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Devils Olympians Set To Take The Ice Today

Today is one of my favorite days of these Winter Olympics. Not only does today mark the first day of curling, but Olympic hockey is set to take the stage. There’s something about watching each nation’s hockey team and their style of play that makes Olympic hockey fun to watch.

There are five current Devils sprinkled around the Olympic tournament. Both Zach Parise and Jamie Langenbrunner will play for Team USA, with Langenbrunner serving as the U.S. captain. Martin Brodeur will be one of three goalies for Team Canada, and it has already been announced that he will start in Thursday’s game. Patrick Elias will serve as the captain of the Czech Republic, and Ilya Kovalchuk will play for the Russian team.

Here’s today’s Olympic hockey schedule:

Men’s Group A

U.S. vs. Switzerland – 3:00 P.M.

Canada vs. Norway – 7:30 P.M.

Men’s Group B

Russia vs. Latvia – Midnight

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Now for some quick non-Olympic news. Devils defenseman Paul Martin finally had the cast removed on his broken forearm yesterday. He’s begun rehab, and the team expects to have Martin back for their March 2nd game against the San Jose Sharks.

Martin originally broke his forearm October 24 after a slash from Penguins right-winger Bill Guerin. The Devils wanted the injury to heal on its own, but the arm didn’t heal properly. As a result, Martin had surgery to fix the injury, pushing back his recovery time. Martin was selected to play for Team USA, but he could not play because of the injury.

Martin had been skating on his own for the last two and a half weeks without shooting or stickhandling.

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