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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
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5 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
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13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Stempniak 55 15 25 6 40
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
A. Henrique 53 18 18 14 36
K. Palmieri 55 20 15 3 35
T. Zajac 47 8 18 7 26
D. Schlemko 47 6 9 -8 15
A. Larsson 55 2 11 12 13
D. Severson 51 1 12 -1 13
A. Greene 55 4 6 2 10
J. Josefson 44 3 7 -14 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 24 16 6 .930 2.01
K. Kinkaid 3 5 1 .909 2.52
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