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by Paul on 10/30/11 at 08:12 PM ET
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
I finally asked Brodeur after Saturday’s 3-1 loss in Dallas if he had some kind of injury in his shoulder that he was playing with prior to what happened to him on Oct. 13.
Brodeur confirmed that he did, but didn’t say exactly what the injury is other than, “It’s not something that surgery would help.”
It is something the 39-year-old goaltender has been playing with for several years, apparently, possibly from the wear and tear of an NHL-record 1,134 career regular season games (plus another 181 in the playoffs). But Brodeur was able to maintain it to the point where he could play with it with no problems – before landing awkwardly on the shoulder after making that diving save on Kings defenseman Alec Martinez.
And, after what the doctors told him following the Oct. 18 MRI and the way he’s felt in practices since then, Brodeur is confident that he’ll get his shoulder back to the way it was before Oct. 13.
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