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Cory Schneider hopes to play for New Jersey Devils this Weekend


The New Jersey Devils have won their last two games and might be able to improve on that soon, as Cory Schneider said that he hopes to play in one of the two homes games over the weekend. The Devils host the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday and the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.

Schneider will be eligible to be taken off of the IR list on Friday.

After taking much of the last week to rest his sore groin, Rich Chere of the New Jersey Star-Ledger reported that Schneider returned to practice with his teammates today. Schneider spoke to Chere about how he was feeling heading into this weekend:

Nothing serious. As the coach said, it was a lower body injury that kind of cropped up and just needed a few days to calm down. I think the way the schedule worked out, only playing once in a week, we saw as an opportunity to be overly cautious and make sure that I’m better and not try to rush back.

I’m feeling great. I’m feeling 100 percent, it’s I’m good to go.

The good news is that Schneider is returning to a team that might be turning things around after a rather horrid start.

They’ve defeated the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning in their last two contests, and will look to build on that against the Wild and Flyers. Minnesota just had a three-game winning streak snapped by the Chicago Blackhawks, while the Flyers have won two out of their last three after a slow start.

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