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Devils goalie Kevin Weekes injured, leaves game against Lightning

NEWARK, N.J. - The night off for New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur lasted less than 21 minutes.

Brodeur, the Devils' workhorse, was scheduled to have a quiet night Friday after being honoured in a pre-game ceremony for setting the NHL record for regular-season wins. That changed when backup Kevin Weekes injured a leg in the opening minute of the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Evgeny Artyukin, who gave the Lightning the lead on the first shot of the game, fired a puck from the left wing that appeared to hit Weekes on the left leg above the goal pad. Weekes made the stop but pitched forward, face down on the ice. He was eventually helped off, unable to put weight on the leg.

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