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Sekera out as Hurricanes, Devils end home-and-home

Friday, 11.29.2013 / 1:07 PM

By Kurt Dusterberg - NHL.com Correspondent / 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

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Sekera out as Hurricanes, Devils end home-and-home

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes will complete a home-and-home series Friday night, after the Hurricanes picked up a 4-3 road win Wednesday.

Cory Schneider will get the call in the New Jersey net, after Martin Brodeur played all three games in the Devils' current losing streak.

The Hurricanes will be without defenseman Andrej Sekera, who is out with an upper-body injury and awaiting an MRI, coach Kirk Muller said. With 13 points, Sekera is second on the team in scoring and first among Carolina defensemen.

Here are the probable lineups for New Jersey and Carolina:

DEVILS

Dainius Zubrus - Travis Zajac - Jaromir Jagr

Adam Henrique - Patrik Elias - Damien Brunner

Ryan Carter - Andrei Loktionov - Steve Bernier

Mattias Tedenby - Jacob Josefson - Michael Ryder

Marek Zidlicky - Eric Gelinas

Andy Greene - Mark Fayne

Jon Merrill - Anton Volchenkov

Cory Schneider

Martin Brodeur

Scratched: Peter Harrold, Cam Janssen.

Injured: Stephen Gionta (ankle), Adam Larsson (lower body), Bryce Salvador (foot), Ryane Clowe (upper body).

HURRICANES

Nathan Gerbe - Eric Staal - Tuomo Ruutu

Jiri Tlusty - Jordan Staal - Patrick Dwyer

Jeff Skinner - Riley Nash - Elias Lindholm

Drayson Bowman - Manny Malhotra - Radek Dvorak

Ron Hainsey - Justin Faulk

Jay Harrison - Ryan Murphy

Mike Komisarek - Brett Bellemore

Cam Ward

Justin Peters

Injured: Andrej Sekera (upper body), Alexander Semin (concussion), Anton Khudobin (lower body), Tim Gleason (lower body).

Quote of the Day

I mean, hockey had to change the rules because of Marty, and that's impressive. I got two Stanley Cup rings because of the guy. Look at the banners of [Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko] and Marty is right up there when you think about the New Jersey Devils; he was part of the core group and he'll go down as one of the greatest goalies ever.

— New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez on former teammate Martin Brodeur, who will announce his retirement Thursday