New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider left Friday’s 4- loss to the Dallas Stars with apparent leg injury.
New Jersey Devils 2 (31-28-7, 69 pts)
Dallas Stars 4 (39-20-7, 85 pts)
NHL, Final Game Box Score
American Airlines Arena, Dallas, TX
By Ryan Daly
New Jersey Devils goaltender, and arguably best player, Cory Schneider, left Friday’s contest with what appeared to be a leg injury. New Jersey would go on to lose the game in Dallas 4-2.
Early in the third period against the Dallas Stars, Schneider hurt his leg while sprawling to make a save. The Devils goalie made a kick save on Stars forward Jason Speeza and had a difficult time getting up. The trainer quickly got out to Cory, and assisted him off the Ice. Schneider skated off very gingerly and appeared in pain.
Schneider appears to hurt himself doing split on save on Spezza. He’s coming out of game at 2:05.
— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) March 5, 2016
Cory Schneider, Devils MVP, leaves game after jamming his right leg on the post https://t.co/3jx4dKxtnM
— Jason Gold (@JayGold85) March 5, 2016
Backup goalie Keith Kinkaid came in after the injury. Kinkaid kept New Jersey in the game as he made crucial saves in the third period. The Devils could not complete the comeback as Dallas scored an empty net goal to seal the game.
It looks like the injury could be hamstring or groin related. The best case scenario would be that it was just a slight pull, which could still cost Schneider to miss some games. Only time will tell about what the injury is.
John Hynes on Schneider: “We’ll see what happens when we get back to NJ. No update yet.”
— Rich Chere (@Ledger_NJDevils) March 5, 2016
Just two days after being announced as one of the goalies for USA in the Hockey World Cup, this injury is the last thing Schneider and the Devils wanted to see.
Cory Schneider, without a doubt, is the team MVP this season. The 29-year-old net minder has put up Vezina type numbers all season. If Schneider misses anytime at all, it will put the Devils playoff hopes to rest.