NEWARK Womens Patric Hornqvist Jersey , N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have activated goaltender Cory Schneider from the injured list before the team begins a season-long seven-game road trip Tuesday night in Tampa.The 32-year-old Schneider is recovering after offseason hip surgery. He has not played in any of the Devils’ eight games this season. Keith Kinkaid has started and played in all eight games so far.Schneider, an 11-year NHL veteran, is in his sixth season with New Jersey after spending the first five years of his career as a backup with the Vancouver Canucks. Schneider was traded to New Jersey on the day of the 2013 draft for the No. 9 overall selection. In 2014-15, Schneider was a workhorse, playing in 69 of the Devils’ 82 games, posting a 2.26 goals-against average and winning 26 starts.Schneider skated with the Devils during Monday’s practice after spending the last week doing rehab work with the Devils’ AHL affiliate in Binghamton.“It’s been a long road back,” said Schneider, who played in only 40 games last season because of injury. “I did things the right way and didn’t rush it. That got me through it. I just needed to get some live action first before coming back here. It’s fun to be back with the guys.”Schneider will accompany the team to Tampa Phil Kessel Jersey , but will serve as Kinkaid’s backup for Tuesday’s game. Devils coach John Hynes didn’t put a timetable on Schneider’s return to the net.“He’s going to play at some point,” Hynes said. “We’ll take it day by day. We have a lot of games coming up, so he’ll get in. I just don’t know when. But he will not start tomorrow (Tuesday).”Hynes was encouraged by what he saw from Schneider in Monday’s practice.“Cory looked good,” Hynes said. “It was the first time he had his own net.”Schneider knows he’s not in any rush to return.“Keith has done a great job in goal,” Schneider said. “When he needs a break, I have to be ready. It’s a big trip. It has been tough just watching the guys. But it’s fun to be able to compete again. I know I won’t be 100 percent for a while, but if I stay on top of things with my rehab, I can play. I’m more excited than anything.” Few teams have been able to beat the league-leading Nashville Predators once this season but San Jose has a chance to do it for the second time.The Sharks will also try to hand the Predators back-to-back defeats for the first time Tuesday night in Northern California.San Jose dealt Nashville (13-3-1) a rare setback after scoring three goals in the final 8:20 en route to a 5-4 victory Oct. 23 in Tennessee. However Sidney Crosby Jersey , the Sharks’ goals were scored against backup Juuse Saros, who started while Pekka Rinne was sidelined with an injury.Article continues below ...Rinne made 28 saves through overtime in the Predators’ 2-1 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night. Even with the defeat, Rinne’s recent play has shown why he is the reigning Vezina Trophy winner.Since returning to the lineup Nov. 1, the 13-year veteran is 3-0-1 with a 0.74 goals-against average and one shutout. He’s turned away 121 of 124 shots over that span.Rinne has also been solid at the Shark Tank, but hasn’t enjoyed much success there. Despite a 1.87 GAA, Rinne is 4-5-3 over his career in San Jose, where he’s lost five of his last six starts.Meanwhile, Saros is 5-0-0 with a 2.31 GAA and one shutout on the road in 2018-19 Dougie Hamilton Jersey Womens , and the backup won in his only career start in San Jose in March 2017.“We’re finding ways to get points, but we want two every game,” Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis told the team’s official website after Monday’s loss. “We’ve been fortunate in getting points and timely goals, but we have a difficult back-to-back, and hopefully we’re a better version tomorrow.”Either Rinne or Saros will face a re-energized Sharks team. After a pair of dismal losses on consecutive nights last week, San Jose (9-6-3) kicked off a six-game homestand with a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night.Joe Pavelski recorded his first three-point game of the season and linemates Evander Kane and Joonas Donskoi also scored.“There’s definitely something there that we can build off of,” Pavelski said of the recently reformed line that enjoyed success late last season.The Sharks captain has three goals and an assist in his last four home games against the Predators.Martin Jones, who made 14 of his 29 saves in the third period for San Jose on Sunday http://www.officialsharks.com/authentic-adidas-brent-burns-jersey , is 5-1-1 with a 2.28 GAA at home this season.“A lot of guys aren’t making those (third-period) saves. He was dialed in all night,” Sharks defenseman Justin Braun said.Facing Nashville in Silicon Valley, Jones has split four decisions while stopping 90 of 96 shots.Defenseman Roman Josi is the Predators’ leading scorer at SAP Center with five points (two goals, three assists) in nine career games.Viktor Arvidsson, who is on back on injured reserve (upper-body injury), had two goals and an assist in the loss to San Jose last month.On the milestone watch for the Sharks, defenseman Erik Karlsson needs one assist for 400 in his career, while winger Tomas Hertl is one helper shy of 100.Center Joe Thornton is one goal short of 400 in his career and needs one assist to tie Mario Lemieux for 11th all-time with 1 Julien Gauthier Jersey Womens ,033. “Jumbo Joe” has nine points (two goals, seven assists) in a six-game point streak against Nashville.Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, who is set to play his 600th NHL game, needs two assists to reach 300.