Practice Report: Boulton is Back, Brodeur is Ready, Elias Scare

The practice lines were shaken up today. The lines were:
Kovalchuk-Parise-Clarkson
Sykora-Elias-Zubrus
Tedenby-Henrique-Palmieri
Boulton-Carter-Janssen
Extra: Pelley, Mills

The defensive pairings were:
Tallinder-Larsson
Greene-Fayne
Salvador-Volchenkov
Extra: Fraser
Goalies: Brodeur, Hedberg.

Eric Boulton returned to practice after hurting his hand in fight with San Jose Sharks’ defenseman Douglas Murray.

Martin Brodeur says that he is okay to play on Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. However nothing is set in stone at the moment. With two consecutive games on Wednesday and Thursday one could figure that Brodeur is going to play one of them.

Scary moment today when Patrik Elias left the ice hobbling during practice from Anton Volchenkov stepping on the outside of his left ankle. Elias said after practice, “I was just milking it.” Everyone breath a sigh of relief.