With Schneider out on Sunday, Devils recall Danis from minors

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The New Jersey will be without starting goaltender Cory Schneider in Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Schneider was injured after jamming his skate against the post while making a save on Stars forward Jason Spezza. The Devils don’t know how long he’ll be out, but we know it’ll be at least one game.

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The Devils are a long-shot to make the playoffs at this point, but the only reason they’ve been in the race all season is because of Schneider’s play between the pipes. The 29-year-old is sixth in save percentage (.923) among goalies who have started 30 games or more and fifth overall in goals-against-average average (2.17).

On Saturday morning, New Jersey recalled Yann Danis from their AHL affiliate in Albany. The 34-year-old has 53 games of NHL experience under his belt. He hasn’t suited up in an NHL game since the 2012-13 season when he was a member of the Edmonton Oilers.

Keith Kinkaid is expected to get the brunt of the work while Schneider is on the shelf.