2008_10_brodeurout.jpgThe Devils got terrible news today when they learned that Martin Brodeur will require elbow surgery Thursday to repair the distal bicep in his left elbow. Brodeur is expected to miss 3-4 months after the operation, which should allow him to return to the Devils in March. The loss of Brodeur elevates Kevin Weekes into the starting goaltender’s spot, a role he hasn’t had since the 2003-04 season. Scott Clemmensen, with 15 career games in the NHL, is now Weekes' backup. Brodeur, who was injured Saturday, is a four-time winner, including last year, of the Vezina Trophy as the league's best goalie.