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Devils notes 11.9.10

Brodeur improving; White returns, hopeful to play Wednesday

Tuesday, 11.9.2010 / 11:07 AM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Colin White likely back on Wednesday.
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Colin White returned to the ice for the first time in nearly a week, but there was still no Martin Brodeur at Devils practice on Tuesday. Brodeur suffered a bruised right elbow in Chicago on Nov. 3 and sat out Friday's meeting with the Rangers, as did White.

Head coach John MacLean said he hasn't decided who will start Wednesday's home matchup with Buffalo. Brodeur said he expected to take part in morning skate, but Johan Hedberg would be available for his second straight start if Brodeur can't go.

"Right now, Heddy's ready to play," MacLean said. "We'll reevaluate Marty in the morning. Heddy's going to get ready, and we'll see how Marty is tomorrow."

Brodeur was upbeat about his progress.

"Everything is doing better," he said. "It's going to be sooner than later now. I feel today is a big improvement from yesterday. I should be skating in the morning."

A positive sign is that Brodeur will suit up in the morning. He has not practiced at all this week.

"I want to get back on the ice and get back at it," he said. "Regardless of how I feel, I'm going on the ice tomorrow. I don't know if it's going to be with the team or not, but I just have to start skating because I think it's going to be really close."

White, meanwhile, is over the flu, and hopes to return Wednesday. The Devils (4-10-1) will be seeking their first home win in seven tries.

"I don't know what it was, but I know it wasn't any fun, that's for sure," White said. Though he didn't practice Monday, he came to the rink to get some fluids into his system.

"I lost a bit of weight," he said. "It's no fun."

White started feeling the bug after the team returned from Chicago last week.

"I'm glad it's over with," he said.

Brian Rolston is close, but seems more likely to play Friday against Edmonton. Rolston underwent sports hernia surgery last month and has missed 13 games.

"He looked good, I talked to him after practice," MacLean said. "I'm going to wait until the morning, but probably leaning toward holding him one more game. We'll see."

Mattias Tedenby was recalled from Albany (AHL)  on Monday, and will likely to make his NHL debut against Buffalo. The Devils' first-round pick in 2008, Tedenby would be the eighth player to do so this season.

"I thought they looked good in practice and we'll see how they look tomorrow night as a unit," MacLean said of Tedenby's line with Patrik Elias and Jason Arnott.

The coach knows his squad needs wins. He's hopeful that three days of practice will get them pointed in the right direction.

"We're trying to get the puck at the net, work on the power play – things that we had been working on," he said. "We're the ones that have to get out of it. Players, coaches, the whole thing, we're the ones that have to get out of it here. It is what it is right now. We can't pretend that it's something it's not. It is what it is. We're the ones that have to get out of it and be ticked off about it to get the win."

The Devils have split two meetings with Buffalo, most recently a 6-1 loss at Prudential Center on Oct. 23.

Tuesday's lines:
Ilya Kovalchuk-Travis Zajac-Jamie Langenbrunner
Patrik Elias-Jason Arnott-Mattias Tedenby
Alexander Vasyunov/Brian Rolston-Dainius Zubrus-David Clarkson
Rod Pelley-Adam Mair-Stephen Gionta

Defense: Colin White-Henrik Tallinder, Anton Volchenkov-Andy Greene, Olivier Magnan-Matt Taormina, Matt Corrente

In net: Johan Hedberg, goaltending coach Chris Terreri

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59