Damien Brunner C NJ 8 Months

Damien Brunner returned to action on Tuesday March 4.

Damien Brunner C NJ 8 Months

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 8 Months

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 8 Months

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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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.