Brodeur not 'day-to-day'

Without Martin Brodeur in net the Devils have been spinning out and sliding down the Eastern Conference standings. Unfortunately, the return of their veteran goaltender does not appear imminent.

According to the Newark Star-Ledger's Rich Chere, Devils coach Pete DeBoer said that Brodeur, who has been on injured reserve with a sore back since February 25, is not "day-to-day."

"I wouldn't classify it as day-to-day," DeBoer said, according to the Star-Ledger. "I mean he's not going to play Thursday. I don't mean it's going to be a month. Sometime in between day-to-day and a month."

AHL call-up goaltender Keith Kinkaid made his NHL debut Tuesday night in relief of Johan Hedberg during the team's 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay. He has sent been sent back to the team's minor-league affiliate in Albany.

The Devils announced Wednesday morning they have recalled goaltender Jeff Frazee from Albany, although DeBoer revealed that Hedberg will start Thursday against Buffalo.