To no one's surprise, Marty Brodeur will start in goal for the New Jersey Devils in the season opener against the Islanders Saturday night.
The Devils have made some roster changes prior to the game. Winger Bobby Butler has cleared waivers and has been asisgned to the AHL's Albany Devils, where he earned an All-Star nod during the lockout. The idea here is to get him as much ice time as possible since he would be slated for third or fourth line play to start the season in New Jersey.
Mattias Tedenby has been recalled to replace him on the roster and Tedenby is slated to play tonight. According to Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record, scratches to Game 1 are left wing Krys Barch and defensemen Adam Larsson and Peter Harrold
The opening night lines look like this according to Gulitti.
Forwards: Dainius Zubrus-Travis Zajac-Ilya Kovalchuk; Mattias Tedenby-Patrik Elias-David Clarkson; Ryan Carter-Stephen Gionta-Steve Bernier; Stefan Matteau-Jacob Josefson-Cam Jansseen.
Defensemen: Bryce Salvador-Marek Zidlicky; Andy Greene-Mark Fayne; Henrik Tallinder-Anton Volchenkov.
Goaltender: Martin Brodeur.
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