David Hutchison | Jan 22, 2019 | 0
Brodeur talks to InGoal – Ancient Chest/Arm Unit to Blame for Injury ??
Old School Chest-and-Arm Protector let Devils star down?
It looks like Martin Brodeur will have to get the sewing kit out and stitch some more padding on his ancient chest-and-arm protector.
The good news for the New Jersey Devils is their hall of Fame goaltender doesn’t have any bones that need knitting.
Brodeur left Wednesday’s game in Chicago early with a bruised right elbow from a Patrick Kane shot in the second period.
Brodeur noted in the media scrum after the game, “It was a stinger. Hit me, not on the funny bone, but right on the nerves that are connected there and just kind of lost all strength that I had in my hand, so I couldn’t hold my stick. I tried. I went to play the puck and it was just weak.”
X-rays were negative, but after seeing his tiny, outdated chest protector during a stop in Vancouver on Monday, InGoal Magazine is surprised the damage wasn’t more extensive. Brodeur said he’s had it for about 12 years and insists it will retire with him — if it doesn’t retire him first.
“[laughing] Well that’s why I add stuff – every time I get hurt I put a new padding.”