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New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid makes a glove save during the first period of their game against the Dallas Stars at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid makes a glove save during the first period of their game against the Dallas Stars at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)

Keith Kinkaid allowed two goals late as the New Jersey Devils lost to the Dallas Stars, 2-1, Sunday at Prudential Center. >> Read more


First period:

  • 11:02 NJ Blake Coleman

Second period:

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Second Period:

  • Travis Konecny (4:25) - ASST: Andrew MacDonald, Brayden Schenn
  • Michael Raffl (9:05) - ASST: Travis Konecny, Robert Hagg

Notes:

  • Keith Kinkaid saved 17 of 19 shots
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 (Matt Kartozian)
(Matt Kartozian)

G Anders Lindback will attend Devils camp on a PTO, according to Andrew Gross of The Record.

Lindback, 28, played 19 games for the Coyotes last season, posting a GAA of 3.11.

During his six-year career, which has also included stints with the Predators, Lightning, Stars, and Sabres, Lindback has a 2.87 GAA in 130 games.

The other goalies on the Devils' roster are Cory Schneider, Keith Kinkaid, Kenneth Appleby, Mackenzie Blackwood, and Scott Wedgewood.

Tags: Cory Schneider, Keith Kinkaid

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The Devils defeated the Bruins 2-1 as they continue to fight for their playoff lives down the final stretch of the season.

Reid Boucher scored a tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, Keith Kinkaid made 39 saves and the New Jersey Devils kept their faint playoff hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over the struggling Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

Boucher also set up a power-play goal by Travis Zajac, helping the Devils stop a two-game losing streak and hand the Bruins their sixth loss in seven games.

Brad Marchand scored for the first time in nine games for the Bruins, who outshot New Jersey 40-15 but made the mistake of giving the Devils five power plays, two of which they converted. >> Read more

Tags: Keith Kinkaid, Reid Boucher, Travis Zajac

New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider faces the Dallas Stars attack during the first period at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider faces the Dallas Stars attack during the first period at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)

New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider faced shots from goaltending coach Chris Terreri on Sunday and is getting closer to recovering from a sprained MCL, according to NJ.com's Rich Chere.

The 30-year-old Schneider suffered the leg injury when he tried making a save in New Jersey's 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars on March 4. In his absence, the Devils have used Keith Kinkaid and Scott Wedgewood in his absence.

Schneider is 26-23-6 this season with a 2.17 goals against average and .923 save percentage.

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New Jersey Devils forward Kyle Palmieri take a shot against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. (James Guillory/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils forward Kyle Palmieri take a shot against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. (James Guillory/USA Today Sports Images)

The New Jersey Devils face the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center at 10 p.m. ET on Monday.

According to STATS:

  • The Ducks are seeking their fifth straight win over the Devils New Jersey has scored just five goals total in those four losses.
  • The Devils are one of seven NHL teams that have a better record on the road than they do at home this season. New Jersey is looking to sweep their current California road trip after defeating San Jose (3-0) and Los Angeles (2-1).
  • Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid has allowed one goal on 53 shots over the past two games after surrendering 10 goals in his previous two starts - a win over Nashville and a 6-1 loss to Pittsburgh.
  • Ryan Getzlaf has scored eight goals in February and March after totaling just three through the month of January. Getzlaf has just one goal in 11 career games against New Jersey.
  • Devils' leading point getter Kyle Palmieri makes his first trip to Honda Center as a visitor after spending his first five seasons with the Ducks. He was held without a point in 20:42 of ice time in his first game played against Anaheim in December - a 2-1 New Jersey loss in Newark. Palmieri has 45 points on the season, including 20 points in the third period.
  • The Ducks are 8-0-1 in their last nine games at Honda Center. Their lone blemish at home during this stretch being a 2-1 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals on March 7.
Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Keith Kinkaid, Kyle Palmieri

 (Watchara Phomicinda)
(Watchara Phomicinda)

Devils G Keith Kinkaid was named the NHL's third star for the week ending March 13.

Kinkaid made 30 saves while shutting out the Sharks on Thursday.

