Damien Brunner C NJ 6 Months

Brunner (face) took part in morning skate but doesn't look as though he will play in Saturday's preseason finale, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.

Brunner required stitches on his upper lip after taking a puck to the face at Friday's practice. While he'll be held out for the preseason finale, his status for the beginning of the regular season isn't in jeopardy. He'll likely fill a bottom-six role for the Devils this season.

Damien Brunner C NJ 6 Months

Brunner left Friday's practice early after taking a puck to the face, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.

According to coach Pete DeBoer, Brunner required a few stitches to close up a cut on his face, but the forward should otherwise be fine. DeBoer said he expects to have Brunner available for Saturday's preseason finale, though he could be held out as a precaution.

Damien Brunner C NJ 11 Months

Damien Brunner scored for Switzerland in a 3-2 loss to the United States on Saturday.

The Swiss were on the wrong end of a pair of questionable offside calls, which negated goals in the contest. Switzerland is now 0-2 at the 2014 World Hockey Championship and they will look for their first win on Monday against Belarus.

Damien Brunner C NJ Jan 02 '80

Damien Brunner opened the scoring with his 11th goal of the season Sunday.

It was Brunner's return to action after spending two games in the press box as a healthy scratch. Brunner has now spent five games this season as a healthy scratch and this is not what the Devils were expecting when they inked him as an off-season signing.

Damien Brunner C NJ Dec 18 '79

Damien Brunner found the back of the net for the first time in 12 games on Saturday.

Brunner is a very streaky player as he has shown over the last two seasons so scoring his 10th goal of the season could be the start of a new streak. He has 19 points this season.

Damien Brunner C NJ Dec 14 '79

Damien Brunner returned to action on Tuesday March 4.

Damien Brunner C NJ Dec 13 '79

Damien Brunner (charley horse) might be back on Tuesday.

Brunner skated with the Devils during Monday's optional practice. He's been out for two consecutive games.

Damien Brunner C NJ Dec 11 '79

The New Jersey Devils will be without Damien Brunner and Bryce Salvador against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.

Brunner is dealing with a charley horse in his left leg while Salvador is suffering from a bruised collarbone, so both will miss another contest.

Damien Brunner C NJ Dec 09 '79

Damien Brunner's lower-body injury is a charley horse.

Brunner couldn't complete Thursday's game and he won't return on Saturday. Consider him day-to-day beyond that.

Damien Brunner C NJ Dec 09 '79

Damien Brunner is out with a lower-body injury.

Brunner was hurt during Thursday's game and won't play on Saturday. Beyond that, the extent of his injury isn't known yet.