"You know what? I'm ready to go. I'm ready like I was when I left and it was OK to go back-to-back."
-- Martin Brodeur
Brodeur, who has missed the last eight games after aggravating the injury Nov. 18 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, first got hurt Nov. 3 when a shot by Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane slammed into his elbow.
Brodeur is looking forward to re-joining his struggling team. The Devils (8-17-2), losers of three straight, enter tonight's game 14th in the Eastern Conference with 18 points. The club is 3-7-0 over its last 10 games.
"It's like riding a bike," Brodeur told the (Newark) Star-Ledger. "You're anxious. I think that's where it's a lot different than when you're playing. But when the game starts, it's hockey. When you see guys struggle, you'd like to be there and try to help. It's my team. I've been playing here for 16 years now. I care a lot."