"It hasn't been the easiest career wise, I'm trying to just rebuild my game here" Cory SchneiderPosted: Updated:
Binghamton, N.Y. - New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider was named an NHL All-Star in 2016 and ever since, the thirty-two year old has suffered from on-and-off injuries. The latest came in December of 2018 when he suffered an abdominal strain on December 14, 2018 in the Devils game against the Vegas Golden Knights. Schneider was put on injured reserve Monday, December 17 and was then called back down to Binghamton Sunday, January 20, 2019 on a conditioning loan during New Jersey's bye-week.
"It hasn't been the easiest, career wise, I'm trying to just rebuild my game here and get back on track" said Schneider.
"It hasn't been the best of times going on here the last few months for me, but at the end of the day, again, it's up to me and it's my job to get back on track and get back to being the player I was."
Schneider got the start in net on Monday when the Binghamton Devils traveled to Syracuse to play the Crunch. The 11-year NHL veteran stopped 21 of 23 shots in his rehab start.
"The first period was okay. But, I felt better as the game went on, which is important, just to kind of feel more engaged and more involved" Schneider said.
"I just want to feel better and better about things as I go forward. But, it was nice to just play in a game again."
Schneider was traded to New Jersey from the Vancouver Canucks in 2013. In the last few seasons, his numbers have drastically dropped.
Schneider's recent performances or lack of can all be blamed on the major injuries he's been dealing with. However, this isn't close to being the veteran's first rodeo and he continues to hold on to the positives.
"Hopefully, all these issues are in the past and I just need to be available and play well and contributing is the most important part. So, that's the most important for me and you know, hopefully getting my game back to where it needs to be" said Schneider.
Schneider and the Binghamton Devils are home Friday, January 25 to host Hartford at 7:05 p.m.