Devils place Martin Brodeur on IR

NEW YORK -- The New Jersey Devils have placed goaltender Martin Brodeur on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

The veteran 40-year-old goaltender was slated to start Sunday's game against the Winnipeg Jets, but pulled the plug after experiencing what the team called "soreness" during pre-game warmups.

Brodeur was placed on IR retroactive to Feb. 24, meaning he is not eligible to play until the team's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.

In wake of the injury to Brodeur, the team recalled Keith Kinkaid from the Albany Devils of the American Hockey League.

Brodeur is 8-2-3 this season with a .911 save percentage and 2.27 goals-against average.