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Schneider returns to practice

Thursday, 10.31.2013 / 4:02 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Schneider returns to practice
Schneider returns to practice


Cory Schneider
returned to practice on Thursday and expects to be ready for this weekend's back-to-back against the Flyers and Wild.

Schneider, who last saw action last Thursday against Vancouver, has missed two games with a lower body injury.

"Nothing serious," Schneider said. "Just, as coach said, a lower body injury that kind of cropped up. I just needed a few days to let it calm down and I think the way the schedule worked out, only playing once in a week, we saw it as an opportunity to just be overly cautious and make sure that I'm better and not try to rush back.

"Fortunately, we had a couple of days here and I'm feeling great, feeling 100 percent, so I should be good to go."

The Flyers make their first visit to Prudential Center on Saturday before the Devils (3-5-4) head to Minnesota to face former captain Zach Parise for the first time.

Schneider would split the games with Martin Brodeur.

"I think that's the plan," Schneider said. "We haven't gotten to that point yet. I just wanted to see if I could make it through today with no issues and I did. I'm sure we'll talk about that, but yeah, back-to-backs with travel, hopefully I'll be ready to go for one of those."

With back-to-back wins and victories in three of their last five contests (3-1-1), the Devils are trending in the right direction.

"We want to keep this going," head coach Peter DeBoer said. "I think we've got a good feeling, we're starting to get a good feel about what our games should look like on a nightly basis. You want to keep that going, you don't want to take your foot off the gas when you're in those situations. That's the goal."

Schneider's aiming for his seventh start of the season. So far, he's 1-3-2 with a 2.14 goals-against average, .915 save percentage and one shutout.

"I've been very fortunate in my career that I haven't missed a lot of time, either practices or games," he said. "Sometimes you're just not used to knowing when you feel right and when you don't feel right. Sometimes [the trainers] have to tell you, 'Let's take a few days here and make sure we get this right.'"

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 69 16 24 -3 40
M. Cammalleri 62 25 13 3 38
P. Elias 63 11 21 -16 32
S. Gomez 52 7 24 -7 31
S. Bernier 61 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 68 11 12 -4 23
A. Larsson 58 3 19 3 22
A. Greene 76 3 18 3 21
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 56 6 11 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 28 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47