Brodeur Practices with Devils on Thursday


The New Jersey Devils don’t have a lot to be excited about this season. They have yet to win a game at home and their 4-10-2 record is good for last in the league. Ilya Kovalchuk, the “stud” they spent big-time money on, has eight point so far this year and is a -7.

Nope, there ain’t a lot to be happy about in North Jersey.

However, they did get a small ray of hope on Thursday when goalie Martin Brodeur was finally able to practice with the team. He’s not quite ready to come back yet from his elbow injury, but this is a positive step.

“I don’t want to say ‘yes’ and then come tomorrow and it gets all sore (overnight),” he said. ‘It’s the first time I’ve been using it for a week. I’d definitely like to play. If I feel like I did this morning on the ice, I’m OK to play. But I don’t know how it’s going to respond. This is the first time I’ve been using it and tiring it as much as I did. It’s not like I was doing rehab or weight work with it. I was just icing it for a week.”

The Devils stink and Kovalchuk got booed the other night, but at least they might get their old goalie back soon.


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