Devils Brodeur suffers knee injury

New Jersey Devils’ netminder, Martin Brodeur, can’t seem to get a break this season. Whether it’s age or just a blip on the radar screen, this 38 year-old, future hall of famer, has struggled this season; until very recently, when he found himself in a zone, only to suffer a knee injury last Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens. According to the three time Stanley Cup winner he felt something pop during the first period, in what was a 4-1 win in Montreal. The good news is that Brodeur, who was 2-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA and .947 save percentage in his last two games, will not require surgery. An MRI taken on Monday revealed it was just a slight sprain. For the season Brodeur has posted a mediocre 13-19-2 record, with a 2.74 GAA and a .898 save percentage. Taking up the workload will be Johan Hedberg, who will get the start on Tuesday, at home, against the Carolina Hurricanes. “I am just going to try to play it game by game,” said Hedberg, who played the final two periods in the Devils win on Saturday. For the season Hedberg has gone 6-10-2. The unfortunate thing about Brodeur’s injury is that since January 9 he has gone an impressive 8-1-1. “It’s tough with Marty — but Moose (Hedberg) has been playing pretty good for us,” center, Travis Zajac said, “So we are going to have to lean on him while Marty is hurt.”

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