New Jersey Devils Place 10-Year Veteran Goalie On Waivers

The New Jersey Devils made a significant move recently, placing veteran goaltender Keith Kinkaid on waivers.

This decision came after Kinkaid had been sidelined with an upper-body injury during training camp, delaying his availability for the current season.

If he successfully clears waivers, he is expected to be assigned to the AHL's Utica Comets, where he will join forces with former Toronto Maple Leaf Erik Källgren in goal.

This move was prompted by the Comets' need for a second netminder, following 22-year-old Nico Daws' hip surgery, which is projected to keep him out of action until mid-December.

Kinkaid's NHL journey has been quite varied, with stints on several teams, including the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, and Colorado Avalanche.

While he may not be a regular NHL starter anymore, he is fondly remembered by Devils fans for his contributions, particularly during the 2017-18 season when he played a crucial role in the team's playoff berth.

Despite limited NHL appearances in recent years, Kinkaid has demonstrated his ability to make impactful saves over his 10-year career.

Kinkaid, who initially joined the Devils as an undrafted free agent in 2011, has accumulated a career record of 70-58-21 with a .905 save percentage and a 2.91 goals-against average in his 169-game NHL career.

While his role in the NHL has evolved, this development marks a significant chapter in Kinkaid's enduring and varied hockey journey. Photo Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports