"Kiprusoff, who was hurt making a save Feb. 5 in Detroit, is a good bet to start Wednesday against the visiting San Jose Sharks. However, no confirmation came from the team.
Coach Bob Hartley pointed out that his star goalie hasn't even been cleared by team medical staff. Indeed, Kiprusoff still resides on the injured-reserve list.
\"Nothing has changed,\" said Hartley. \"Kipper had a great day of work (Tuesday at practice) �" there's no pain. Kipper looks good. He feels good. When the doctors give us the green light, I think it's going to be an easy decision.\"
"After blowing a 4-1 lead against the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday night, the St. Louis Blues recalled goaltender Jake Allen from the AHL-affiliate Peoria Rivermen.
It marks Allen's second stint with the Blues this season. His previous appearance came in February when Jaroslav Halak went down with a groin injury. He posted a 3-1-0 record with a 2.62 goals against average and a .895 save percentage in five games for St. Louis."
"The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled goaltender Cedrick Desjardins from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. The Crunch have also recalled goaltender Pat Nagle from the Florida Everblades of the ECHL."
"The Southeast Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes announced Monday that No. 1 goalie Cam Ward will miss six to eight weeks because of a sprained knee. The injury is to his medial collateral ligament, but no surgery will required.
Ward was knocked down when Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk slid into him while defending against a driving Florida Panthers forward Jack Skille. He stayed in the game, but when he stretched to make his next save, he fell to the ice and limped off with assistance.
With Ward out, Dan Ellis becomes the starter. He has played seven games this season and owns a 2.53 goals-against average and .923 save percentage. Those numbers are better than Ward's.
"Although Devils coach Pete DeBoer said earlier today he wouldn't rule out goaltender Martin Brodeur beyond Monday's game in Toronto, general manager Lou Lamoriello confirmed this afternoon that Brodeur definitely won't play in Tuesday's home game against Tampa Bay eitherl while he continues to recover from a sore back.
Lamoriello said Brodeur's back is feeling better, though, and he remains \"day to day.\"
"The biggest loss came early when Theodore was helped off the ice after he appeared to re-injure his troublesome right knee. Theodore, playing a Jussi Jokinen slap shot 2:22 in, stayed face down on the ice in obvious pain.
Theodore, who missed parts of last season -- including the playoffs -- with a knee injury, didn't put weight on his right leg as he left the ice. Theodore was seen walking without crutches but with a pronounced limp after the game.
Dineen said Theodore would be out for some time and that Markstrom would be headed to South Florida. Markstrom was held out of Saturday's game in San Antonio as he is expected to start Sunday against Carolina."
"Injured against the Detroit Red Wings on February 5th, Kiprusoff has missed a dozen games since suffering a slight (Grade 2) sprain of his medial collateral ligament -- exactly 25 per cent of the season.
But a return to lineup for Kiprusoff is on its way. In fact, it's right on target."
"Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford was cleared to play Friday night and will back up Ray Emery against the Columbus Blue Jackets, coach Joel Quenneville said.
Crawford left Thursday's 3-0 win against the St. Louis Blues after the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return. He appeared to stumble as he skated off the ice at the end of the first period."
"Al Montoya returns to the lineup after missing 7 games with a lower body injury picked up in the February 12 loss to Philadelphia. He has a .889 save percentage and a 2.74 goals against average, while posting a record of 2-0-0 in 4 games played."
"The Washington Capitals recalled goaltender Philipp Grubauer from the Hershey Bears on Wednesday because Michal Neuvirth is sick, the team announced. Grubauer will be in uniform Wednesday night at the Philadelphia Flyers.
Grubauer, the Caps' top goaltending prospect, is 6-4-1 with a 2.10 goals-against average and .928 save percentage for Hershey of the American Hockey League this season.
"The Devils placed goaltender Martin Brodeur on injured reserve today with a sore back retroactive to Sunday's game against Winnipeg, in which he sat on the bench as the backup.
Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said that after examining Brodeur today, the doctor still does not think his back injury is anything serious, but he would not be ready to play Winnipeg, so it didn't make sense for him to get on the plane for the long flight there Wednesday."
"The Stars had an optional skate this morning, and all three goalies were on the ice. Kari Lehtonen (groin) worked very hard, but said afterward that he is not quite ready to play.
\"I was probably 75 percent yesterday, I am 85 percent today, I'll be 95 percent tomorrow and then 105 on Thursday,\" he said.
"The Devils recalled goalie Keith Kinkaid from Albany (AHL) today as Martin Brodeur remains day to day with a sore back.
Brodeur injured his back in a recent practice and said he played a few games with soreness until he felt he was unable to start against the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.
In 33 games for Albany, Kinkaid is 17-11-5 with a 2.69 goals-against average and two shutouts."
"Devils goalie Martin Brodeur was examined today by the team's doctor and is \"day to day\" with a sore back.
\"We'll just leave it to the doctors and we'll see how he is," general manager Lou Lamoriello said.
Although Brodeur was unable to start last night's game against the Winnipeg Jets, Lamoriello doesn't have any long-term concerns about the 40-year-old goalie's health"
Here's a string of tweets from Tom Gulitti during the Devils-Jets warmup:
"Brodeur has left warm-ups. Not sure what happened."
"I didn't see what -- if anything -- happened to him, but Brodeur definitely left before he usually does."
"Martin Brodeur was supposed to start, but is not in Devs' starting lineup after leaving warm-ups early."
"Hedberg is starting for Devils. No word on what's wrong with Brodeur." (4 minutes before puck-drop)
"Brodeur is dressed and looks like he will sit on bench as backup."
"No explanation from Devils yet hat happened to Brodeur, but he is on the bench in full gear."
"Devils say Brodeur has "soreness" and will be re-evaluated tomorrow."
"Apparently whatever "soreness" Brodeur has won't keep him from sitting on bench during the game."
"Actual wording from Devils on Brodeur is "a little soreness""