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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


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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Stempniak 53 15 24 7 39
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
K. Palmieri 53 20 15 3 35
A. Henrique 51 17 16 14 33
T. Zajac 45 7 18 6 25
D. Schlemko 45 6 9 -9 15
A. Larsson 53 2 11 12 13
D. Severson 50 1 12 0 13
A. Greene 53 4 6 2 10
J. Josefson 42 3 7 -13 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 23 15 6 .929 2.03
K. Kinkaid 3 5 1 .909 2.52
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