Brunner was just about to break out of his slump when he went down with a knee injury about 4 weeks ago. Harrold has been out for quite some time since crashing into the net against the New York Rangers in early December.
Brunner currently stands at 8 goals and 5 assists through 32 games this season. Harrold has 0 goals and 2 assists through 21 games and has a -5 rating so far.
Brunner confirmed that he did indeed sprain his MCL and is currently running on a consistent timetable with what Lou Lamoriello originally said.
Harrold practiced with Anton Volchenkov on the “4th” defensive pairing. The Devils will have 8 defensemen on the roster once Harrold is activated and it looks like Jon Merrill will be the man to go.
Cam Janssen was placed on waivers to prepare for at least Brunner to return tomorrow. If he clears at noon tomorrow afternoon, he can be placed in Albany.
Adam Larsson could also be close to returning to the lineup after registering 4 assists in 6 games with the AHL club. Even further moves could be coming.