The Devils are on the ice for their practice this afternoon at Prudential Center. They will fly to Raleigh, N.C. later this afternoon for their game against the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night. Goaltender Martin Brodeur is expected to get the start after recovering from a pinched nerve in his upper back/neck. Andrei Loktionov might also return to the lineup Thursday after missing the last two games with an undisclosed injury. Loktionov is practicing today after taking part in Tuesday’s morning skate. Alexei Ponikarovsky is not practicing today after leaving Tuesday’s 3-2 loss to the Rangers with an undisclosed injury. With Ponikarovsky not out there, Adam Henrique has shifted to left wing on the line with Loktionov and Ilya Kovalchuk. Travis Zajac is centering Patrik Elias and David Clarkson and the Ryan Carter-Stephen Gionta-Steve Bernier line has been reunited. Tim Sestito is centering Harri Pesonen/Krys Barch and Tom Kostopoulos on the fourth line. Here’s the breakdown of the players on the ice today: Forwards: Adam Henrique-Andrei Loktionov-Ilya Kovalchuk; Patrik Elias-Travis Zajac-Davis Clarkson; Ryan Carter-Stephen Gionta-Steve Bernier; Harri Pesonen/Krys Barch-Tim Sestito-Tom Kostopoulos. Defensemen: Bryce Salvador-Marek Zidlicky; Andy Greene-Adam Larsson; Anton Volchenkov-Peter Harrold; Mark Fayne. Goaltenders: Martin Brodeur, Johan Hedberg.
Martin Brodeur is expected to start Thursday
Bergen Record | Mar 20