On Saturday, he saved 22 of 23 shots as the Devils beat the Kings, 2-1.

The 26-year-old Kinkaid has posted a 2.44 GAA this season.

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New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique and defenseman Andy Greene look on as goalie Cory Schneider is tended to with an apparent injury during the third period against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique and defenseman Andy Greene look on as goalie Cory Schneider is tended to with an apparent injury during the third period against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)

New Jersey Devils All-Star goaltender Cory Schneider will be sidelined at least two weeks with a sprained right knee.

Coach John Hynes says after the Devils' 6-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday that doctors say Schneider has a Grade 1 sprain and the goaltender will be evaluated again in two weeks.

Schneider was hurt Friday night in the third period against Dallas. He has posted a 26-23-6 record with four shutouts and a .923 save percentage.

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Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist reacts to teammate Evgeni Malkin scoring a goal past New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid during the first period at Prudential Center. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist reacts to teammate Evgeni Malkin scoring a goal past New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid during the first period at Prudential Center. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Evgeni Malkin scored two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins took advantage of a couple of defensive lapses by New Jersey in posting a 6-1 victory over the Devils on Sunday night.

Matt Cullen, Nick Bonino, Bryan Rust and Scott Wilson also scored. Backup goaltender Matt Murray made 17 saves as the Penguins rebounded from a dismal performance against Calgary 24 hours earlier.

Kyle Palmieri scored his 25th goal of the season for New Jersey, which played without injured All Star goaltender Cory Schneider, who had limited Pittsburgh to six goals in the last six meeting. Keith Kinkaid made 24 saves.

The win was the Penguins' fourth in six games and it moved them into seventh place in the Eastern Conference, a point ahead of Detroit, which lost to Chicago. The loss was the eighth in 10 games for New Jersey. >> Read more

Tags: Keith Kinkaid, Kyle Palmieri

New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique and defenseman Andy Greene look on as goalie Cory Schneider is tended to with an apparent injury during the third period against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique and defenseman Andy Greene look on as goalie Cory Schneider is tended to with an apparent injury during the third period against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)

Devils goaltender Cory Schneider left Friday's game against the Stars in the third period with an apparent injury after making a save.

Schneider jammed his right leg into the post trying to make a save. He favored his right leg as he skated off the ice with trainers.


New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider congratulates New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid on his first NHL shutout at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider congratulates New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid on his first NHL shutout at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)

Outstanding goaltending and defense made the New Jersey Devils a perennial playoff participant during the previous two decades.

That same formula may help them get back there after a three-year drought.

The surging Devils vie for a fourth straight win and second over the Philadelphia Flyers in four days when the longtime rivals face off Tuesday night.

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New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid skates on the ice during warm-up before playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center. (Charles LeClaire/USATSI)
New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid skates on the ice during warm-up before playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center. (Charles LeClaire/USATSI)

With Alex Ovechkin back in tow, the Washington Capitals appear poised to resume their winning ways.

The visiting Capitals can build on their latest victory with a fifth consecutive win over the New Jersey Devils, who should have their No. 1 goaltender available Saturday.

Back from his one-game suspension for missing last weekend's All-Star festivities, Ovechkin scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:40 left in regulation to give Washington (36-9-4) a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday.

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 (Ed Mulholland)
(Ed Mulholland)

Devils G Cory Schneider is dealing with a minor injury, which he says he's not worried about (Feb. 4).

Schneider isn't starting on Thursday night against Toronto, but said he was unsure whether it's due to the injury he's dealing with.

Devils coach John Hynes said after practice that he isn't concerned about Schneider.

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 (Ed Mulholland)
(Ed Mulholland)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) David Schlemko's tiebreaking goal with 3:05 left in the third period gave the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

Bobby Farnham and Kyle Palmieri also scored for New Jersey, and Keith Kinkaid stopped 26 shots.

Eric Staal scored twice and Kris Versteeg had two assists for the Hurricanes. Cam Ward made 21 saves.

