With the Devils getting the day off from practicing (their first off day since camp started), I thought today would be a good day to review what's happened so far and where the players trying to make the team stand.
The Devils are 2-2 in the preseason with three exhibition games remaining. They visit the Islanders Wednesday night and host them on Friday night. They wrap up the preseason with a home game against the Flyers on Saturday. That's three games in four nights, so they'll be pretty busy and Devils coach Brent Sutter said he plans to get closer to the NHL lineup beginning with Wednesday's game.
Goaltender Martin Brodeur will make just his second start of the preseason Wednesday and will play the full game. The plan is for him to also go the distance in Saturday's game against the Flyers. After that, the Devils have five off days before their regular season opener against the Islanders at Prudential Center on Oct. 10.