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Schneider placed on injured reserve by Devils

Goaltender sustained lower-body injury against Senators on Thursday @NHLdotcom

New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider was placed on injured reserve Friday because of a lower-body injury.

Schneider was injured in the Devils' 5-4 overtime win against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday and was replaced by Keith Kinkaid to start the third period. 

"I would classify it more as a tweak," Devils coach John Hynes said. "We're thinking it's not overly serious because he did finish the [second period]. But after getting evaluated on it, it was a smart move to pull him."


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Schneider is 4-1-0 with a 3.30 goals-against average and .907 save percentage in six games.

The move was made retroactive to Oct. 19, and Schneider will be eligible to play against the Ottawa Senators on Oct. 27 when the Devils return from a six-day break.

"We'll see how he does over the next couple of days and hopefully he's back at practice early next week," Hynes said.

New Jersey recalled goaltender Scott Wedgewood from Binghamton of the American Hockey League under emergency conditions to back up Kinkaid.

The Devils play the San Jose Sharks at Prudential Center on Friday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, NBCSCA, NHL.TV).

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