The New Jersey Devils took a quick spin on the ice on Friday afternoon - literally. A day after their big shootout win over their rival New York Rangers, the team practiced for just about 25 minutes. In addition, the Devils continue to get healthy as the season moves on. One more player returned to practice Friday: Jesper Bratt was on the ice after he missed Thursday's victory over New York. Bratt has been listed as day-to-day as he nurses an injured right foot. "I felt pretty good out there," Bratt said after practice. "We'll see how I'm feeling tomorrow. I felt pretty OK this practice today. No special pain." Thursday's was the first game Bratt has missed this season, and it was an experience he didn't enjoy. "It was terrible," he said. "I hate to watch games, and I think everyone does. To just be there in the stands and watch the game is tough, you want to be out there and help the team win." Whether Bratt is available or not for New Jersey's next game is still to be determined. Friday was the first practice Bratt participated in since taking a shot off his right foot against the Anaheim Ducks earlier this week.
Bratt returns to practice, hopes to play Saturday
NHL.com | Dec 22