The New Jersey Devils will receive a major boost to their lineup this evening as they get set to welcome back forward, Adam Henrique and defenseman, Adam Larsson according to Rich Chere via Twitter. Both players have been out with injuries that have prevented either player from playing in a single game so far this year.
The third round selection of the 2008 draft scored 16 goals and added 35 assists in 74 games with the Devils last season. Any time a Devils forward puts up 54 points it’s a testament to their offensive abilities given the defensive minded style of play the club portrays on a consistent basis.
Larsson, 20, was a rock on the Devils blue line last season, his first in the NHL. The first round pick of the 2011 draft scored 2 goals and added 16 assists in 65 games, was a minus-7 while logging more than twenty minutes of ice-time per night.
To make room for Henrique the Devils placed forward Cam Janssen on waivers and because no other team claimed him, New Jersey assigned him to the AHL affiliate, Albany River Rats.
Rookie forward, Stefan Matteau will be a healthy scratch tonight in the wake of Larsson’s return. The 18-year old is expected to remain with the Devils for an extended period of time if nothing else than for the experience.
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