- Scott Burnside, NHL
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New Jersey netminder Martin Brodeur's assault on the record books will be halted -- at least temporarily -- thanks to an elbow injury sustained Saturday night against Atlanta.
Devils GM Lou Lamoriello announced Sunday that Brodeur would not play in Monday's contest against Buffalo in New Jersey.
Brodeur was set to undergo an X-ray and MRI examination Sunday.
Brodeur was credited with the win in Saturday's 6-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers even though he left the game in the second period and did not return. The win was No. 544 in his career leaving him seven short of tying Patrick Roy's all-time record of 551. Brodeur needs five shut-outs to tie Terry Sawchuk's all-time mark of 103.
Brodeur seemed to injure his left elbow scrambling to make a stop during a flurry of activity in front of the Devils' goal. He played for a brief time after first appearing to injure the elbow and then headed to the locker room 6:38 into the second period. He did not speak to reporters after the game.
Lamoriello told reporters in New Jersey it was "just a bruised elbow."
Brodeur had played every minute of every Devils game this season until being relieved by backup Kevin Weekes Saturday night.
Goaltender Jeff Frazee, the Devils' second choice in 2005, has been called up from Trenton (ECHL) under emergency conditions to serve as backup to Weekes.
Scott Burnside is a senior NHL writer for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.