Thursday, February 9, 2012
With Brodeur "sore," Devils recall Frazee
By Katie Strang
With goaltender Martin Brodeur still sore from an ankle injury suffered in the the team's 1-0 win against the Rangers Tuesday, the Devils have recalled netminder Jeff Frazee from Albany (AHL).
After Tuesday's victory -- Brodeur's first shutout of the season and 117th of his career -- the 39-year-old goaltender said he finished the game "with no problems" following a third-period collision with Rangers captain Ryan Callahan.
Brodeur, who suffered a twisted ankle on the play, did not practice Wednesday; according to the Devils, he was "resting." He told The Bergen Record and Newark Star-Ledger Thursday morning that he could play if necessary but that he was still "sore."
Johan Hedberg will start in goal for the Devils tonight against the Blues, with Frazee recalled in case Brodeur cannot back up.
Frazee, a second-round draft pick by the Devils in 2005, is 7-11-2 for Albany this season. The 24-year-old Edina, Minnesota native has a .279 goals against average and .896 save percentage.