Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello insisted that Martin Brodeur suffered only a bruised left elbow when he left tonight's 6-1 win over the Atlanta Thrashers.
"It's just a bruised elbow," Lamoriello maintained. "It's just a bruise."
Lamoriello would not answer when I asked if Brodeur underwent an MRI or any other tests after he was injured.
Brodeur left Prudential Center without speaking to the media.
Lamoriello also didn't offer an estimate for how much time Brodeur would miss or if he would be able to play Monday night against Buffalo.
"We'll see tomorrow," he said.
Devils coach Brent Sutter also had no answer for how long Brodeur will be out or if he will be able to play Monday.
"I don't know," Sutter said. "You're asking me something that I'm not sure of and I'm not trying to be disrespectful at all because I just don't know what to tell you. I don't know any more than you guys know that's been mentioned here. So, I don't know right now. I guess we'll see where Marty is at tomorrow and see how it goes."
Sutter said he did not speak to Brodeur after the game either.
I'm still not ruling out a hyperextension or strain of some kind in his left elbow.
None of Brodeur's teammates seemed to know how he was injured. Like the rest of us, Sutter thought it was when he stretched out to try to make that glove save, but also said he was hit with a shot too.
"I think it was that first shot when he stretched out to make a glove save," Sutter said. "Now, I'm just assuming. Then, it came around and there was activity after around the net and he stretched it the one time again. I don't know.
"He did get hit earlier with a shot too there."