Corey GriffinNot a surprise at all, but still worth noting. If Carter doesn’t practice tomorrow, he’s highly unlikely to play Thursday. Even as it is, he’s pretty questionable to return until he begins doing on-ice work, then practices with the Devils without contact and finally progresses to full-contact practice. That’s usually a three- to four-day process, so it could be another week until we see Carter on the ice. As for Brodeur, like we said earlier, they’re just resting a 40-year-old back.