Devils’ Cory Schneider leaves game after jamming leg into post

Cory Schneider had to leave the game after injuring himself against the post on a save attempt.

New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider had to be helped off the ice Friday night, when he jammed his right leg into the post attempting to make a save against the Dallas Stars.

The Devils were killing a penalty early in the third period, when Tyler Seguin took a shot that was deflected by Jamie Benn wide of the goal.

The puck rebounded towards the side of the net where Jason Spezza had a chance, but Schneider stuck out his right pad to make a save.

Unfortunately for him, his skate jammed against the post awkwardly, causing the 29-year-old to remain on the ice in discomfort.

Eventually play was whistled dead, and Schneider left the game to be replaced by Keith Kinkaid.

Schneider has been the Devils’ most valuable player this year, going 26-22-6 in 54 games with a .924 save percentage and a 2.14 goals-against average.

He was named to Team USA’s 2016 World Cup of Hockey roster Wednesday.

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