Devils place Cory Schneider on injured reserve
Goaltender is expected to start skating again next week
The New Jersey Devils have placed top goaltender Cory Schneider on injured reserve with groin and hip injuries.
The team announced the move Monday, saying Schneider is expected to start skating next week.
Schneider hasn't played since being hurt on Jan. 23 in a game against Boston. He leads the team with a 17-11-6 record with a 2.79 goals-against average.
Too simple to blame Devils' slide all on goaltending, but they need to find a way to stay in playoff spot until Cory Schneider can get healthy.—@TomGulittiNHL
Forward Nick Lappin was recalled from Binghamton (AHL). He will join the team for a game in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
The Devils announced the NHL awarded Taylor Hall and Will Butcher assists on the team's only goal in a 6-1 loss to Columbus on Saturday. The change, coupled with Hall's goal and assist Sunday night against Boston, extends his point-scoring streak to 14 games. He has nine goals and 12 assists.