Nov 2, 2011, 11:24 AM EST
Brodeur’s wonky shoulder has kept him out of action since October 13 against the Kings when he left that start after a period. While coach Peter De Boer hasn’t said Brodeur gets the nod yet tonight, according to Gulitti, Brodeur went through practice doing everything that the starting goalie would do on a game day skate.
Brodeur getting to face a Leafs team that’s got the league’s leading scorer in Phil Kessel gives him a warm welcome back to action. Expect the Leafs to be buzzing tonight. While Brodeur has been out, Johan Hedberg has played great in his spot. If Brodeur struggles at all tonight or has a relapse, Hedberg will be there to buoy the ship. The league’s oldest goalie tandem has the chance to be both brittle and great all the same.
While Brodeur isn’t the same guy who has dominated in the past, he’s certainly capable of being the top guy just the same. The Leafs will put him to the test tonight.
- Martin Brodeur to retire, become Blues asst. GM (Updated) 20
- Mike Richards clears waivers 27
- Game on: Islanders-Rangers to be played despite storm 13
- Flyers’ Rinaldo suspended eight games for his hit on Letang 53
- Isles’ rise to be tested as they lose Okposo for 6-8 weeks 16
- L.A. Sorry? Kings waive Mike Richards 123
- Bobrovsky out 4-6 weeks, Jackets recall goalie Forsberg 3
- Blue Jackets proud as Columbus shows it’s a hockey town 24
- From contract dispute to All-Star MVP, Johansen’s had quite the year 17
- Marc-Andre Fleury would like to remind the Columbus crowd that the Penguins beat the Blue Jackets in the playoffs 33
- Columnist: Flyers ‘orchestrated’ fight night versus Pens during meal at ‘a local steakhouse’ (130)
- L.A. Sorry? Kings waive Mike Richards (123)
- Flyers’ Rinaldo: ‘I changed the whole game, man’ (112)
- Video: Rinaldo tossed for boarding Letang (79)
- Report: Flyers’ Rinaldo waives right to an in-person hearing (61)