Groin Issue Delayed Postseason For Canucks' Schneider: Cory Schneider revealed that it was a groin injury that kept him out of action for the final two games of the regular season and the first two games of the postseason, the Vancouver Sun reports. (Updated 5/10/13)
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Cory Schneider was able to return to the net for the final two games of the Canucks first-round loss to the Sharks. He was somewhat rusty in those two appearances, but Schneider did appear to be over his groin injury. The Canucks finally handed over the No. 1 goaltending job to Schneider this past season and he seized the opportunity by going 17-9-4 with a 2.11 goals-against average and .927 save percentage. The odds are Roberto Luongo will be traded this offseason, opening up the door for even more starts for Schneider next season. (Updated 5/10/13).
Following up on his fantasic rookie campaign, Cory Schneider did everything possible to cement himself not just as the Canucks goaltender of the future, but also the teams primary option in goal right now. He began the 2011-12 season as Roberto Luongos backup but eventually usurped the former Vezina winner and took over the full-time job in the playoffs. Schneider finished the year 20-8-1 with a stellar 1.96 goals-against average and .937 save percentage in 33 appearances. While he couldnt help Vancouver avoid a first-round sweep at the hands of eventual Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles, Schneider remained excellent in net during the postseason, allowing just four goals in three games while putting up a .960 save percentage. The Canucks have made their commitment to Schneider going forward, inking him to a three-year deal this offseason while trying to find a trading partner for Luongo. As long as Bobby Lou is indeed moved, fantasy owners should treat Schneider as an elite goaltending option heading into the season. (Updated 8/14/12)