Brodeur could be out two weeks

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NEWARK - New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur will not play on Saturday in St. Louis due to a recurrence of an elbow injury, and may not return to action for up to two weeks.

The Star-Ledger reported Saturday that Brodeur, who was hit in the right elbow by a shot on November 3 in Chicago and removed himself from Thursday's 3-1 loss at Toronto, was told by doctors he should rest for approximately 10 days.

After the game, Brodeur flew home to see Dr. Steven Beldner, who operated on the torn biceps tendon in his left arm two years ago.

Devils GM Lou Lamoriello told the paper that Brodeur had an MRI Friday, and though results were negative and no structural damage was revealed, he was advised to do nothing for the next four to five days.

Mike McKenna, who was recalled from Albany of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis on Friday, will start against the Blues. Backup Johan Hedberg is expected to see the majority of action in Brodeur's absence.


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