The Devils have had a few days to recover from various injuries before next skating against Buffalo this Wednesday and they seem to be enjoying the benefits of the time off.
Among those on the uptick is goaltender Martin Brodeur, who didn’t practice Monday, but said his bruised elbow felt “30 percent better.” While he said he would need until Wednesday’s morning skate to properly evaluate his status, he did not rule out returning to action that night.
Here are a few more notes on a quiet Monday in the NHL.
The team’s site expounds on Brodeur’s condition in Eric Marin’s Devils Notes, plus writes about the recall of prospect Mattias Tedenby and the status of Brian Rolston (sports hernia) and Colin White (flu).
Gulitti also offers some notes from practice, including the day’s line combinations:
Forwards: Ilya Kovalchuk-Travis Zajac-Jamie Langenbrunner (Alexander Vasyunov extra); Patrik Elias-Jason Arnott-Mattias Tedenby; Brian Rolston-Dainius Zubrus-David Clarkson; Rod Pelley-Adam Mair-Stephen Gionta.