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Devils’ Martin Brodeur Out 7-10 Days With Shoulder Bruise

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur will miss seven to 10 days with a bruise to his right shoulder.

Brodeur was hurt last Thursday making a save in the first period of a game against the Los Angeles Kings. He missed Saturday’s contest in Nashville against the Predators.

“We did every test you could do,” Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said. “That’s why it took time.”

The Devils said Wednesday that Brodeur won’t play while he continues rehabilitation. No surgery is planned.

Johan Hedberg will continue to play between the pipes with Keith Kinkaid backing him up.

“He’s been very good,” Devils coach Pete DeBoer said of Hedberg. “Right now, he’s at the top of his game and that’s what we need.”

“I think we’re playing well as a team,” said Hedberg. “We’re playing strong hockey for me, which is really encouraging. It helps me be aggressive in my play. And hopefully, we can keep going that way.”

If Hedberg stays hot, do you pull him for a healthy Brodeur? Sound off in the comments below…

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