Tom Gulitti reported today that Steve Bernier had a scary incident at practice where he was going pretty fast and “tried to get around Marek Zidlicky and fell.” He was down for a bit and was holding his shoulder but ended up getting up on his own but was unavailable to the media today.
Pete DeBoer said that he feels that Bernier should be available to play tomorrow afternoon against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Bernier’s line adjusted with his injury as Patrik Elias moved to C while Stephen Gionta moved to RW after Reid Boucher jumped in at LW.
Jacob Josefson moved up into the 4th line, replacing Boucher.
Along with Josefson temporarily, the extras at forward today were Ryan Carter (who is still on injured reserve) and Mattias Tedenby.
Martin Brodeur will be starting on Tuesday vs. the Penguins. After Schneider put up a beauty of an effort on Saturday against the New York Islanders, there could be arguments going both ways about this decision.
You could also easily make the argument favoring Brodeur considering he stopped 29 of 30 against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday in the 2-1 shootout loss.
Brodeur is 1-0 against Pittsburgh this season and 5-3-2 at home. Schneider has played Pittsburgh twice and has a very unflattering .864 save percentage against them this season.