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Brodeur ready to go if needed

Possible for Wednesday's home game vs. Toronto

Tuesday, 11.01.2011 / 2:14 PM / 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

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 34 22 7 5 108 80 49
2 NYI 34 23 11 0 105 94 46
3 MTL 35 22 11 2 95 84 46
4 TBL 36 21 11 4 117 96 46
5 DET 35 18 8 9 100 87 45
6 TOR 35 20 12 3 118 102 43
7 NYR 32 18 10 4 97 83 40
8 WSH 34 17 11 6 99 90 40
9 BOS 35 18 14 3 91 91 39
10 FLA 32 15 9 8 73 82 38
11 PHI 34 14 14 6 97 101 34
12 OTT 34 14 14 6 90 94 34
13 CBJ 33 14 16 3 80 107 31
14 NJD 36 12 17 7 78 104 31
15 BUF 35 13 19 3 69 115 29
16 CAR 34 10 20 4 70 93 24

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 29 9 11 0 20
J. Jagr 35 5 15 -12 20
M. Zidlicky 36 4 13 -5 17
M. Cammalleri 24 11 4 -1 15
M. Ryder 34 4 10 -1 14
P. Elias 29 4 9 -16 13
D. Severson 32 4 8 -4 12
E. Gelinas 29 4 6 2 10
S. Bernier 25 2 7 4 9
A. Greene 36 0 9 -2 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 1 1 2 .939 1.75
C. Schneider 11 16 4 .917 2.51