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Keith Kinkaid | Goalie

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
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Devils backup goalie Keith Kinkaid, playing in his home town of Long Island, turned in a strong performance Monday night, stopping 31 of the 33 shots he faced in regulation and overtime before the Islanders recorded a 3-2 win in a shootout.
In five appearances this season, Kinkaid is 0-1-2. His goals-against average is an impressive 1.71. His save percentage isn't bad either, at .942. There's no point in picking him up for your fantasy team, though, since he doesn't play nearly enough. Cory Schneider gets the vast majority of starts for the Devils. Kinkaid's effort Monday night against the Isles was reminiscent of his start against the Blackhawks last week, when he blocked 37 of the 39 shots he faced in what also was a 3-2 shootout loss for the Devils. Dec 15 - 10:26 PM

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Keith Kinkaid will play between the pipes on Monday against the New York Islanders.

The Islanders are hosting the game and Kinkaid is from Long Island, so this is a chance for him to play there before the Islanders move to Brooklyn next season. "My dad grew up an Islander fan and I was an Islander fan and I've been here quite a bit," said Kinkaid. "It's pretty fun to be able to get to play in the arena." Kinkaid has a 1.64 GAA and .943 save percentage in four contests in 2014-15.
Dec 15 - 3:21 PM

Keith Kinkaid earned his first start of the season in goal for the Devils Tuesday, but he was saddled with a 3-2 shootout loss despite blocking 37 of 39 shots against Chicago.

Kinkaid had appeared in two prior games this year, but hadn't received a starting opportunity until Tuesday. Since he was called up from the minors to start this game, it's likely he'll be sent back down later this week.
Dec 9 - 10:04 PM

The New Jersey Devils have called up Keith Kinkaid.

That's a bit of a surprise given that Cory Schneider has played in almost every game this season. Kinkaid was called up from the minors Tuesday afternoon while Scott Clemmensen was sent to the AHL. If you're wondering why the Devils would call up Kinkaid to make the start rather than just use Clemmensen given that he was already on the roster, the answer is likely rust related. Clemmensen hasn't played since Nov. 22 while Kinkaid has gotten an opportunity to work in the minors.
Dec 9 - 5:08 PM

Keith Kinkaid has been called up by the New Jersey Devils.

Scott Clemmensen was sent to the minors so that he could get some playing time in the AHL. Cory Schneider has started in 27 of 28 games this season, so Kinkaid and Clemmensen have been taking turns warming the bench at the NHL level.
Dec 9 - 4:32 PM

Keith Kinkaid has been sent to the minors.

Kinkaid was tasked with keeping the Devils' bench warm while Scott Clemmensen got some playing time in the minors. Kinkaid ended up with a 2.22 GAA and .909 save percentage in 27 minutes worth of work during his NHL stint.
Nov 17 - 10:51 AM

The New Jersey Devils have called up Keith Kinkaid.

Kinkaid was summoned because the Devils plan to send Scott Clemmensen to the minors, provided that he clears waivers. Cory Schneider has started in all 11 of the Devils' games so far this season, so Clemmensen could use the opportunity to get some playing time in the AHL.
Nov 4 - 10:46 AM

Keith Kinkaid is off to a great start with Albany of the AHL.

The netminder battled Scott Clemmensen for the backup job to Cory Schneider in training camp and despite playing well, it was thought that the best thing for Kinkaid was to play regularly. He is 4-0-1 with a 1.96 GAA and a .934 save percentage. Should an injury occur to Schneider, do not be surprised if Kinkaid is called up and gets the majority of the starts.
Nov 1 - 7:44 AM

Keith Kincaid has been sent to the minors.

Scott Clemensen will back up Cory Schneider who could see action in as many as 70 games this season. Just an FYI.
Oct 7 - 8:12 AM

Keith Kinkaid had an eventful night in goal as got the start in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Islanders.

Kinkaid had a brutal giveaway that directly lead to the Islanders second goal. He did manage to rebound after the error and did not allow another goal for the rest of regulation. He struggled in the shootout allowing two goals on three shots as Kyle Okposo and Brock Nelson each scored.
Sep 26 - 10:40 PM

New Jersey has signed Keith Kinkaid to a one-year, two-way contract.

He'll earn $600,000 in the NHL and an AHL salary of $105,000. He's the frontrunner to be Cory Schneider's understudy in 2014-15, but the Devils have Scott Clemmensen playing on a one-year, two-way deal as well as an insurance policy.
Jul 3 - 4:58 PM

Keith Kinkaid may be in line to be Cory Schneider's backup next season.

GM Lou Lamoriello is looking for Kinkaid to take the role even though the team signed Scott Clemmensen to a one-year, two-way contract on July 1. "I'm just happy they're going to give me an opportunity, but nothing is set in stone," Kinkaid said. "I still have to battle Clemmensen for the backup job. I'm just glad I have the opportunity to do so. It's going to be a great competition in camp and I look forward to it."
Jul 3 - 10:55 AM

Albany River Rats coach Rick Kowalsky said that Keith Kinkaid is ready to play in the NHL if the Devils decide to deal Martin Brodeur.

Cory Schneider will be the number one goalie if Brodeur is sent elsewhere while Kincaid will be the backup. Kincaid has been bothered by a groin injury of late but played on Friday for the first time in four games and stopped 30 shots in a 4-2 win.
Feb 23 - 7:01 AM

Keith Kinkaid will serve as Martin Brodeur's backup Saturday night.

Cory Schneider says he's "feeling 100 percent," but he'll remain on injured reserve for now.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 07:00:00 PM

The New Jersey Devils have once again promoted Keith Kinkaid.

Kinkaid will serve as Martin Brodeur's backup on Tuesday while Cory Schneider continues to deal with a lower-body injury. Kinkaid has a 1.97 GAA and .912 save percentage in four AHL games this season.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 01:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

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PosRoleName
C1Travis Zajac
2Patrik Elias
3Adam Henrique
4Jacob Josefson
5Scott Gomez
LW1Michael Cammalleri
2Dainius Zubrus
3Ryane Clowe
4Stephen Gionta
5Tuomo Ruutu
6Jordin Tootoo
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Martin Havlat
3Michael Ryder
4Steve Bernier
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3Marek Zidlicky
4Bryce Salvador
5Eric Gelinas
6Peter Harrold
7Jonathon Merrill
8Adam Larsson
9Seth Helgeson
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid