The New Jersey Devils seem poised to lean on Cory Schneider for the foreseeable future, but Schneider knows firsthand how useful (and promising) a backup goalie can be.
For much of this season, the Devils turned to Keith Kinkaid when Schneider was banged up or in need of a breather.
Scott Wedgewood has instead been given a shot lately, and he’s been absolutely on fire, so the Devils are throwing him out there again to see if he can keep it up. He’ll be given a chance to keep the Devils’ flimsy playoff hopes alive as they face the pesky Carolina Hurricanes and Cam Ward, a goalie hoping to gain the attention of suitors as unrestricted free agency nears.
Wedgewood’s hot streak makes it that much easier to send Schneider to the AHL for a conditioning stint, as the Devils did today.