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Update: Devils put Brodeur on IR

Feb 26, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

Marrin Brodeur

The New Jersey Devils have placed goalie Martin Brodeur (back) on injured reserve, retroactive to Feb. 24.

Brodeur, 40, has missed New Jersey’s last two games with a sore back and was originally listed as day-to-day.

By putting him on IR retroactively to Sunday, the Devils ensured that he’ll miss at least the next two games — Thursday at Winnipeg, Saturday at Buffalo — before being re-activated.

Things haven’t gone especially well for the Devils with Brodeur on the shelf.

Backhup Johan Hedberg has allowed nine goals on 53 shots over the last two games, losses to Washington and Winnipeg, and is now 2-3-1 on the year with a 2.65 GAA and .900 save percentage.

For added depth at the goaltender position, the Devils have recalled Keith Kinkaid from AHL Albany. The 23-year-old is 17-11-5 with a .905 save percentage this season.

  1. jb8383 - Feb 26, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    This is not good news.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 26, 2013 at 7:52 PM

      Marty at his older age is still a great goaltender its unbelievable ! As a flyers fan I never gave him his just due because of the system that they employed around him and did not want to believe I was watching greatness beat my team consistently ! That being said Marty made the system the system did not make Marty ! He made great saves in last years playoffs ,I mean some were still just WOW I can’t believe he stopped that shot ! He has the aura of he could just play forever very few players have that ! It was so frustrating when he was at the top of his career literally you could tell within the first 10 minutes of a game you were not gonna beat him and the flyers still can’t beat him at 40 ! I don’t know what is left of his career but man what a career ! A great, great, great goaltender !

  2. jb8383 - Feb 26, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Well…according to, Lou said the doctors saw nothing serious, they just don’t want him making the far trip to Winnipeg with a sore back. Makes sense.

  3. rpiotr01 - Feb 26, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Shortened season taking a toll on a lot of players.

  4. jessejames182 - Feb 27, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Marty’s the man, everyone knows it. But he won’t be around forever, hopefully Kinkaid makes a good case for trying to replace a legend by racking up some wins for the devils.

  5. 950003cups - Feb 27, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    I can not fathom the reality that The Great Brodeur, who just led his Devils to a Cup Final in 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003, and again in 2012 (winning 3) is going to retire within 2 years.
    Simply heartbreaking. What a sad day it will be when the Devils retire his #30. Can’t accept the reality of this.

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