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Lemaire will announce plans after game

Sunday, 04.10.2011 / 1:31 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Lemaire will announce plans after game
Will he or won't he? Devils fans won't have to wait much longer to find out. Jacques Lemaire has said he'll announce his plans for the future after today's 3 p.m. finale with the Bruins.

"I don’t think so," Lemaire said when asked if he would hold off an a decision. "I’m going to save you a trip."

Lemaire took over for John MacLean on Dec. 23 and has led the Devils to a 28-17-3 mark with one game remaining on the schedule. He announced his retirement last season following the Devils' first-round series loss to Philadelphia. 

Lemaire won his 600th game on Feb. 10 at Toronto. He's one of just eight coaches to accomplish the feat, and joined Scotty Bowman, Al Arbour, Dick Irvin, Sr., Pat Quinn, Mike Keenan, Bryan Murray and Ron Wilson.

Henrique and Urbom recalled from Albany
Forward Adam Henrique and defenseman Alexander Urbom have been recalled from Albany and will play today against Boston. It will be Henrique’s NHL debut.

Henrique, 21, is the second leading scorer in Albany this season with 25 goals and 25 assists. He'll get a look in the Devils' last game of 2010-11.

“I think it’s the look, yes, but I think the kid had a real good year," Lemaire said. "I think it’ll be good for him to just play a game, see how he plays because he’s been playing at his best there.”

Henrique was a third-round pick in 2008. Lemaire believes he'll have a shot to crack the lineup next year.

“Very smart hockey player," Lemaire said. "Strong. Great hockey sense. Can score, can make plays."

Urbom, 20, has two goals and 21 assists. He's still looking for his first NHL point after seven appearances with New Jersey earlier this season.

David Steckel and Jay Leach will be scratched. Johan Hedberg gets the start in net.

Fan Appreciation Day
With the Devils hosting Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, Lemaire was asked about the fan support during the Devils' tough season. They recovered with an outstanding second half, but will miss the playoffs for the first time since 1996. They're also assured of finishing below .500 for the first time since 1991.

"Myself and the players too, they felt that they were sticking with us, they were behind us when we had the run there," Lemaire said. "All the guys talked about it. They were good, they were really good. Because you know, at the start, when you come in and you have a hard time to win a game, it’s tough for the fans to keep coming, keep supporting. But they were good. It shows something."

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59