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Martin Brodeur leaves Devils-Habs game with bruised knee, won’t return for ‘precautionary reasons’

Martin Brodeur

New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur attempts to grab a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)


The New Jersey Devils reported that future Hall of Fame goalie Martin Brodeur left today’s game against the Montreal Canadiens with a bruise and will not return for “precautionary reasons.” Elliotte Friedman elaborates a little further that it might be a knee injury, although it’s unclear how severe the problem might be.

It’s been a rough season for Brodeur and the Devils overall, although both the goalie and the team have been playing much better lately. Marty has seven wins in his last nine starts, with only one regulation loss coming in that span.

We’ll keep you updated regarding Brodeur’s status. The Devils are currently holding a 3-1 lead, with that single goal being allowed by Johan Hedberg in relief.