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      Schmid has been recalled from Utica (AHL) on Monday.

      With Vitek Vanecek battling an illness and lower-body injury, the Devils have recalled Akira Schmid from the Utica Comets of the AHL. Schmid started the season with the Devils but was demoted to the AHL after a poor start. The 23-year-old Schmid has struggled at the AHL level as well this season, posting a 3.58 GAA and .885 SV% in 12 games (3-5-4).

      Source: New Jersey Devils 02/12/24, 2:59 pm EST

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      Schmid will start against the Oilers on Thursday.

      Schmid has started three of the last five games for the Devils and will start again on Thursday after spending the first portion of the season as the clear backup to Vitek Vanecek. Since taking on a larger role in late November, Schmid has a 4-4-0 record while posting a .905 SV%, a vast improvement over the .885 SV% he sported in the six games leading up to it (1-3-1). The Devils have a challenging matchup on Thursday against the Edmonton Oilers but are still -111 home favourites despite losing to them 4-1 less than two weeks ago.

      Source: Amanda Stein 12/21/23, 7:02 pm EST

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      Akira Schmid was in the starter's crease at Thursday's morning skate.

      Schmid has started three of the last five games for the Devils and will likely start again on Thursday after spending the first portion of the season as the clear backup to Vitek Vanecek. Since taking on a larger role in late November, Schmid has a 4-4-0 record while posting a .905 SV%, a vast improvement over the .885 SV% he sported in the six games leading up to it (1-3-1). The Devils have a challenging matchup on Thursday against the Edmonton Oilers but are still -111 home favourites despite losing to them 4-1 less than two weeks ago.

      Source: Amanda Stein 12/21/23, 10:46 am EST

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      Schmid will start in Seattle on Thursday.

      Schmid will take over the Devils' crease for the third time in four games after dropping his previous start surprisingly vs. San Jose after allowing five goals on 17 shots (.706 SV%). The 23-year-old has been a strong contributor to New Jersey's horrific goaltending numbers this season as he is 3-5-1 with a 3.27 GAA and .891 SV%. He will faces the struggling Seattle Kraken, who are in midst of a five-game losing streak and are 29th in the NHL in goals per game (2.65).

      Source: Catherine Bogart 12/7/23, 10:02 pm EST

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      Akira Schmid was the first goalie off the ice at the Devils' morning skate.

      Schmid will take over the Devils' crease for the third time in four games after dropping his previous start surprisingly vs. San Jose after allowing five goals on 17 shots (.706 SV%). The 23-year-old has been a strong contributor to New Jersey's horrific goaltending numbers this season as he is 3-5-1 with a 3.27 GAA and .891 SV%. He will faces the struggling Seattle Kraken, who are in midst of a five-game losing streak and are 29th in the NHL in goals per game (2.65).

      Source: Matt Loughlin 12/7/23, 3:11 pm EST

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      Schmid will start against the Sharks on Friday.

      Schmid gets the rare start on back-to-back nights as he will be the surprise yet deserved starter for the Devils on Friday. The Devils' starting job has swung firmly in Schmid's favour for the first time this season, as the 23-year-old netminder stopped all eight shots he faced in relief of Vitek Vanecek on Tuesday before allowing just three goals on 47 shots in Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Flyers. After a slow start to the season, Schmid currently boasts a .904 SV% thanks to his recent hot streak, and he couldn't ask for a better matchup to keep things rolling with the Devils being massive -500 favourites over the Sharks on Friday.

      Source: Amanda Stein 12/1/23, 6:35 pm EST

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      Akira Schmid will start Friday vs. Columbus.

      Schmid will return to the Devils' crease on Wednesday for the first time since allowing five goals on 30 shots (.833 SV%) in a 6-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on November 14th. The Devils are an offensive juggernaut this season, ranking ninth in the league offensively (3.47 GF / GP), but have struggled immensely keeping the puck out of their net, regardless of who is in between the pipes, ranking fourth-worst in the league defensively (3.82 GA / GP). Schmid has shown the pedigree of an exceptional goaltender in the past but has struggled to find his footing this season, posting an ugly 3.46 GAA and .885 SV% through six games (1-3-1).

