NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur has a sprained right knee that could keep him sidelined for a few games.
Brodeur was hurt during the first period of Sunday's victory over Montreal and sat out the final 40 minutes as Johan Hedberg completed the 4-1 win. The three-time Stanley Cup winner said after Sunday's game that the injury was not significant, but underwent an MRI exam on Monday.
Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said Tuesday that Brodeur has a "non- operable" knee sprain and is considered day-to-day.
Hedberg is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes, while Mike McKenna has been recalled from New Jersey's AHL affiliate in Albany to serve as the backup.
If Brodeur can't play the rest of this week, he'll also miss games on Thursday at Toronto and at home on Friday against San Jose. The Devils then have four days off before a February 16 game against Carolina.
Brodeur owns a record of 13-19-2 with a 2.74 goals-against average in 38 games this season. He missed time in November and December with an elbow injury.