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Brodeur ready to go if needed

Possible for Wednesday's home game vs. Toronto

Tuesday, 11.1.2011 / 2:14 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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After missing nearly three weeks with a bruised right shoulder, Martin Brodeur confirmed Tuesday he’s ready to play.

“I felt really good today,” Brodeur said. “I told Chris [goalie coach Terreri] that if they needed me tomorrow, I'll be OK to play. We’ll see what happens with that.”

Brodeur had a chance to test the shoulder and said it was all systems go.

“I’m happy about the practice I had today,” he said. “It was probably the hardest as far as reaction-wise and competing-wise that I was able to do. It was a really good sign for me. I felt good for a week now with not much trouble.”

The Devils host Toronto on Wednesday and visit Philadelphia on Thursday. The back-to-back scenario would give Brodeur and Johan Hedberg the opportunity to split the workload.

Coach Peter DeBoer indicated a decision would be made after a discussion with the training staff.

But even having Brodeur back at 100 percent health is significant.

“I’m sure it gives you a lift,” DeBoer said. “Obviously, he may be the best goaltender of all-time and one of the leaders in the dressing room. I think just having him healthy, whether he’s playing or on the bench, can definitely help.”

Brodeur has missed six games since getting hurt against the Kings on Oct. 13.

"It’s a lot of games, it’s a lot of time to miss," he said. "I think you want to be a part of the team, so every time you’re injured, they kind of put you aside to a certain extent. It’s kind of nice to be back this week practicing with the guys.”

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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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