Martin Brodeur worked out on the ice before today's practice with several players.
Zach Parise, John Madden, Jay Pandolfo, David Clarkson, Mike Rupp, Jamie Langenbrunner, Travis Zajac and Jay Leach all took shots at Brodeur as he did several drills to work on his lateral movement and, of course, stopping the puck. Assistant coaches John Maclean and Tommy Albelin and goaltending coach Jacques Caron were also on hand.
On one occasion, Brodeur looked like left arm (that's the arm where his surgically-re-attached tendon is) was bothering him, but, from what he said on Monday, that apparently non uncommon for him because of the scar tissue in there. He stayed on the ice after that, though, and worked on positioning with Caron and fellow goaltenders, Scott Clemmensen and Kevin Weekes, while the other players went back to the locker room, apparently for a brief meeting.
Brodeur exited the ice when the rest of the players came out for the full practice. Brodeur usually does off-ice conditioning and re-hab work after skating.
On Saturday, he took shots for about 40 minutes. On Monday, it was only 20 minutes. I don't have an exact time for today's session because I was not here when he first took the ice.
Defenseman Johnny Oduya is not practicing today. A Devils' spokesperson said Oduya is "resting."
He is the only player missing from today's practice. Jay Leach is filling in for Oduya in the pairing with Paul Martin.
It was a brief practice today. It lasted only about 25 minutes.
Scott Clemmensen was the first goaltender off the ice, which most of the time is an indication of the next day's starter.
By the way, Dallas officially assigned Sean Avery to Hartford today. He released a statement that he won't be making any comments while with the Wolfpack.