Devils deal with slew of injuries, hope to trade Brunner

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It looks like the New Jersey Devils will go into a tough stretch with aches and pains, in more ways than one. In Michael Cammalleri’s case, there’s even a little comic relief (for your inner child, at least).

The Bergen Record’s Tom Gulliti shared a laundry list of updates, with most of the news being negative:

  • The Devils assigned Damien Brunner (pictured) to the AHL, yet they might try to find a potential trade suitor. In the meantime, Gulitti notes that $1.575 million of the 28-year-old’s $2.5 million cap hit will count against the team’s cap even when he’s at the AHL level.
  • New Jersey is concerned that Adam Larsson and Travis Zajac may have suffered from mumps, with Larsson still sick and possibly headed to injured reserve. Zajac’s a little banged up beyond whatever sickness he was dealing with, too.
  • Patrik Elias is dealing with a groin injury, but frequent injury sufferer Martin Havlat may be able to play on Monday.
  • Devils fans might need a chuckle at this point. Perhaps Cammalleri’s pulled butt muscle will suffice?

/Waits for inevitable Twitter handle @Cammalleributtmuscle