Thursday, March 7, 2013
Brodeur status (update)
By Victoria Matiash
UPDATE: Goaltender Martin Brodeur could be out a while yet.
While dismissing the notion that Brodeur had suffered some sort of "setback", the general manager of the New Jersey Devils admitted his No. 1 netminder is still bothered by a sore back. (The Star-Ledger)
“It’s his back. You know backs. He was day-to-day and now the doctors feel he needs to rest a little more,” Lou Lamoriello explained. “When will he come back? Will it be three days, four days, five days? It could be a week from now. We don’t know. He was day-to-day. It’s just taking a little longer. He just didn’t feel better.”
So another week, maybe. Meanwhile, Keith Kinkaid was reassigned to Albany (AHL) and Jeff Frazee was recalled to back up Johan Hedberg in Brodeur's absence. Hedberg has struggled since subbing in, and the Devils are winless in six straight.
UPDATE: The New Jersey Devils have placed goaltender Martin Brodeur on injured reserve, retroactive to Feb. 24. He isn't eligible to play until Monday, versus the Toronto Maple Leafs. AHL call-up Keith Kinkaid is expected to back up Johan Hedberg in the meanwhile.
The New Jersey Devils may turn to Johan Hedberg for the next game or two. As per ESPNNewYork.com's Katie Strang, No. 1 Martin Brodeur is listed as day-to-day with a reported case of "soreness".
The Devils have recalled goaltender Keith Kinkaid from the AHL Albany Devils to back up Hedberg, if necessary. Sporting a 17-11-5 record overall, the 23-year-old hasn't been at his best (3.96 goals-against average, .852 save percentage) during the month of February.