The Devils have been one of the most impressive teams in the 2017-18 season, jumping out to a 6-1-0 start, giving them the best record in the Metropolitan Division.

But if the Devils want to stay on top, they will need to do so without No. 1 goaltender Cory Schneider.

The club placed Schneider on injured reserve Friday with what is being described as a "lower body injury."