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New York Islanders center John Tavares is congratulated by right wing Kyle Okposo after scoring a first period goal as New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider looks away at Barclays Center. (Andy Marlin/USATSI)
New York Islanders center John Tavares is congratulated by right wing Kyle Okposo after scoring a first period goal as New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider looks away at Barclays Center. (Andy Marlin/USATSI)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Marek Zidlicky scored twice and Thomas Greiss made 27 saves for his first shutout of the season to lead the Islanders to a 4-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday, extending New York's streak without a regulation loss to 10 games.

John Tavares and Matt Martin also scored for the Islanders, are on an 8-0-2 stretch and moved into second place in the Metropolitan Division - one point ahead of the crosstown-rival Rangers. The Islanders trailed the Rangers by 11 points entering play on Nov. 25.

The Islanders also improved to 11-4-2 at home in their first season at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

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Nov 20, 2015; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) dives across the net but can't stop Edmonton Oilers defensemen Oscar Klefbom (77) (not pictured) from scoring during the second period at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)
Nov 20, 2015; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) dives across the net but can't stop Edmonton Oilers defensemen Oscar Klefbom (77) (not pictured) from scoring during the second period at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Leon Draisaitl and Taylor Hall each had a goal and two assists and the Edmonton Oilers beat the New Jersey Devils 5-1 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

Oscar Klefbom, Jordan Eberle and Mark Letestu also scored and the Oilers won for just the second time in seven outings. Anders Nilsson made 19 saves.

The Devils lost their second in a row. Kyle Palmieri had their lone goal.

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The Devils recalled goalie Keith Kinkaid from AHL Albany on Wednesday morning. Kinkaid was recalled on an emergency basis because Johan Hedberg is "sore" and unable to play tonight against the Bruins.

https://twitter.com/TGfireandice/status/321993080918122496

The good news is this won't affect the lineup at all since it'll likely only be Martin Brodeur in net the rest of the way.

Tags: Devils, Devs, Johan Hedberg, Keith Kinkaid, New Jersey Devils, News

While the New Jersey Devils goaltending has been a source of recent stress, the Albany Devils have not struggled with such problems.

The three-headed monster of Keith Kinkaid, Jeff Frazee and Scott Wedgewood have combined for an .899 save percentage and 2.65 goals-against average in 59 games.

Toss out Wedgewood's so-so three games, and Frazee and Kinkaid have combined for a 2.62 goals-against and .912 save percentage.

Tags: Albany Devils, Alex Ponikarovsky, Jeff Frazee, Keith Kinkaid, Editorial Aside, Prospect Buzz, Rick Kowalsky, Scott Wedgewood, Stefan Matteau, Tim Sestito
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No Albany Devil has recorded more points in two years than Joe Whitney.

The 5-6, 170-pound winger's game is tenacious and feisty. Playing such a game has enabled him to record 85 points in 122 AHL games in Albany.

"He's playing with intensity, he's competing," Albany coach Rick Kowalsky said Sunday after Albany's 2-0 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. "He's not a big guy, but he's strong on the puck. He's been doing it all for us.

Tags: AHL, Albany Devils, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Feature, Jeff Frazee, Joe Whitney, Keith Kinkaid, Martin Brodeur, Matt Anderson, Editorial Aside, Rick Kowalsky
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The Albany Devils' power play ranks 28th out of 30 American Hockey League teams-- firing at just 11.4 percent. Albany entered Sunday's game in Bridgeport having scored just 1-of-its-last-20 man advantages.

Yet, somehow Albany's power play found a way to be worse.

Albany was 0-for-3, failing to score on a 5-minute first-period major. Plus, when given a third-period man advantage, the Devils surrendered a shorthanded goal-- the game-winner in the Bridgeport Sound Tigers' 2-0 win.

Tags: Albany Devils, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Brock Nelson, CAM JANSSEN, Chad Wiseman, Eric Gelinas, Feature, Joe Whitney, Keith Kinkaid, Matt Anderson, Nino Niederreiter, Phil DeSimone, Prospect Buzz, Raman Hrabarenka, Rick DiPietro, Steve Zalewski
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College hockey tournaments?are in full swing, which means there are prospects to keep our eyes on.

