Gomez is questionable for Friday's game with the flu.
Gomez woke up with the flu this morning and was not on the ice for the Devils’ morning skate. He is listed as “very questionable” for tonight’s game, which means that Michael Ryder should get back into the lineup.
Schneider allowed two goal on 25 shots in the Devils 3-1 loss to the Flames on Wednesday. Schneider is 5-4-0 with a 1.59 GAA and .946 SV% in the month of February. Tonight will be his third start vs. the Bruins—he is 0-2-0 with a 3.11 GAA and .908 SV% in the first two meetings.
Schneider stopped all 38 shots that he faced in the Devils 3-0 shutout win over the Coyotes on Monday. Things just keep rolling for Schneider, who has won three of his last four while allowing just four goals. Tonight he will face a Flames team he is familiar with from his days in Vancouver—he has gone 4-3-0 with a 1.97 GAA and .938 SV% vs. Calgary in his career.
The Devils have recalled Scott Clemmensen from Albany (AHL).
Clemmensen has been recalled to serve as Cory Schneider’s backup tonight vs. Arizona. Keith Kinkaid is sidelined with a lower-body injury, which triggered the call-up. Clemmensen has gone 5-8-1 with a 2.75 GAA and .900 SV% in Albany.
Kinkaid (lower-body) is not expected to be available for Monday.
Kinkaid suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday’s win over the Hurricanes. He stepped on the ice this morning, but left before the team’s formal skate. With Kinkaid sidelined, the Devils have recalled Scott Clemmensen from Albany to serve as Cory Schneider’s backup vs. the Coyotes.
Schneider allowed one goal on 15 shots after replacing the injured Keith Kinkaid in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Carolina. Since the All Star break, Schneider has been excellent, going 5–3-1 with a 1.67 GAA and .944 SV%. Tonight has a fantastic matchup against a Coyotes team who have lost seven of their last eight while averaging just 1.63 goals per game.
Kinkaid starts in game two of the Devils back-to-back.
Kinkaid allowed six goals on 44 shots in the Devils loss in Montreal on February 7th. Overall, Kinkaid is 2-4-3 with a 2.76 GAA and .910 SV% on the season. Tonight he will take on the NHL’s 27th ranked offence who ate also be on the tail-end of a back-to-back set.
Schneider allowed one goal on 25 shots in the Canucks shootout win over the Sabres on Tuesday. The win snapped a three-game losing skid and moved him to 3-3-0 with a 1.66 GAA and .943 SV% in February. Tonight will be his fourth career start vs. his former team—he has gone 0-1-2 with a 2.28 GAA and .921 SV% in the first three meetings.
Gionta (hand) will return to the Devils lineup on Tuesday.
Gionta has been out since December 29th with a hand injury, but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Sabres. It is a perfect time for him to return as he gets set to take on his older brother Brian.
Schneider allowed three goals on 38 shots in the Devils 3-1 loss to the Predators on Saturday. It was the first time in nine games that he allowed more than two goals, but it is hard to fault him when he faces 41 shots. He has been great in the last month and a half and is a must-start vs. the Sabres.
Schneider allowed two goals on 34 shots in the Devils 3-1 loss to the Blackhawks last night. Schneider extended his run of allowing less than three goals to seven games. Tonight will be his sixth start on no rest—in the first five he has gone 2-3-0 with a 2.57 GAA And .914 SV%. Be wary of his matchup on a back-to-back.
The Devils will not have a morning skate on Saturday. Will have to wait for starting goalie info until the team arrives at the rink around 6 p.m ET. Schneider made 32 saves in the Devils loss last night.
Clowe (concussion) will not play again this season.
When Devils GM Lou Lamoriello was asked about Clowe’s status, he said there is “not a chance” that Clowe plays again this season. He was also unsure whether Clowe would be back next year. Clowe carries a $4.85M cap-hit and is signed through the 2018-19 season.