coach John Hynes indicated Wednesday that Wedgewood will not travel with the team to Florida as he's being sent back to AHL Albany, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Wedgewood's demotion comes on the heels of news that Cory Schneider (knee) is nearing a return following an extended absence. While his last outing wasn't spectacular, the 23-year-old likely left a nice impression by posting a 2-1-1 record with a 1.24 GAA and .957 save percentage when called upon. The 23-year-old netminder has spent a fair amount of time in the minors with limited success, but he's improved significantly over the last couple seasons. If he can continue at his current pace, there's a chance Wedgewood has a future in the NHL.
Wedgewood allowed three goals on 23 shots in Sunday's loss to the Hurricanes. The 'Canes raced out to three quick goals in the first 22 minutes of the contest, and though Wedgewood settled down after that, the damage had already been done. Sunday marked the first regulation loss of the 23-year-old's career, as even after the defeat, Wedgewood owns a terrific 1.24 GAA and .957 save percentage.
Wedgewood has been pegged as the starter for Sunday's matchup with the Hurricanes, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. A strong showing through three outings (0.66 GAA, .978 save percentage), the Devils will ride the hot hand into Sunday's contest. A third-round pick in 2010, the 23-year-old appeared to figure things out this season, posting a 9-2-3 record, 1.69 GAA and .928 save percentage with AHL Albany before the recall. That success has carried over to the NHL level, and he'll look to keep things rolling Sunday against a Hurricanes club that's lost six of their last seven.
Wedgewood allowed a single goal on 26 shots but it wasn't enough as the Devils fell 1-0 to the Capitals in overtime Friday. Both Wedgewood and Braden Holtby turned aside every single puck thrown at them through regulation and 2:17 of overtime -- which was when John Carlson beat Wedgewood with the game-winner. It was an impressive showing from the rookie, who has beaten the Penguins less than 24 hours prior. Through three starts, the 23-year-old has two wins and a regulation loss while allowing just two total goals, so feel free to give him a try in daily formats -- or as a spot-start option -- the next time he gets the nod.
Wedgewood is back between the pipes Saturday against the Captials, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Wedgewood gets both contests in the Devils' back-to-back. While the move is unusual, the netminder certainly earned it after shutting out the Penguins on Friday. It will certainly be trial by fire for the rookie as he faces Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin in the same weekend, especially considering the Capitals are one of the top scoring teams in the league, currently averaging 3.15 goals per game.
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