  • Devils' prospect Derek Rodwell scored a goal and was a plus-1 in the Fighting Sioux's 5-3, best-of-three contest against Michigan Tech.
  • Blake Pietila, a forward for Tech, was a minus-3 in that same contest.
  • Blake Coleman, for Miami University, had a tough night, finishing minus-1 in the Redhawks' 3-0 loss to Michigan State in the CCHA quarterfinals.
  • Michigan defender Jon Merrill was a plus-1 in Michigan's 4-3 win over Western Michigan Friday night in the CCHA Quarters.
Last week, we talked about Scott Wedgewood's future prospects.

Tags: Albany Devils, Blake Coleman, Blake Pietila, Connecticut Whale, Derek Rodwell, Joe Whitney, Jon Merrill, Keith Kinkaid, Prospect Buzz, Scott Wedgewood
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Has the Devils' goaltending duo been a boost or a weight around their neck? Hmm.

Being that the Devils are at the half-way point of the season (OK, a couple games past it but cut us some slack), we decided to do some ?grades? for this team. Originally, this was supposed to be one full post, but after compiling them, it seems better to break them up into different pieces today. Earlier, we gave you our grades for the forwards and the defensemen. Now, we get to the goalies.

Tags: Analysis, Devils, Devs, Jeff Frazee, Johan Hedberg, Keith Kinkaid, Martin Brodeur, Midterm grades, New Jersey Devils, Editorial Aside
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To hold the Sarnia Sting's single-season scoring record is no small accomplishment.

But Reid Boucher has it all to himself.

We discussed his chances of scoring 60-plus goals in a season last week, but 59 goals in 63 games is still something else.

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The Devils made a trio of roster moves Wednesday morning, sending Cam Janssen and Keith Kinkaid back to Albany and recalling goalie Jeff Frazee.

https://twitter.com/NHLDevilsPR/status/309316213660590080

This move is as much about getting Kinkaid playing time as it is committing to Johan Hedberg as the Devils' starting goalie while Martin Brodeur is out. The Devils think enough of Kinkaid that they want him to play consistent minutes and 26 minutes in a week is not enough for a young, developing goalie. Frazee had spent most of his professional career with the Devils' AHL affiliates since being drafted in the second round in 2005. His time as the Devils' potential goalie of the future has likely passed him by and he'll spend the next week or so backing up Hedberg, who will see the majority (if not all) of starts while Brodeur is sidelined by his balky back.

Tags: CAM JANSSEN, Devils, Devs, Jeff Frazee, Keith Kinkaid, New Jersey Devils, News
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Links: Pregame thread | Twitter | NHL.com recap

The slide continues for the Devils in what was possibly their worst overall effort of the slide. Far too little pressure and attacking between the first five minutes and the last five minutes, lackluster defensive play and obvious frustration were the main highlights to take away from tonight's game. Some thoughts...

Rock bottom: Did the Devils hit rock bottom during the second period tonight? Pete DeBoer certainly hopes they did. He said as much after the game and about halfway through the second period, it was hard to disagree with him. There were brutal defensive breakdowns -- repeatedly. There was an offense that failed to get more than two meaningful shots on Anders Lindback from the halfway point of the first period to the final seven minutes of the third period. There was mediocre goaltending, albeit by a goalie who was hung out to dry on multiple occasions (including the second and third goals) by the players in front of him. So what now? The Devils have to realize that this is about as bad as it can get. They Devils were beaten 5-2 by a team that's not better than them, but definitely outplayed them. They've lost six straight and eight out of their last nine. Perhaps most disturbing is that six of those eight losses were to teams that are currently outside of the playoff picture, which means the Devils aren't only losing ground among the middle-class teams in the East, they're also dropping future tiebreakers against the team they could end up battling for playoff spots. Tonight was the first of six home games in eight contests. It's where the Devils need to get back into playing their style of hockey or else this won't be rock bottom -- and that's a really, really bad thing.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, BRYCE SALVADOR, Devils, Devs, Ilya Kovalchuk, Johan Hedberg, Keith Kinkaid, Lightning, MARK FAYNE, New Jersey Devils, PATRIK ELIAS, Pete DeBoer, Editorial Aside, Postgame Thoughts, Tampa Bay Lightning, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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Despite getting pulled in the second period Tuesday, it'll be Johan Hedberg back in net again Thursday.

