Brodeur, who is tied with Hall of Famer Glenn Hall for sixth
place on the all-time wins list with 407, injured his right knee
late in a 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
While attempting to fight off a strong attack by the Lightning,
the 33-year-old Brodeur got his leg caught under him and left at
the next whistle, turning goaltending duties over to backup
Tests revealed no damage on Brodeur's knee and he is not
expected to miss much time, if any. That is great news for the
Devils, who saw Clemmensen give up goals on the first two shots
he faced Wednesday to help Tampa Bay finish a string of four
unanswered goals in the third period.
Ari Ahonen was recalled from Albany of the American Hockey
League on Thursday to provide some insurance for New Jersey,
which has allowed 26 goals in its last six games.
Despite their 6-3-0 mark, the Sabres are in last place in the
Northeast Division after Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Washington.
Although the contest took place at Blue Cross Arena in
Rochester, New York, it qualified as Buffalo's first setback in
five home games this season.
Ryan Miller, who made 25 saves in the loss, has a chance to
match Ed Belfour's 1990 record for the most wins (7) in October
by a rookie goaltender.