The Devils have placed goalie Cory Schneider on waivers.
Schneider, 33, has a cap hit of $6 million through 2021-22.
In Schneider’s first three seasons with the Devils, he posted a 69-71-27 record with a 0.924 SV% and a 2.15 GAA. Since 2016-17, he’s gone 43-60-22 with a 0.904 SV% and a 2.97 GAA, as he’s battled hip injuries.
The Devils recalled Louis Domingue to supplement Mackenzie Blackwood in the crease.
The New Jersey Devils have re-signed goaltender Cory Schneider to a seven-year, $42 million contract extension.
Schneider, 28, posted 16 wins with a 1.97 GAA and 0.921 save percentage along with three shutouts while sharing the crease with Martin Brodeur last season.
He has one year remaining on his current contract which will pay him $4 million, and would have commanded $6 million per season and possibly more as a UFA next summer.
New Jersey Devil’s goaltender Cory Schneider is set to become an unrestricted free agent (UFA) at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 season. The Devils are interested in resigning Schneider as they put a lot of faith in him becoming their new franchise goalie. With Martin Brodeur rapidly approaching retirement, the Devils will need to get Schneider inked to a new deal. Losing him would set the team back many years as they would have not have a quality replacement.
Schneider’s agent Mike Liut spoke about his experiences so far in New Jersey and about the likelihood of his client staying with the team. NJ.com’s writer Randy Miller asked whether or not the Devils could be a long-term solution for Schneider. Liut responded, “I think Cory will be a very good goalie in the National Hockey League and a quality starting goalie in the National Hockey League for the next 10 years. How that unfolds and where the twists and turns lie is anybody’s guess.”
While it is an agent’s job to provide direct answers in an effort to maximize their client’s potential earnings, perhaps, Schneider has become frustrated with the team which currently sits outside of a playoff spot. When Liut was asked about whether Schneider thinks the team can compete now or in the future, he stated, “Can you have success here? If you’re an older goalie and the team is not going to necessarily win, that would be a reason why you want to go someplace else. Is this a team I can grow with and have success with?”
All indications suggest that Schneider will base his decision on the results of next year’s season. Based on the current team’s payroll and with the assumption that Brodeur’s $4,000,000 and Jaromir Jagr’s $2,000,000 will be off the books, the Devils will have more than enough cap space to make something happen with Schneider. If the Devils can prove to Schneider that they are a team on the rise, than I think it is safe to say that he will resign.