Paul Martin will be out 4-6 with a non-displaced fracture of his lower left arm above the wrist. The good news is that this break won’t require surgery. A broken bone that requires nothing but a cast is easily healed. Martin isn’t a guy that I want to lose for 6 weeks but it happens. After the Penguins game I was fearing he might be a long term injury. Not sure what this does for him in terms of the Olympics but time will tell.
Pandolfo is also slated to be out 4-6 weeks with a shoulder injury. Pandolfo’s right shoulder popped out on a hit from behind from former Devil Mike Ruppand the Devils are going to try and rehab it first before deciding if he needs surgery to fix. Pando’s injury seems less severe than Martin’s but in the end it might be more complicated.
We will have to see who comes to replace Martin but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Devils call up Ekford and Corrente for a couple of games. Hopefully Mottau can return to the lineup ASAP so the Devils aren’t forced to call Cory Murphy back to NJ. What does that say when I am hoping to have Mottau in the lineup?