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McKenna recalled from Albany (AHL)

Devils make emergency recall following Brodeur setback

Friday, 11.19.2010 / 11:38 AM / News
By Eric Marin
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The Devils recalled goaltender Mike McKenna today under emergency conditions while awaiting further word on the status of Martin Brodeur’s right elbow.

Brodeur aggravated the injury in last night’s 3-1 loss to the Maple Leafs. He collided with Toronto’s Mike Brown late in the second period and was relieved by Johan Hedberg to start the third.

Brodeur returned to New Jersey last night for reevaluation. The Devils close out their three-game road trip tomorrow night in St. Louis.

The original injury happened in Chicago on Nov. 3, when a Patrick Kane shot found an unprotected spot on Brodeur’s right elbow. He was forced to miss two games, then returned to start the next three.

Brodeur has said he ices the elbow multiple times a day, and has begun wearing the same padded elastic sleeve used by NBA players. He also had a padded flap stitched onto his chest protector. He has used the same model for years because he says it offers him better flexibility than today's styles.

This is the second recall in less than two weeks for McKenna, who backed up Hedberg in a shootout loss to Buffalo on Nov. 10. He's 2-4-0 in seven appearances with the Devils' AHL affiliate.

Stats and facts
-- Patrik Elias leads the Devils with 11 points, including six in the last six games. He had two assists in 5-3 win at Chicago, 5-4 shootout loss to Buffalo and 4-3 overtime win over Edmonton.

-- David Clarkson has registered a team-leading 57 shots in 19 games. That's more than half the 106 shots he recorded last season, when a leg injury limited him to 46 appearances.

-- Jason Arnott has lit the lamp for a team-leading six goals, and is the only Devil with as many as two on the power play. New Jersey’s home power play ranks sixth overall with five goals in 20 opportunities (25%). On the road, the power play comes in last with one goal in 36 chances (2.8%).

-- Dainius Zubrus has a goal and an assist in three games since snapping a six-game points drought. He’s currently tied for fourth in team scoring.

-- Alexander Vasyunov has four points in his first 10 NHL games, including a goal and two assists in his last four outings. He set up Zubrus for the lone New Jersey goal in Thursday’s 3-1 loss at Toronto. Vasyunov, who skated on the top line with Zubrus and Ilya Kovalchuk, leads the Devils with a plus-3 rating. He was the Devils’ second-round pick, 58th overall, in 2006.

-- Andy Greene has shouldered the bulk of the blueline workload, and averages a team-leading 23:07 of ice time. He’s logged over 27 minutes twice this season, most recently 27:39 versus Edmonton on Nov. 12.

-- Rod Pelley and Travis Zajac have each won 55.8% of their draws to tie for the team lead. Zajac has won 179 of 321, Pelley 87 of 156. Arnott has prevailed in 109 of 213 (51.2%).

-- With not even a quarter of the season complete, the Devils have logged nearly half as many man games lost to injury as they did in all of 2009-10. Just 19 games in, Devils players have missed a total of 110 games: Matt Taormina (two games, ankle), Jamie Langenbrunner (three games, neck), Zach Parise (seven games, knee; out three months following arthroscopic surgery), Jacob Josefson (nine games, hand surgery), Mark Fraser (15 games, hand surgery), Bryce Salvador (19 games, concussion), and Anssi Salmela (19 games, knee surgery).

There were 259 man games lost to injury last season when several players were sidelined for substantial stretches: Paul Martin (59 games, forearm), Zubrus (30 games, leg; one game, illness), Clarkson (36 games, ankle/lower body), Elias (13 games, groin; 10 games, concussion), Jay Pandolfo (17 games, shoulder).

Pandolfo, a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Devils, has signed a pro tryout agreement with the Springfield Falcons (AHL). He played 13 NHL seasons – all in New Jersey – scoring 99 goals, 124 assists in 819 career games.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
11 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
M. Cammalleri 52 24 10 5 34
A. Henrique 57 12 20 -2 32
P. Elias 54 10 17 -12 27
S. Gomez 40 5 19 -10 24
T. Zajac 56 10 10 -3 20
S. Bernier 49 10 9 0 19
A. Larsson 46 3 16 5 19
M. Ryder 44 6 12 -2 18
A. Greene 64 2 13 7 15
E. Gelinas 44 5 9 -2 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 24 23 6 .928 2.17
K. Kinkaid 3 4 3 .915 2.59