Havlat (face) will not play Friday; questionable for Saturday.
Havlat, who was injured last Saturday, played 14 minutes on Tuesday but will come back out of the lineup, likely for the next two games. With Havlat out, Damien Brunner will skate on the Devils' second line.
Havlat was not on the ice for the Devils' practice this morning, so it looks like he will take Friday off, which means that Jacob Josefson will be in the lineup and Damien Brunner will skate on the second line.
Schneider will make his seventh straight start on Friday.
Schneider allowed four goals on 25 shots in a OT loss to the Rangers on Tuesday. Schneider won three in a row to start the season, but has now dropped each of his last three starts while posting an ugly 4.35 GAA and .854 SV%. It won't be easy for him to snap the losing streak against the Stars.
Schneider allowed three goals on 31 shots in a loss to the Sharks on Saturday. After winning the first three starts of the season and allowing just six goals, Schneider has now lost back-to-back games while allowing eight goals on 57 shots (.860 SV%). He will face the Rangers, who he was 1-0-0 against last year.
Larsson in-line to make his season debut on Tuesday.
The former fourth overall pick has been a healthy scratch in each of the Devils' first five games, but it appears as if he will play on Tuesday vs. the Rangers. Larsson is skating on the Devils' third pair with Jon Merrill, while Eric Gelinas is skating as the seventh defenseman. Larsson has just three goals and 24 assists (27 points) in 128 career NHL games.
Havlat missed Saturday's game after suffering substantial cuts to his face in Thursday's game. He took part in warmups on Saturday but was scratched. His presence on the ice this morning suggests that he and his full face shield will be in the lineup on Tuesday vs. the Rangers.
Schneider will start in the Devils home opener on Saturday.
Schneider had a terrible night on Thursday. He was pulled after allowing five goals on 26 shots including a brutal goal that went of the end boards and then off him and in. The Devils will go right back to their star netminder in a rough matchup with the Sharks.
Havlat has facial lacerations, no structural damage he is considered day-to-day.
Havlat was cut by an inadvertent elbow by the ref last night while he was being hit from behind by Jason Chimera. Havlat was bleeding everywhere and had some pretty substantial cuts. Damien Brunner skated in his spot this morning.
Havlat left Thursday's game with extensive facial damage following a hit from Jason Chimera.
Chimera caught Havlat pretty high from behind and rubbed him into the end boards. Havlat went down in a heap, bleeding from his nose and lip. Havlat will likely need some pretty serious repairs and miss some time. The first year Devil had one goal and two assists in his first four games.
Schneider will get the call on Thursday vs. Washington.
Schneider allowed a single goal on 27 shots in the Devils' 2-1 win over the Lightning on Tuesday. The win moved Schneider to 3-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and .937 SV% on the young season. He is getting tons of goal support to start the year and he might need it tonight against a Capitals team who have 10 goals in three games.
Schneider stopped 28 of 29 shots in a 5-1 win over the Panthers on Saturday. Schneider moved to 2-0 with a 2.50 GAA and .926 SV%. The most surprising thing is that the Devils have scored 11 goals in the first two games after averaging just 2.40 G/PG (27th in NHL) a season ago.