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Brodeur (back) skates, but no timetable for return

Mar 12, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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Devils goalie Martin Brodeur managed to skate by himself this morning, but he’s still got a ways to go before returning to game action from a back injury.

“There’s no timetable on that until he’s 100 percent,” said New Jersey general manager Lou Lamoriello, per “It’s part of his rehab to get strength. He’s been off the ice for quite a while now. It’s still going to be a little bit.”

Brodeur, 40, hasn’t played since Feb. 21. And while backup Johan Hedberg has played better in two of his last three games, it’s mostly been a struggle.

In 13 starts, Hedberg is 4-7-2 with a lowly .879 save percentage.

The Devils host the Flyers tomorrow and play in Philadelphia Friday.

Related: ‘Fragile’ Flyers in tough to make playoffs

  1. jaredphi - Mar 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Although I think we (Philly) will lose tomorrow, the Flyers should have an easier time of it than most nights since NJ is currently without Brodeur, Zubrus and Tallinder.

    I’m predicting an L tomorrow night…and a W on Friday.

  2. 950003cups - Mar 12, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    2 bad teams meeting up for 2 desperate points. Pathetic! I predict a 3 point game in favor of NJ

  3. canucks30 - Mar 12, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    I think it’s Luongo time for the Devils

  4. c1md6 - Mar 12, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Bad back, he should really take advantage of his AARP coverage

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