The New Jersey Devils’ franchise goaltender Martin Brodeur is scheduled to start Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs after a shoulder injury left him sidelined for three weeks, ESPN reports.
This season, Brodeur appeared in just two games before suffering a bruised shoulder against the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 13. Backup goaltender Johan Hedberg assumed the starting duties while Brodeur rehabbed his ailing shoulder and has led his the team to a 4-4-1 record on the season.
"I'm looking forward to it," Brodeur told ESPN. "It's been a long time for me. I played one game but never got any momentum going as far as my game's concerned. When you rehab you try to go slow and that's what I did. I took my time and was able to push harder in the last few days. I felt comfortable enough to tell coach I was ready to be in there."The 39-year-old veteran has played 18 seasons in the NHL, all for the Devils.