Next appearance will be the 700th of his NHL career...Among NHL d'men since 2003-04, ranks 12th with 699 GP, 15th with 78g, ninth (tie, B. Rafalski) with 289a, 11th with 367 pts and fourth (tie, 3 others) with 53 PPG…2013-14: Finished first among Devils’ d'men/fifth on team with 12g-30a-42pts; 12g were second-most (tie, ’08-09) of NHL career (14, ‘03-04)...Led squad with 8 PPG; was team’s first rear-guard since 2003-04 (S. Niedermayer, 9) to accomplish feat…Also led club with 60 PIM; was first d'man since ‘05-06 (C. White, 91) to do so…Totaled 9 multi-point games, including three 2g efforts: Apr. 13 vs. Boston, Jan. 3 vs. Chi. and Dec. 21 at Wsh...Notched 2nd career OT goal Jan. 11 vs. Fla...Recorded points in season-high 4 consecutive games Mar. 4-11 (1g-4a-5pts)...Missed game Dec. 7 at NYR with upper body injury...Represented Czech Republic at Olympics for 3rd time; had 2g-2a-4pts in 5 games in Sochi.
* Picked up two assists in Game Three, giving him three helpers in the past three contests.
* Collected his fourth career playoff assist in Game Two (on Alexander Radulov's power-play goal), in addition to leading all skaters in blocked shots with four.