Devils place goaltender Cory Schneider on injured reserve


New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider. (Mel Evans/AP)

The New Jersey Devils have placed netminder Cory Schneider on injured reserve, the club announced Monday.

Schneider is out while dealing with an abdominal strain, according to the team. The 32-year-old has appeared in nine games for New Jersey this season — his last, Friday against the Vegas Golden Knights, saw him log just 9:36 minutes before being pulled from the cage with three goals-against on seven shots.

The former Vancouver Canuck missed the early portion of 2018-19 while recovering from a hip injury, and has yet to register a win this season.

In a corresponding move, the Devils recalled young netminder MacKenzie Blackwood on Monday. The 22-year-old is currently sporting a .911 save percentage and 2.67 goals-against average through 15 games for the Devils’ AHL affiliate in Binghampton this season.

New Jersey also has Keith Kinkaid in the fold, who’s put up a .906 save percentage and 2.88 goals-against average through 26 games this season.

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