      Source: Mike Morreale 11/24/23, 3:08 pm EST

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      Schmid will start in Winnipeg on Tuesday.

      Schmid played well coming in relief of Vitek Vanecek on Friday, saving 20 of 21 shots (.952 SV%) in a 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals and will receive only his second start since October 26th. The Devils expected to operate with an even timeshare in their crease, but early struggles for Schmid quickly put that idea to rest. In five games (1-2-1), Schmid has a 3.09 GAA and .898 SV%. Despite his struggles, Vanecek has been far from perfect this season, and a strong performance from Schmid against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday could go a long way in securing him more game-action.

      Source: Sam Kasan 11/14/23, 7:31 pm EST

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      Akira Schmid is in the starter's crease at Tuesday's morning skate.

      Schmid played well coming in relief of Vitek Vanecek on Friday, saving 20 of 21 shots (.952 SV%) in a 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals and will likely receive only his second start since October 26th. The Devils expected to operate with an even timeshare in their crease, but early struggles for Schmid quickly put that idea to rest. In five games (1-2-1), Schmid has a 3.09 GAA and .898 SV%. Despite his struggles, Vanecek has been far from perfect this season, and a strong performance from Schmid against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday could go a long way in securing him more game-action.

      Source: Sam Kasan 11/14/23, 1:24 pm EST

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      Schmid will start in St. Louis on Friday.

      Schmid will make an appearance in the Devils crease on Friday as New Jersey travels to St. Louis for the tail-end of a back-to-back. It's the first start for Schmid since October 25th against the Capitals when he was pulled after surrendering three goals on just eight shots. Starter Vitek Vanecek has started and won all three games since, although he's registered just an .884 SV% over that stretch, so the door for an increased workload may still be open for Schmid if he can regain the form he flashed last season. Schmid has struggled to the tune of an .863 SV% and a 4.07 GAA across his first three starts of the season.

      Source: Sam Kasan 11/3/23, 7:30 pm EST

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      Schmid will start Wednesday's game against the Capitals.

      Schmid will return to the Devils' crease for his third start of the season after Vitek Vanecek got the nod in Tuesday's 5-2 victory over the Canadiens. Fantasy managers will be hoping for a strong performance from Schmid tonight after enduring a relatively slow start to the season. The 23-year-old netminder has stopped just 58 of the 65 shots he's faced this season, and has a 3.30 GAA to go along with a 1-0-1 record to show for it. New Jersey should provide plenty of goal support all season long, so there is still a lot of potential fantasy value to be had in Schmid if he can reclaim his form from the end of last season and challenge Vanecek for more starts.

      Source: Amanda Stein 10/25/23, 6:59 pm EST

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      Schmid will start on Long Island on Friday.

      Schmid will make his second start of the season after surrendering three goals on 30 shots in last Friday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Coyotes. The 23-year-old netminder was fantastic down the stretch for the Devils last season, recording a .922 SV% and a 2.13 GAA in 18 appearances. He was even able to wrestle some starts away from starter Vitek Vanecek in the post-season, and could continue to see his usage grow if he's able to maintain the excellent form he's shown to date.

      Source: James Nichols 10/20/23, 7:08 pm EST

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      Schmid led the Devils onto the ice for warmups.

      Schmid was 9-5-2 with a .922 SV% and a 2.13 GAA in 2022-23 and will get his first start of the 2022-23 season Friday vs. Arizona. The 23-year-old netminder is only making his 19th career regular-season start but will be looking to build off his impressive postseason run last year, which saw him post a .921 SV% and 2.35 GAA in nine games played. He draws a great opening matchup against Arizona, who finished 2022-23 last in the NHL in shots per game (25.8) and 28th in goals for (225)

      Source: Amanda Stein 10/13/23, 6:30 pm EST

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