https://twitter.com/NHLDevilsPR/status/309135922908233728

I won't go into this too much -- I have a lot of thoughts for tonight's postgame recap -- but I'm not surprised by this at all. I thought Hedberg just needed a night off and he got half of that tonight. With a full day off to rest between now and Thursday, you've got to go back to the guy who will be your backup for the rest of the season. No matter how long Kinkaid sticks around for, the No. 2 job is still Hedberg's until he absolutely forces DeBoer's hand. The question now is how long will Kinkaid be here? It's been more than a few days since Marty Brodeur was sidelined and this is starting to look and feel exactly like the Zubrus and Carter injuries. First, it wasn't serious. Then, it dragged on a little longer than the Devils made it seem before the player eventually landed on IR. Is Brodeur's back injury worse than the Devils originally let on? Or is his back in worse shape than the doctors originally thought? He was at the game tonight and looked to be in fine spirits, so I still don't think it's serious in nature, but we're starting to get to the point where it's fair to wonder just how serious it is.

Tags: Devils, Devs, Injury Report, Johan Hedberg, Keith Kinkaid, Martin Brodeur, Marty Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, News

Martin Brodeur remains sidelined through at least tomorrow night's game, but that doesn't mean coach Pete DeBoer has to tell you anything what he's doing beyond tonight -- not even with the Devils set to play five games in the next seven days.

Via Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice:

?I?m trying not to look at it,? DeBoer said of the team?s schedule. ?I am aware of that. I?ve never put a calendar up on my office Sunday to Sunday and seen five games on it, so this is a first.?

Johan Hedberg will start in net tonight. With Martin Brodeur out at least through Tuesday?s game, I asked DeBoer if there was any chance he would give rookie Keith Kinkaid his first NHL start Tuesday against the Lightning.

Tags: Buzz, Devils, Devs, Injury Report, Johan Hedberg, Keith Kinkaid, Martin Brodeur, Marty Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
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Despite losing his last four starts, Johan Hedberg will get the call in net again Saturday afternoon in Buffalo.

https://twitter.com/TGfireandice/status/307588854326640640

DeBoer said prior to Thursday's game that he was leaning toward starting Hedberg as long as Martin Brodeur was on IR, which could end Monday in Toronto. Although I wasn't as optimistic as DeBoer about Hedberg's play in his first three losses, I thought he played well enough last night for the Devils to win. He made some good saves -- some difficult saves -- and generally kept his head about him except for an overly aggressive play on the second goal. I think it's pretty clear DeBoer doesn't want to start Keith Kinkaid with the Devils in serious need of a win. Even if Marty can't play Monday, he'd had to miss Tuesday's game as well for Kinkaid to likely even get a look. As for Hedberg, the key tomorrow will be not allowing the Sabres' top line to beat them. Buffalo's won two straight and could be gaining some momentum under new coach Ron Rolston, but they're still a one-line team. If Hedberg (and the players in front 0f him) can keep a lid on that Vanek-Hodgson-Pominville line, the Devils will have a good chance to win.

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With Martin Brodeur out for at least the next two games (tonight and Saturday), the question is whether Johan Hedberg will be counted on to carry entire load or whether rookie backup Keith Kinkaid will get a shot. This, from the Devils' morning skate Thursday, seems to lean toward the former:

https://twitter.com/TGfireandice/status/307176727833092097

Brodeur is eligible to return in time for Monday's game against the Maple Leafs and DeBoer said Thursday it's possible Brodeur could meet up with the team in Toronto.

