The Devils have acquired Taylor Hall from the Oilers for Adam Larsson.
Hall spent the first six years of his NHL career in Edmonton after they selected him 1st overall in the 2010 NHL Draft. Hall is coming off of a 26-goal, 39-assist (65 points) season and has a career-high of 80 points (2013-14). The 24-year-old is one of the best young wingers in the NHL and should provide the Devils with a huge boost up front. He will be reunited with his former junior teammate Adam Henrique.
The Devils have recalled Pavel Zacha from Sarnia (OHL).
Zacha, 19, was the Devils first round pick (6th overall) in 2015 and has finished up his second season with Sarnia. In 51 regular season games he collected 64 points (28G / 36A) and 13 points (6G / 7A) in seven playoff games. Look for him to make his NHL debut in the Devils’ season finale.
Schneider will start the Devils’ season finale on Saturday.
Schneider allowed two goals on 17 shots in the Devils loss to the Sabres on Tuesday. He has lost each of his first two starts since returning to the crease while stopping 48 of 52 shots (.923 SV%). Tonight he draws a strong season finale matchup against a Maple Leafs team that has lost six of their last eight games.
Kinkaid allowed three goals on 40 shots in the Devils loss in Florida last Thursday. Kinkaid has won four of his last seven starts while posting a 2.90 GAA, .913 SV% and one shutout. Tonight he faces a banged up Lightning team that has dropped four of their last six games while averaging just 2.00 goals per game.
Elias (knee) will return to the Devils lineup on Tuesday.
Elias has been sidelined since December 19th, but will be back in tonight vs. the Sabres. Elias will skate on the third line and the second power-play. He has one goal and four assists in 13 games this season.
Schneider stopped 33 of 35 shots in a loss in Tampa Bay in his return to the Devils crease on Saturday. It was a solid return for Schneider, who will start again tonight vs. the Sabres. Schneider has gone 2-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA and .944 SV% in his first two starts against Buffalo.
Kinkaid was outstanding on Tuesday, stopping 39 of 40 shots in the Devils 2-1 win over the Bruins. Kinkaid has gone 5-2-0 in March despite posting a 3.32 GAA and .895 SV%. He draws a rough matchup in Florida—he is 4-4-1 with a 3.08 GAA and .897 SV% in 10 starts and three relief appearances on the road.