. He signed a one year, two-way NHL deal with the team on Wednesday but had to clear waivers to return to Milwaukee of the AHL.