"He did have a light skate today and it went well," coach Pete DeBoer said.
"Obviously I have to help in areas where I'm best," Brunner told the Devils website. "I think I have to use my speed, my shot and create some offense and put some pucks in the net."
Defenseman Jon Merrill will make his NHL debut.
"I'm excited to get some action in the preseason game [Thursday] night," Merrill said. "Other than that, everything's been going smooth and it's been a really good first week (of camp)."
Martin Brodeur will start in goal.
"The first step to get the season going is playing some preseason games," Brodeur said. "It's a feeling-out process every year. It's like riding a bicycle, you get it back, but sometimes it's a little bit harder to jump on your bike. We'll see how it goes [on Thursday]."