Depending on the diagnosis of Ilya Kovalchuk’s shoulder, the image above could be the lasting one for this season for the Devils. His teammates and coach had some interesting and telling quotes after the game. Here’s a roundup of a few of them.
Pete DeBoer: “I think mentally coming into the season we’re prepared that we’re going to have to lose key people and be able to survive it.” (via Tom Gulitti on Twitter)
DeBoer: “We’ll get through it.” (via Devils on Twitter)
David Clarkson: “I’ve seen him play through a lot of things, so when he went down like that, yeah, it’s scary, but, hopefully, he’s all right.” (via Tom Gulitti on Twitter)
Martin Brodeur: “We have a job to do and if he’s going to be out for a while it’s definitely going to affect us.” (via Tom Gulitti on Twitter)
Brodeur: “You just hope it’s not something too serious and, hopefully, he’s OK. He’s a big bear. He’ll be fine.” (via Tom Gulitti on Twitter)