Elias was already ruled out for the preseason and now he has been ruled out for the season opener and will start the year on IR. The 39-year-old will start the season behind the eight ball after a tough 2014-15 season.
Elias (knee) will be held out of the start of training camp.
Elias has been held out of the first couple days of training camp because of an issue with his right knee. The 39-year-old is coming off of a disappointing season in 2014-15 and missing a portion of training camp could slow his production to start the 2015-16 season.
Ryane Clowe (concussion) will be unable to play hockey now or in the future.
Clowe has suffered four concussions in the last two seasons and doctors have recommended that he does not play again. The last time Clowe has played was November 6th, 2014 and has likely been forced into retirement. He is expected to sit on longterm injured reserve throughout the remainder of his three-year, $14.55 million contract.
Schneider will start the season finale on Saturday.
Schneider gave up three goals on 39 shots in the Devils loss to the Rangers on Tuesday. Schnieder has not recorded a win since March 17th, losing his last seven straight outings. Overall he had a strong season, going 26-30-9 with a 2.25 GAA and .926 SV% on a Devils team who rank 28th in the NHL in scoring (2.15 G/PG).
Kinkaid allowed three goals on 26 shots after replacing Cory Schneider in the Devils loss in New York last Saturday. Kinkaid has gone 1-4-1 with a 3.20 GAA and .900 SV% in four starts and six relief appearances on the road this season. Tonight he will face a Lightning team who have lost four of six.
Schneider was pulled after he allowed three goals on six shots in the Devils 6-1 loss to the Rangers on Saturday. Tonight he will look for revenge against the Rangers, this time in New Jersey. Schneider is 0-2-1 with a 4.01 GAA and .845 SV% in his first three starts against New York this season.
Schneider allowed three goals on 31 shots in the Devils loss in Columbus on Tuesday. Keith Kinkaid got the win last night, but Schneider will be between the pipes tonight in New York. Schneider has lost his last five starts while posting a 2.64 GAA and .908 SV% over that span. He has gone 0-1-1 with a 2.94 GAA and .885 SV% in his first two starts vs. the Rangers.
Kinkaid allowed three goals on 32 shots in the Devils loss in Carolina on Saturday. Cory Schneider started the last two games, but Kinkaid will go tonight vs. Montreal. Kinkaid has gone 0-2-0 with a 4.57 GAA and .870 SV% in his first two starts against the Canadiens this season.