The Devils placed G Cory Schneider (lower body injury) on IR, retroactive to Thursday, the team announced.
Schneider suffered the injury during Thursday's game against the Senators in Ottawa, and is eligible to be activated on Friday, Oct. 27.
G Scott Wedgewood was recalled from Binghamton of the AHL on emergency conditions.
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Devils G Scott Wedgewood's mask features character David Puddy from Seinfeld.
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Victor Rask had the first multigoal game of his career, scoring twice as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Sunday.
Rask, who has scored in three straight games, ended the Hurricanes' skid of six consecutive games without a power-play goal when he connected in the second period to give him 20 this season.
Ron Hainsey scored the other Carolina goal, and Cam Ward made 23 saves.
John Carlson scored at 2:17 of overtime, Braden Holtby made 22 saves and the Washington Capitals moved within grasping distance of the Presidents' Trophy with a 1-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
Carlson, playing for the first time since sustaining a lower-body injury on Feb. 24, took a pass from Jason Chimera and ripped a shot from the right circle that beat Scott Wedgewood.
Wedgewood, who shut out Pittsburgh on Thursday night, had his shutout streak of 159 minutes, 34 seconds ended by the goal. It was the second goal he has given up in three NHL starts. On Friday, he stopped 25 shots.
The win gave Washington 111 points. They can clinch their first Presidents' Trophy since 2009-10 with a point against the Blues on Saturday or Dallas losing earlier in the day. >> Read more
The New Jersey Devils host the Washington Capitals on Friday at 7 p.m. ET.
According to STATS:
- Washington is looking for a sweep of the season series with New Jersey after winning the first three meetings. A win would give the Capitals their first ever season series sweep of the Devils and the fifth season without a regulation loss.
- The Capitals, seeking their first Presidents' Trophy since 2009-10, only need to eliminate Dallas for the No. one overall seed with a victory in Newark since the Stars, who have 97 points with seven games remaining, swept the season series.
- Alex Ovechkin has 43 goals and 207 hits on the season, his fifth career season with at least 40 goals and 200 hits. Since 2005-06, no other NHL player has posted a season with these minimums.
- In Thursday's 3-0 New Jersey win in Pittsburgh, Scott Wedgewood recorded his first career shutout in his second career start. Wedgewood has stopped 67 of the first 68 NHL shots that he's faced and also got the win in his debut against Columbus earlier in the week.
- The Capitals are the only team in the NHL without two consecutive regulation losses this season. Washington has posted a 14-0-1 record this season following a regulation loss and has outscored opponents 53-26 in those games.
- New Jersey is in the middle of their 12th and final set of back-to-back games this season. The Devils are 5-6-1 in first games and 5-4-2 in second games when playing on consecutive dates.
The three-headed monster of Keith Kinkaid, Jeff Frazee and Scott Wedgewood have combined for an .899 save percentage and 2.65 goals-against average in 59 games.
Toss out Wedgewood's so-so three games, and Frazee and Kinkaid have combined for a 2.62 goals-against and .912 save percentage.
Tags: Albany Devils, Alex Ponikarovsky, Jeff Frazee, Keith Kinkaid, Editorial Aside, Prospect Buzz, Rick Kowalsky, Scott Wedgewood, Stefan Matteau, Tim Sestito
College hockey tournaments?are in full swing, which means there are prospects to keep our eyes on.
- Devils' prospect Derek Rodwell scored a goal and was a plus-1 in the Fighting Sioux's 5-3, best-of-three contest against Michigan Tech.
- Blake Pietila, a forward for Tech, was a minus-3 in that same contest.
- Blake Coleman, for Miami University, had a tough night, finishing minus-1 in the Redhawks' 3-0 loss to Michigan State in the CCHA quarterfinals.
- Michigan defender Jon Merrill was a plus-1 in Michigan's 4-3 win over Western Michigan Friday night in the CCHA Quarters.
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But Reid Boucher has it all to himself.
We discussed his chances of scoring 60-plus goals in a season last week, but 59 goals in 63 games is still something else.
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The Hockey Buzz has posted a good look at some Devils prospects. They go over the play of goaltender Scott Wedgewood and winger Reid Boucher. Wedgewood stopped 35 of 36 shots against the Barrie Colts of the OHL. Boucher has 21 goals this season in the OHL. In the article they compare him to Phil Kessel. So there is a lot of potential for the up and coming Devils. Give it a read.