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Langenbrunner, Corrente return to lineup

Thursday, 12.2.2010 / 2:00 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Langenbrunner, Corrente return to lineup
Jamie Langenbrunner
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Jamie Langenbrunner admitted to being concerned after he went headfirst into the boards on Nov. 10. Langenbrunner fell awkwardly, the result of a hook from Buffalo’s Tyler Ennis.

He finished the game, but would miss the next eight with a neck injury. Now he’s ready to return tonight against Montreal. It’s a relief that it wasn't a bigger setback for the captain, who will skate with Ilya Kovalchuk and Travis Zajac.

“Any time you get injured, especially maybe in that area, maybe you’re a little more cautious than other times,” Langenbrunner said. “I think we knew we had a pretty good grasp on what it was right away and just treated it as such.”

The Devils (8-14-2) have shown signs of righting the ship, especially at home. They have won four straight at Prudential Center since going winless in their first seven in Newark. Langenbrunner has liked what he’s seen from the club in his absence.

“From afar, I think our game is getting back to where it needs to be,” he said. “We’re beginning to play as a team and the results are starting to show because of that. We still have some steps to take. Consistency is going to be the biggest one, doing that night in, night out and beginning to dig ourselves out of this hole that we’ve put ourselves in.”

Langenbrunner has three goals, six assists in 16 games, averaging 18:32 of ice time a game. He won’t know if he’s ready for that workload until the game’s underway.

“Obviously you can’t simulate playing in the game and that’s the hardest thing for anybody coming back from an injury is getting back into that game feel,” he said. “I think just the way guys have been playing, it’s been good and hopefully I can just add something to the lineup.”

Matt Corrente (two games, upper body) also returns to the lineup tonight.

“Jamie and Corrente are good to go,” head coach John MacLean said. “We look forward to getting them both back in the lineup.”

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 69 16 24 -3 40
M. Cammalleri 62 25 13 3 38
P. Elias 63 11 21 -16 32
S. Gomez 52 7 24 -7 31
S. Bernier 61 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 68 11 12 -4 23
A. Larsson 58 3 19 3 22
A. Greene 76 3 18 3 21
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 56 6 11 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 28 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47