Devils head coach John Hynes framed the placement of Cory Schneiders on waivers and his potential assignment to Binghamton (if he clears) as an opportunity for the goaltender to get into some games.
"The way the schedule comes now, we didn't see him getting into a lot of games in the next couple of weeks. When a player, particularly a goalie, if you're not going to have an opportunity to play it's hard to get the game reps and confidence that you need," Hynes stated.
"We had a similar situation with him last year, he came back and played well for us at the end of the year."
Hynes added that after Schneider's stint in Binghamton last year, he came back and was a great contributor. He had a 2.41 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in 16 starts. He followed that up with a great run with Team USA at the World Championships, on a team that Hynes was an assistant coach.
"He had a very good World Championships, I was there with him, had a good training camp, good start to the year but unfortunately wasn't at a level consistent enough to find ways to win games. That's why we're going to give him the opportunity to do that and it's proven in the past that he has helped him."
The bench boss made sure to point out that he hopes for a similar outcome this year.
"If he does clear waivers and go to Binghamton, it's not the end of the road for us here.