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Schneider in tonight, Brodeur will go more than month between starts

Feb 8, 2014, 3:18 PM EDT

New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider, left, looks at the scoreboard as he stands in front of New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur during a timeout in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) AP

The New Jersey Devils have confirmed that Cory Schneider will make his sixth straight start and second in as many days on Saturday. Consequently, Martin Brodeur will end up going more than a month between starts.

“I’ve never had that time off while I was healthy playing on a team and two weeks vacation on top,” Brodeur told the Bergen Record earlier in the week when he openly conceded to this possibility.

Schneider has outplayed Brodeur — and most of the league for that matter — this season. That’s put the legendary goaltender in a situation he’s not accustomed to as the team’s backup.

To add to that, Brodeur will not be representing Canada in the Olympics after serving the nation in four consecutive Winter Games. He would obviously rather be getting playing time and he’s previously suggested that he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause if asked.

That being said, despite his past accomplishments, there might not be much of a market for the 41-year-old netminder.

  1. dharrislcsw11 - Feb 9, 2014 at 3:50 AM

    great for Marty if some playoff team picks him up as a back up, but i doubt it. Hope he ends his season with class and a team player with the realization that Cory S. is and will be the #1 goalie from now on. great hall of famer, finish up with the way in which you played 21 yrs., with dignity and class

  2. Simon Says Sports - Feb 9, 2014 at 5:09 AM

    Poor brodeur, regardless on what happens for the remainder of the season, he will still be one of the best goaltenders in the history of the game.

  3. bleedrangerblue - Feb 9, 2014 at 7:07 AM

    Time for him to retire. It’s over. Had a great career. The outdoor game at Yankee Stadium proves that. Look at Staals goal….

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