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McKenna recalled from Albany (AHL)

Devils make emergency recall following Brodeur setback

Friday, 11.19.2010 / 11:38 AM ET / 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 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