The New Jersey Devils have confirmed that Cory Schneider will make his sixth straight start and second in as many days on Saturday. Consequently, Martin Brodeur will end up going more than a month between starts.
“I’ve never had that time off while I was healthy playing on a team and two weeks vacation on top,” Brodeur told the Bergen Record earlier in the week when he openly conceded to this possibility.
Schneider has outplayed Brodeur — and most of the league for that matter — this season. That’s put the legendary goaltender in a situation he’s not accustomed to as the team’s backup.
To add to that, Brodeur will not be representing Canada in the Olympics after serving the nation in four consecutive Winter Games. He would obviously rather be getting playing time and he’s previously suggested that he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause if asked.
That being said, despite his past accomplishments, there might not be much of a market for the 41-year-old netminder.