Tags: Buzz, Devils, Devs, Injury Report, Johan Hedberg, Keith Kinkaid, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
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Martin Brodeur scratched himself from Sunday's game after feeling a twinge or a tweak or a pull (whatever language you prefer) in his back during warmups. Initially, the Devils called him day to day and said the injury wasn't believed to be serious. Brodeur sat out practice Tuesday and was sent to see a doctor.

Then, just before 5 p.m. ET, Brodeur became the third Devil to be place on injured reserve in the last two weeks. After a couple hours to think it over, I've come up with a few thoughts on the injury, the roster move and how this affects the Devils going forward...

Tags: Devils, Devs, Emptying The Bag, Johan Hedberg, Keith Kinkaid, Martin Brodeur, Marty Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Editorial Aside
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The Devils have made a few roster moves in the past two days, so I thought I would use this post to round them all up into one place.

  1. Ryan Carter will travel with the team to Winnipeg, but no decision has been made as to whether he'll be activated off injured reserve in time to play Thursday.
  2. The Devils sent Jacob Josefson back down to AHL Albany on Monday, although Lou Lamoriello said Tuesday the Devils will recall a center from their AHL affiliate in time for Thursday's game in Winnipeg. He wouldn't specify whether it would be Josefson.
  3. Goalie Keith Kinkaid was called up from Albany as a practice goalie but will be added to the active roster with Martin Brodeur being place on IR. He will serve as Johan Hedberg's backup on Thursday in Winnipeg.
Kinkaid will remain as long as Brodeur is sidelined, which still doesn't sound like it will be a long time. Meanwhile, Josefson looks to be the odd man out here. If Carter can't go Thursday, the Devils will need an additional center and Josefson makes the most sense. However, as soon as Carter is back, that center is likely Albany-bound once again. Josefson has no one to blame but himself for this situation. While he's been solid defensively and has made some plays on the penalty kill, he's been far too ineffective offensively give the ice time he was getting before shuffling between Albany and New Jersey. Unfortunately for Josefson, the Devils have three two-way centers better than him in Zajac, Henrique and Gionta/Carter and Andrei Loktionov has looked much better than Josefson in his brief time thus far. Wherever Josefson lands, he'll have to start scoring goals or else it's unlikely he'll find any sort of significant role with the Devils this season.
Tags: Albany Devs, Devils, Devs, Injury Report, JACOB JOSEFSON, Keith Kinkaid, New Jersey Devils, Roster Moves, Ryan Carter

From the Prudential Center today:

https://twitter.com/Ledger_NJDevils/status/306420499578245120

The Devils said yesterday that Martin Brodeur's sore back isn't believed to be serious and he's considered "day to day." That's code for: He's old, he's got a balky back and we're gonna give him a few days off. So what to make of them calling up Kincaid Kinkaid? He's a likely practice goalie who is there to make sure Marty gets that rest and doesn't have to strain himself in practice. The Devils have a rare stretch where they have three full days off, so why bother rushing one of two irreplaceable part[s (Kovy being the other) just for practice? I know the Devils called Dainius Zubrus and Ryan Carter day to day at first, so you have reason to be skeptical, but I wouldn't be (yet) for two seasons. One, Marty didn't seemed concerned after the game, at all. He was completely calm and just explained that he felt a tweak in warmups and didn't want to push it and risk further injury. Two, the nature of the injury isn't the same as a wrist or head injury. If Brodeur had felt the tweak in warmups, then played but left during the game, then that would be reason for concern because it would have meant he likely aggravated whatever muscle was sore. The fact that he felt a twinge and pulled himself means it's probably a minor injury and he just needs some days to rest. Will that rest included Thursday night in Winnipeg? Well, we'll just have to see.

Tags: Devils, Devs, Injury Report, Keith Kinkaid, Martin Brodeur, Marty Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, News

Puck Daddy has posted an article on the future of Martin Brodeur and his decision to retire or continue to play. Brodeur has said that he is still unsure if he is going to retire or not at the end of season when his contract with the Devils expire. Puck Daddy also looks at the potential goaltending possibilities for the Devils.
Tags: Keith Kinkaid, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Read, SNY

There is an article on Bleacher Report saying that the Devils must trade Martin Brodeur now. They say that it would be tough for the Devils to resign Brodeur after this season when his contract expires. It has been obviously especially lately that Brodeur has not been up to par.

