The New Jersey Devils placed defenseman Adam Larsson on injured reserve Sunday with a lower body injury and recalled forward Tim Sestito from Albany of the AHL.
The move was retroactive to Nov. 23 when Larsson was injured while crashing into the boards during the third period of the Devils' loss to the San Jose Sharks.
He has one goal, two assists and a minus-4 rating in 20 games this season.
Sestito has 13 points (five goals, eight assists) and 28 penalty minutes in 21 games with Albany. He may replace Ryan Carter, who has facial lacerations stemming from a fight with Marcus Foligno of the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
Carter will not make the trip to Montreal on Monday when the Devils play the Canadiens.