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Devils' Schneider has lower-body injury, out Sunday

Backup goalie Kinkaid likely to start against Penguins

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New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider has a lower-body injury and will not play against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Prudential Center on Sunday (5 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, ROOT, MSG+, NHL.TV), the Devils announced.

Schneider will be evaluated Saturday in New Jersey and his status will be updated Sunday.

Goalie Keith Kinkaid will likely start against the Penguins. Yann Danis was recalled from Albany of the American Hockey League on Saturday. 

Schneider left 2:05 into the third period against the Dallas Stars on Friday after stretching to make a save on Jason Spezza during a Stars power play. Schneider changed direction, extending his right leg toward the post to stop the shot, then needed assistance to leave the ice.

He was replaced by Kinkaid after making 15 saves with the Devils trailing 3-1.

Schneider is 26-23-6 with a 2.17 goals-against average (fourth in the NHL) and .923 save percentage (tied for eighth) this season. He had lost three in a row and six of seven.

Danis is 25-9-5 with a 2.28 goals-against average, .907 save percentage and six shutouts this season. He's 17-21-4 with a 2.75 GAA and .910 save percentage in 53 appearances (35 starts) with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, Devils and Edmonton Oilers. He last played in the NHL with the Oilers in 2012-13.

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