Friday, October 20, 2017
Devils Put Schneider on IR
Appearances could be a bit deceiving here, but nevertheless, on Friday, the New Jersey Devils did put their number one goalie, Cory Schneider, on the Injured Reserve with his lower-body injury. Schneider couldn't finish last night's game against the Senators, unable to come out for the 3rd period.
Now, the reason why things look deceiving... the Devils are on their mandatory week off in the season after tonight's game, so Schneider will be eligible to return when they play game number two after his injury. Placing him on the IR allows for the team to recall Scott Wedgewood, who will backup Keith Kinkaid with the Sharks at the Rock.
Odds are, given that the Devils were on back-to-back nights, so it was very likely that Kinkaid was going to get the start tonight, so Dale B. really only missed out on the result last night, which is a best-case scenario, assuming that the injury is minor. We'll probably have to wait until mid-week to hear more about the injury and whether or not Schneider will be ready for next weekend, so stay tuned.
Dale's team opens the weekend in 7th place and already eliminated from the survivor pool.