The Devils announced Friday that they have placed Rod Pelley on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 18. Center Ben Walter has been recalled from Lowell (AHL).
Pelley was scratched from Wednesday's win over Florida with a lower body injury. The 25-year-old pivot has two goals, five assists in 44 games this season.
Walter, also 25, leads third-place Lowell in scoring with 31 points (14g-17a). He has one goal in 22 games of previous NHL experience with Boston and the New York Islanders. The 6-1, 190-lb. centerman was acquired from the Isles last June in a deal for the rights to forward Tony Romano.