Devils captain Andy Greene met with the media following practice at RWJ Barnabas Health Hockey House to talk about the placement of goaltender Cory Schneider on waivers and his potential assignment to Binghamton (AHL) if he clears.
"It's always a tough situation whenever someone gets put on waivers," Greene began, adding that he is hopeful that the netminder can find his game and get back to New Jersey.
"We weren't talking too long ago at training camp how confident he looked, how good he looked," stated Greene. "He wasn't playing the way he wanted to. It's a tough situation but hopefully he rebounds and comes back strong."
Greene was asked if he spoke with Schneider and he said he did.
"We talked, a few of us talked about it. It's just one of those things where it's tough. You don't really know what to say or how to react. We need to support him and support everybody else in the room as best we could."
The captain also looked back on Schneider's time with the team, which included some stellar all-star seasons.
"When he came here, he was a top goaltender and was playing very well. He played very well for us while we were struggling. We just couldn't play well enough in front of him to rewarded him for those couple seasons there."