Number 30 is looming on the horizon. Martin Brodeur has been working his way back from an elbow injury, and will soon be practicing fully with the team. His return is imminent, and this spells bad news for all the other teams in the NHL, most of whom are already behind the Devils in the standings.
But this is also bad news for Scott Clemmensen, who has been starting most games in Brodeur's place. When Brodeur returns, the Devils will have a few options with Clemmensen and Kevin Weekes, and will have to decide which of the two stays, and which goes. It's unlikely that both remain as Brodeur's backup. But no matter the case, Clemmensen's days as a starter are apparently numbered.
Because he's put up better stats than Weekes thus far, it would appear sensible for the Devils to trade or release Weekes, while keeping Clemmensen as Brodeur's backup. However, I have ten reasons why the Devils should actually retain Weekes and trade Clemmensen.