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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.”

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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