NEWARK, N.J. — Goaltender Cory Schneider, a one-time All-Star and one of many foremost faces of the New Jersey Devils, was positioned on waivers Monday.
The Devils stated on Twitter Monday the 33-year-old veteran can be assigned to Binghamton of the AHL if not claimed. It appears unlikely a group would accomplish that since it will inherit his $6 million annual wage, which runs via the 2021-22 season. Additionally, Schneider had battled a hip harm in recent times.
He has an Zero-Four-1 report in six begins this season and has performed solely twice within the final 13 video games. The Massachusetts native he had a goals-against common of Four.59 and a .852 save share.
“The way in which the schedule comes now, we didn’t see him moving into plenty of video games within the subsequent couple of weeks,” Devils coach John Hynes stated. “When a participant, notably a goalie, when you’re not going to have a chance to play, it’s arduous to get the sport reps and confidence that you simply want.”
Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)
Schneider frolicked at Binghamton final season engaged on his recreation and performed effectively late within the season. It has not carried over to this season.
“If he does clear waivers and go to Binghamton, it’s not the tip of the highway for us right here,” Hynes stated.
Devils captain Andy Greene stated Schneider performed effectively in coaching camp, however he has struggled for the reason that season began. A few teammates spoke with the goaltender after the transfer was introduced.
“It’s simply a kind of issues the place it’s powerful,” Greene stated. “You don’t actually know what to say or find out how to react. We have to assist him and assist everyone else within the room as finest we may.”
The Devils acquired Schneider from the Vancouver Canucks in 2013 for a first-round draft decide. He cut up enjoying time with Corridor of Famer Martin Brodeur in 2013-14 after which grew to become the No. 1 goaltender. His finest season was in 2015-16 when he posted a 27-25-6 report with a 2.15 goals-against common and 4 shutouts. He went to the All-Star recreation.
New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (AP Picture/ Invoice Kostroun)
New Jersey additionally recalled just lately acquired goaltender Louis Domingue from Binghamton to function the backup to Mackenzie Blackwood. Domingue was acquired from Tampa Bay for a conditional seventh-round decide within the 2021 NHL draft. The 27-year-old had a 2-1-1 report at Binghamton after the commerce. He was 21-5-Zero with the Lightning final season.
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