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.
Schneider allowed three goals on 26 shots in the Devils 5-3 win over the Kings on Wednesday. Schneider has played very well as of late, winning three of four with a 2.01 GAA and .927 SV%. He won his first start on the California trip, but it is difficult to expect a repeat performance from the Devils in Anaheim tonight.
Jagr (illness) will not play on Wednesday; doubtful Friday.
Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said Jagr is “quite sick” and the chances of him playing on the road-trip are “not very good." With Jagr out, Steve Bernier will skate on the Devils top-line with Scott Gomez and Adam Henrique.
Schneider made 40 saves on 42 shots in the Devils loss to the Bruins last Thursday. He was given Friday night off and has had nearly a full-week off in between starts. He has gone 2-1-0 with a 1.68 GAA and .940 SV% in the 2015 calendar year. Schneider has struggled, going 8-13-0 on the road this season.
Kinkaid surrendered three goals on 25 shots in the Devils loss to the Canadiens last Friday. Cory Schneider faced 42 shots last night, so he will likely get the night off tonight vs. the Islanders. He made 31 saves in a 3-2 shootout loss in his first start vs. the Isles.