Scott Wedgewood, who left near the midway point of Saturday’s game at St. John’s, was on the ice for the Albany Devils practice Tuesday at Knickebacker Ice Arena.
The 22-year-old was sidelined during a scramble in front. After the play moved into the corner, Wedgewood returned to his feet, favoring his upper-left side.
“I am doing alright,” Wedgewood said. “My glove came off my wrist during a screen and a point shot came through and the whole area went numb. I played another shift and a half, but then gave a signal to the bench because it would be better off for the team if Clemmer went in there than for me to try and battle through the pain in my wrist. ”
Wedgewood made 11 saves during the first 31:52 and Scott Clemmensen had 17 stops in the final 28:08.
The shutout was Albany third of the season and first combined shutout since Feb. 8, 2014. During that game, Wedgewood and Keith Kinkaid helped the Devils to a 3‐0 win at Bridgeport. Kinkaid started the game and had 16 saves in 38:41 and Wedgewood followed with 12 stops in 21:12.
“You don’t see that very often, but for us, the team needed to win,” Clemmensen said regarding the shared shutout. “You aren’t just playing for yourself, but you’re playing for the other goalie. A shutout means a little extra for the both of us. For the most part, whoever gets the win or shutout doesn’t matter at this time of year because the biggest thing was getting those two points.”
This season Wedgewood is 9-12-5 with a 2.97 goals-against average and a .896 save percentage. Clemmensen is 5-8-2 with a 2.62 goals-against mark and a .904 save percentage.