Devils winger Ryane Clowe was placed on injured reserve today with a head injury retroactive to the Wiinnipeg game general manager Lou Lamoriello announced.

The team will activate Mattias Tedenby.

Clowe who has a history of concussions was hit in the head with an elbow during the third period of the team's 3-0 loss to Winnipeg on Sunday. He stayed in the game but later complained of a headache.

"Because of his history we wanted to be cautious" Lamoriello said. "Maybe we over-reacted to it but with his history we don't want to take any chances."

Lamoriello who spoke to Clowe this morning said that Clowe no longer has headaches and wants to play. But the organization want to play it safe.