No, really, they are a pain. I would know, I'm in the midst of some injuries now, but that's neither here nor there.
At the start of the Devils season, I, we, Devils Nation, we're all somewhat glad with the two injuries that hit the Devils roster. Both Annsi Salmela and Bryce Salvador were hurt and because they were placed on the IR, the Devils had enough salary cap space to fill out the roster. Great.
However, the damn injury bug kept biting.
Marty Brodeur (elbow), Zach Parise (knee), Jacob Josefson (thumb), Jamie Langenbrunner (neck), Brian Rolston, Matthew Corrente (upper body), Mark Fraser hand), Matt Taormina (ankle), and Anton Volchenkov all hurt at one point or another. And of that list, only Rolston and Volchenkov are back!
Look, I'm sure in due time, and maybe even later this season after some more minor league season, that Stephen Gionta, Alexander Vasyunov, Olivier Mangan, and Mark Fayne will round out, gain some more skill and can help out.
But in the meantime, let's start getting our boys back and healthy. Jamie should be back on Thursday night, but the rest are a toss up. Just like the games, one at a time.