Schneider underwent successful surgery to repair a core muscle injury Thursday, and has an expected recovery time of six weeks. If Schneider was bothered by his core muscle injury during the season, it didn't show in his performance, as he was fantastic in 2015-16, compiling a 27-25-6 record with an impressive 2.15 GAA and .924 save percentage over 58 appearances. The 30-year-old netminder's win-loss record would have undoubtedly been better had he gotten more goal support from his teammates this season. The Devils averaged just 2.22 goals per game in 2015-16, worst in the NHL. Schneider should be ready for the start of next season's training camp, and will once again serve as the Devils' workhorse goaltender in 2016-17.
Schneider stopped all but one of the 20 shots he faced in a 5-1 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday. Schneider closed out the season on a high note with a solid performance against the struggling Maple Leafs. He finally got the goal support he was lacking, as the Devils had failed to reach more than two goals in Schneider's last six starts. The 30-year-old has a new career high in wins with 27.
Schneider was confirmed as the starter for the Devils' season finale Saturday against the Maple Leafs, Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger reports. Schneider has been unable to shake of the rust from his 12-game absence due to a knee injury as he is 0-2-0 in his return. The netminder will look to end the season on a high note against a Toronto squad which, at this point in the year, is basically their AHL affiliate due to the number of call ups. Overall, the 30-year-old is looking to end a six contest skid in which he logged a 3.21 GAA. When considering his matchup, however, Schneider's fantasy value definitely gets a boost for Saturday.
Schneider allowed two goals on 17 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Buffalo. The 30-year-old played well in this one, but received little goal support from his teammates -- something that's plagued New Jersey's netminders all season. Schneider has lost both starts since returning from injury, and had a four-game losing streak going before going out with the ailment. The Devils can't score, making whoever is in net for them a risky play for fantasy hockey.
Schneider will start Tuesday's home game against the Sabres, Tom Gulitti of the Record reports. Beyond that, the starters for the team's last two regular season games have not yet been mapped out, though coach John Hynes didn't rule out the possibility that Keith Kinkaid could draw one of the assignments. In his first game back from a knee injury, Schneider -- who last earned a win back on Feb. 23 -- allowed two goals on 35 shots in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Lightning.
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