Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid foresees a big rebound from teammate and fellow net minder, Cory Schneider.

Kinkaid fully expects Schneider to regain his usual dominant form in 2017-18.

"There's nothing he's doing wrong, it's just kind of the way a few games go," Kinkaid said. "There's no doubt in my mind he'll be top five next year."

Schneider went through his toughest season in a Devils uniform in 2016-17, when he posted a 2.82 GAA and .908 save percentage. In his previous three seasons with the Devils, his highest GAA was 2.26 and his lowest save percentage was .921.

Schneider finished top five in the NHL in save percentage in 2014-15 and 2015-16, and top five in GAA in 2013-14 and 2015-16.

As for Kinkaid, he will be back with the Devils in 2017-18, likely serving as Schneider's backup again after signing a new two-year contract in June before he officially hit free agency.

Kinkaid said he talked to a few teams during the week prior to free agency opening on July 1, but his interest didn't sway away from New Jersey.