Kinkaid allowed four goals on 25 shots in New Jersey’s loss in Anaheim on January 16th. Cory Schneider had a really busy night vs. the Penguins last night, so Kinkaid will make his sixth start of the season tonight. He enters play at 1-3-3 with a 2.54 GAA and .913 SV%. Kinkaid has never faced the Panthers, but has gone 1-1-2 at Prudential Center.
Severson has been out since December 15th because of a hairline fracture in his ankle. He was only supposed to miss 4-5 weeks, but he is already six and a half weeks removed from the injury. It sounds like it will end up being about eight or nine weeks from the date of injury.
Schneider allowed one goal on 30 shots in the Devils 2-1 shootout win over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday. Schneider has gone 5-1-0 with a 1.88 GAA and .937 SV% in seven starts in January. It has been a strong month, but he has a tough matchup with the Penguins in town—Schneider is 1-2-0 with a 2.64 GAA and .905 SV% vs. Pittsburgh this season.
Zajac (illness) will skate in the Devils optional game day skate.
Zajac missed Tuesday’s practice, but it looks like he will be one of a handful of players to skate this morning. His availability for the optional morning skate is a good sign that Zajac will be available tonight vs. the Maple Leafs. Expect an update this afternoon.
Schneider allowed two goals on 36 shots in the Devils 5-2 win over the Sharks in the final game before All Star break. Schneider has won four of his last six starts while posting a 2.07 GAA and .931 SV%. Tonight he takes on a Maple Leafs team he defeated 5-3 back in November.
Schneider made 14 saves on 15 shots before leaving Friday’s game in Anaheim. Schneider passed the concussion protocol tests and is ready to start tonight in San Jose. He comes in at 3-1-0 with a 2.09 GAA and .927 SV% in January. He allowed three goals on 31 shots in a loss in his first start vs. the Sharks.
Schneider, who left Friday’s game with an upper-body injury, is “doing fine” and is listed as day-to-day. The Devils are confident that Schneider will be able to backup at the very least on Monday, so no call-up has been made at this time.
Schneider left Friday’s game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Schneider exited after the first period with what Lou Lamoriello called an “upper-body” injury. Schneider appeared in obvious after taking a Matt Beleskey shot off his right collarbone and/or mask 3:31 into the first period. “He's feeling better right now, but he couldn't go back in,” Lamoriello said. Lamoriello said that Schneider did not require X-rays but would not speculate on if Schneider might miss Monday's game in San Jose or how long he might be out.