But really think about it with Brodeur's play this season do you really think any other team is going to want to trade for an aging goaltender for half a season? I don't think so. With the injuries that Brodeur has encountered over the last couple seasons you have to figure that this is more than likely going to be his final season especially if there is going to be any work stoppage coming up this summer.

Tags: Jeff Frazee, Keith Kinkaid, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Read, Rumor, SNY, Trade
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At the end of this season the two current Devils goaltenders' contracts expire. For arguments sake lets say that Martin Brodeur retires and the Devils decide not to bring back Johan Hedberg. I think that the Devils should NOT go after a current NHL goaltender(s). I think the most effective way for the Devils to succeed in goal is from within their system.

Jeff Frazee and Keith Kinkaid should be the guys to fill the spots on the roster. I think that the Devils should highly consider doing what is popular in the league right now and not have a true number one goaltender but go with who is hot. Now both of these goaltenders have pretty promising stats from their play in the AHL.

Tags: Discuss, Goaltenders of the Future, Jeff Frazee, Johan Hedberg, Keith Kinkaid, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NHL, SNY
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Martin Brodeur is coming off Injured Reserve after recovering from a bruised right shoulder. Coach Peter DeBoer has not said when Brodeur will start again. He is going to leave the decision up to Brodeur. It is possible we can see Brodeur in net either Wednesday at home when the Devils take on the Maple Leafs or on the road against the Philadelphia Flyers. Keith Kinkaid who took Brodeur's spot on the roster has been sent back down to Albany.

Tags: Injury Report, Johan Hedberg, Keith Kinkaid, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NHL, SNY

It is now official. Martin Brodeur will be out for the next 7-10 days with a bruised shoulder. The injury?occurred in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings last week. Brodeur hopes to make it for the Devils' west coast road trip next week. The good news is that he will not need surgery. Keith Kinkaid will be taking Brodeur's spot on the roster.

Brodeur did spend some time on the ice with goaltender coach Chris Terrari before the team practice. He took some shots and was working on challenging the shooter. He finished practice with some skating.

Tags: Injury Report, Johan Hedberg, Keith Kinkaid, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, SNY

Martin Brodeur injured his shoulder last week against the Los Angeles Kings. Since then, he has not practiced or even suited up to sit on the bench in the team's one game since Brodeur's injury. Brodeur met up with a doctor yesterday about his shoulder and is still awaiting test results.?Brodeur was hoping to be better to play on Friday when the San Jose Sharks come to town. Keith Kinkaid has been called up from Albany to take Brodeur's spot. Johan Hedberg will get the start.

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Hockey Buzz has a series of questions that surround the New Jersey Devils. They are great questions that really make you think about the Devils and the current state they are in. ?I will answer those questions...

"1.?Will the Devils finish in the top-six of the Eastern Conference, and why or why not?"

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Lou Lamoriello has said that Martin Brodeur is "status quo" on recovering from the shoulder injury that happened against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. In the mean time, the Devils called up Keith Kinkaid from Albany. Kinkaid took Brodeur's spot on the bench against the Predators on Saturday. You have to figure that if Brodeur is out of anymore time, Kinkaid is going to be their go to man to backup Johan Hedberg. Brodeur is going to see a doctor about his shoulder today.

Also, Peter DeBoer made some changes to the first line today by replacing Petr Sykora on the first line for Dainius Zubrus. Sykora centered on the third line with Mattias Tedenby and David Clarkson.

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Martin Brodeur hurt his shoulder last game against the Los Angeles Kings. He left after the 1st period. After the game he said that he was going to make the trip to Nashville and see if his shoulder was well enough to dress for the backup role. It is reported this morning that Brodeur is feeling better but not feeling well enough to dress. The Devils have called up Keith Kinkaid from Albany.

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