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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

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 67 16 24 -2 40
M. Cammalleri 60 25 12 5 37
S. Gomez 50 7 24 -7 31
P. Elias 61 10 20 -16 30
S. Bernier 59 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 66 11 12 -2 23
A. Larsson 56 3 19 3 22
A. Greene 74 3 17 5 20
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 54 6 11 -2 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 27 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 4 3 .919 2.42