Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, sidelined with a sore back, skated on his own for the first time today since being put on injured reserve.
"Marty did skate this morning," general manager Lou Lamoriello reported, "There is no timetable until he's 100 percent. It's part of his rehab to get strength. He's been off the ice quite a while now. It's still going to be a little bit. As far as a time, I couldn't even tell you."
Brodeur hasn't played since Feb. 21. He dressed as Johan Hedberg's backup Feb. 23 and 24.
The Devils put defenseman Henrik Tallinder (lower body injury) on IR retroactive to Mar. 7 and recalled left winger Harri Pesonen from Albany (AHL). Pesonen practiced with the Devils today and was given No. 16.
Tallinder, who suffered the injury during the pregame warmup on Mar. 7, is also skating.
"He is back skating. He'll be day to day after tomorrow," Lamoriello said. "He's still not where he should be."
Lamoriello admitted it is strange to be injured during a pregame warmup.
"It happened in the pregame warmup. Very strange. But it's real, it's legit," the GM said. "It happens. We've seen it before. It's one of those unique things that happen."
Lamoriello said forward Dainius Zubrus, who had surgery on his left wrist Feb. 14, will reach the four-week mark on Thursday. The original estimate was 4-6 weeks.
Martin Brodeur skates on his own; Henrik Tallinder put on IR
Newark Star-Ledger | Mar 12