The veteran goaltender told reporters following the practice session that he has been dealing with a pinched nerve, which originally acted up during warmups for New Jersey's game against the Winnipeg Jets on Feb. 24. Brodeur last played on Feb. 21 when he backstopped the Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals.
During Brodeur's 11-game absence, the Devils have compiled a record of 3-6-2.
The 40-year-old goaltender has gone 12 games without a start, as backup Johan Hedberg was given the nod in the team's game against the Capitals on Feb. 23 one day before the injury acted up. Despite Brodeur's ability to return to practice, he said he would not be playing on Tuesday night against the New York Rangers.