Well that certainly makes a lot more sense than a tweaked muscle. It also explains why Brodeur was sidelined for so long with so little news on on when he might return. Pinched nerves are the kind of injury that either requires long periods of rest and minimal activity or require surgery. Thankfully for the Devils, this kind didn't require the latter. The other good news is that it's not necessarily an injury that can be aggravated by activity, which means fans shouldn't worry about Marty sliding the wrong way across the crease and tweaking the muscle again, like could happen with a back muscle injury. As evidenced today, Brodeur should make as much of a recovery as one can with a pinched nerve, meaning he should be set to return to duty as soon as he gets his legs under him.