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Schneider to make Devils debut; Jagr, Elias scratched

Sep 16, 2013, 1:27 PM EST

Cory Schneider AP

Cory Schneider has yet to play a game for the New Jersey Devils, but already understands the significance of the Rangers rivalry.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Schneider said prior to making his Devils debut on Monday against New York, as per the Star-Ledger. “First preseason game. It’s a big rivalry here. We don’t like losing to them.

“Even though it’s a preseason game, it’s a game you want to win.”

Acquired from Vancouver at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Schneider is slated to play two periods for the Devils tonight before giving way to Keith Kinkaid.

In front of him will be a lineup missing two of the team’s biggest stars — 41-year-old free agent signee Jaromir Jagr, and longtime forward Patrik Elias.

Elias, 37, is a healthy scratch after taking part in the first few days of training camp.

Jagr hasn’t suited up since briefly skating at the start of camp. He quickly departed due to “general soreness” and hasn’t been back on the ice since.

According to NHL.com, Jagr won’t play until he feels 100 percent.

  1. devilsarethebest - Sep 16, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Going to the game. Can’t wait to see him and Boucher.

  2. 950003cups - Sep 16, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    GO DEVILS!!!
    “Preseason” my @$$!! It’s gonna be packed.

  3. blomfeld - Sep 16, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    BEST OF LUCK TO YOU NUMBER 2 !!!

    Giving away Cory Schneider for some unknown 18 year old called ‘Wofat’ was probably the dumbest trade ever made since the Lenape Indians thought it might be an idea to sell Manhattan to the Dutch for a lousy $24.00 ! Gillis is going to rue his cowardice to no end and it all starts tonight with Cory’s first appearance … GO Schneider !!! :)

    *** NHL’s Top Goaltenders as per The Guardian Newspaper ***

    1) Jonathan Quick
    2) Cory Schneider
    3) Jonathan Bernier
    4) Carey Price
    5) Henrik Lundqvist

    28) Roberto Luongo
    29) Walter Raleigh
    20) Ilya Bryzgalov

    • devilsarethebest - Sep 16, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      Um 29)Ovechkin?

      • blomfeld - Sep 16, 2013 at 5:06 PM

        sorry friend … just noticed the errors myself ! :)

        1) Jonathan Quick
        2) Cory Schneider
        3) Jonathan Bernier
        4) Carey Price
        5) Martin Brodeur

        28) Roberto Luongo
        29) Alexander Ovechkin
        30) Ilya Bryzgalov

  4. jhuck92 - Sep 16, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    A side note: I think this will be the first time he will face his former coach. Should be a good match-up, even for the preseason.

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