- Cory Schneider may not be ready to start the season for the New Jersey Devils season following hip surgery.
The 32-year-old goalie, who had surgery for torn cartilage in his left hip May 1, was given a five-month recovery period and remains on that timetable. That would take him to Oct. 1; the Devils open the season Oct. 6 against the Edmonton Oilers in Sweden.
"Whether it's September or October, we are not going to rush Cory," Devils general manager Ray Shero said at development camp Wednesday. "We have Keith Kinkaid, and that's why we re-signed Eddie Lack (to a one-year contract worth $650,000 on June 30). We'll get more updates as we move along in the summer."
Forwards Taylor Hall and Nico Hischier should be ready for camp.
Hall, who won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player, had surgery for torn ligaments in his left hand April 30 and is training in Toronto. Hischier, who had his left wrist immobilized for four weeks in May because of an injury that kept him out of the 2018 IIHF World Championship for Switzerland, is also working out.