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Damien Brunner | Winger

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
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Damien Brunner scored for Switzerland in a 3-2 loss to the United States on Saturday.
The Swiss were on the wrong end of a pair of questionable offside calls, which negated goals in the contest. Switzerland is now 0-2 at the 2014 World Hockey Championship and they will look for their first win on Monday against Belarus. May 10 - 4:34 PM

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Damien Brunner opened the scoring with his 11th goal of the season Sunday.

It was Brunner's return to action after spending two games in the press box as a healthy scratch. Brunner has now spent five games this season as a healthy scratch and this is not what the Devils were expecting when they inked him as an off-season signing.
Mar 24 - 5:49 AM

Damien Brunner found the back of the net for the first time in 12 games on Saturday.

Brunner is a very streaky player as he has shown over the last two seasons so scoring his 10th goal of the season could be the start of a new streak. He has 19 points this season.
Mar 9 - 8:37 AM

Damien Brunner (charley horse) returned to action on Tuesday March 4.

Brunner was sidelined for two games. He had an assist and was on the ice for 14:22 minutes in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Detroit.
Mar 5 - 2:38 AM

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.
Mar 4 - 10:41 AM

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.
Mar 2 - 12:57 PM

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.
Feb 28 - 4:22 PM

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.
Feb 28 - 3:35 PM

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.
Feb 16 - 5:50 PM

Damien Brunner scored a goal and added two helpers in his return to the lineup Tuesday night, a 7-1 Devils romp over St. Louis.

The struggling winger is enjoying his most productive stretch of the season with five goals and three assists in his past six games dating back to before he got injured on Dec. 20. It’s anyone’s guess as to whether the Devils’ free-agent signing will continue to produce, or fall back into a slump, but Tuesday was a solid sign.
Jan 21 - 9:34 PM

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.
Jan 21 - 1:09 PM

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.
Jan 20 - 1:19 PM

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.
Jan 16 - 9:19 AM

Damien Brunner has been chosen to represent Switzerland at the Winter Olympics.

Brunner and Minnesota's Nino Niederreiter were the only NHL forwards named to the roster on Monday. Brunner is currently out with a knee injury, but he could be available to return later this month. He has 13 points in 32 games with New Jersey this season.
Jan 6 - 12:35 PM

Damien Brunner will miss at least four weeks with a knee injury.

The injury occurred last night when Brunner took a knee-on-knee hit from Mark Fistric. The good news is that he will not require surgery. Brunner was returning to form when this injury hit as he had four goals in four games before Friday. Reserve him for now if he is on your roster.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 11:08:00 AM

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3Adam Henrique
4Reid Boucher
5Jacob Josefson
LW1Michael Cammalleri
2Tuomo Ruutu
3Ryane Clowe
4Stephen Gionta
5Dainius Zubrus
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Michael Ryder
3Damien Brunner
4Martin Havlat
5Steve Bernier
6Mike Sislo
D1Andy Greene
2Marek Zidlicky
3Bryce Salvador
4Eric Gelinas
5Peter Harrold
6Adam Larsson
7Jonathon Merrill
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid
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