Damien Brunner C NJ 6 Months

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.

Damien Brunner C NJ 6 Months

Damien Brunner has yet to register a point through three Olympic games.

Brunner and the Swiss have been bailed out by extraordinary goaltending by Jonas Hiller, who has allowed just one goal in three games. As the tournament shifts to elimination games though, the Swiss offense will have to start scoring more. NHLers like Brunner and Nino Niederreiter will have to pick it up.

Damien Brunner C NJ 7 Months

Damien Brunner scored a goal and added two helpers in the Devils' 7-1 romp over St. Louis Tuesday night.

The struggling winger is enjoying his most productive stretch of the season with five goals and three assists in his past six games. It's anyone's guess as to whether the Devils' free-agent signing will continue to produce, or fall back into a slump.

Damien Brunner C NJ 7 Months

Damien Brunner (knee) is expected to play on Tuesday.

Brunner has been out since Dec. 20 due to a sprained MCL. "I feel great. No pain," Brunner said. "When I went down (Dec. 20) I thought my knee was completely gone. Then when I got back in the room the doctor said my ACL is fine." Brunner had four goals and five points in his last four contests going into Dec. 20, so we'll see if he can pick up where he left off now that he's healthy.

Damien Brunner C NJ 7 Months

Damien Brunner (knee) has received the green light from New Jersey's medical staff to return.

Coach Pete DeBoer said there's "a good chance" that Brunner will play Tuesday night. His status won't be decided until after the morning skate, though. Brunner has been sidelined by a sprained MCL since Dec. 20.

Damien Brunner C NJ 8 Months

While his teammates are in Denver, Damien Brunner (knee) skated in New Jersey on Wednesday.

Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said Brunner is ahead of schedule. He hasn't played since Dec. 20, but should be regarded as day-to-day at this point.

Damien Brunner C NJ 8 Months

Damien Brunner has been chosen to represent Switzerland at the Winter Olympics.

Brunner and Minnesota's Nino Niederreiter were the only NHL forwards named to the roster on Monday. Brunner is currently out with a knee injury, but he could be available to return later this month. He has 13 points in 32 games with New Jersey this season.

Damien Brunner C NJ 8 Months

Damien Brunner will miss at least four weeks with a knee injury.

The injury occurred last night when Brunner took a knee-on-knee hit from Mark Fistric. The good news is that he will not require surgery. Brunner was returning to form when this injury hit as he had four goals in four games before Friday. Reserve him for now if he is on your roster.

Damien Brunner C NJ 8 Months

Damien Brunner left Friday's game with a knee injury.

The Devils are calling it a lower body injury but Brunner took a knee-on-knee hit early in the first period from Mark Fistric and did not return. There is no word on the severity of the injury or whether or not Brunner will go with the team to Washington for Saturday's game. Brunner has been hot of late with four goals in four games before Friday. "You feel for him because he was really starting to play well and get his legs, get his confidence," coach Peter DeBoer said. "It's a tough break for him and for us." Consider him day-to-day.

Damien Brunner C NJ 8 Months

Damien Brunner left Friday night's game versus Anaheim with an apparent knee injury and will not return.

Brunner was just starting to find his scoring touch, notching four goals and an assist in his last four games. Brunner took a knee-on-knee hit and had to be helped off the ice.