New Jersey Devils: One Step Closer

JerseySenior Analyst IDecember 11, 2008

The Devils took one step forward today. Well, two, if you count the big victory over Pittsburgh. But it needs to be taken with a grain of salt, as the Pens seem to have taken over the mantle of "Most Injured Team."

But yeah, that's the point of this post: the Devils are almost back to full strength. Andy Greene was the last of the major skaters left on injured reserve, and he is finally poised to return. Six weeks to the day since he broke his hand, Greene has been cleared to practice and play in games. While he didn't participate in tonight's win, he should be back in the lineup soon.

That leaves only Martin Brodeur and a bunch of minor-leaguers on IR; the Devils have weathered the storm quite well. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: if they keep this up and make the playoffs, they'll be quite rested, and in for a great run at the Stanley Cup.