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Henrique out, Greene possible for Tuesday

Brodeur in net to face Rangers

Monday, 01.30.2012 / 5:22 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Henrique out, Greene possible for Tuesday


 
With the All-Star break now in their rearview mirror, the Devils hit the ice Monday for practice.

They get right back into the swing of things with Tuesday's home matchup against the conference-leading Rangers. New Jersey (26-19-3) is looking to snap a three-game skid.

"I think guys are happy to be back," said captain Zach Parise. "The atmosphere, the feeling is good. I think our biggest thing right now is we have to make sure we're prepared to play [Tuesday] night, because it's the best team in the East and our rivals. We have to make sure we're ready to go. We know how good they are."

The Devils face the Rangers five times over their final 34 games.

"Just over the years that I've been here, I feel like playing those guys brings out the best in both teams," Parise said. "It'll be a good test for us. Those are huge points, 10 points that we'd like to get, it's going to be 10 important points for us to get into the playoffs."

Andy Greene (toe) practiced and could return after a 22-game absence. Adam Henrique (groin) missed practice and will not play. Martin Brodeur gets the start in net.

Steve Bernier, who was recalled Monday from Albany (AHL) after receiving a two-way NHL deal, could make his Devils debut. The right wing practiced Monday with Jacob Josefson and Alexei Ponikarovsky. Josefson and defenseman Matt Taormina were also recalled.

"I had Steve in Florida, I liked him in training camp," coach Peter DeBoer said. "He's a big body, he's an NHL player. This guy has a few hundred games under his belt. For me, you get down into the last 25, 30 games of the season, everybody systematically is tight. It's about winning battles and getting to the front of the net. That's why you see so many teams trying to acquire size at the deadline, because it becomes a real important factor. He has that."

Like Henrique, Adam Larsson (wrist) missed this weekend's All-Star festivities in Ottawa. Devils' President/CEO/GM Lou Lamoriello said an MRI showed that the wrist is fine.

Travis Zajac (soreness) has not resumed skating. He and wife Nicole welcomed a new son, Zenon Nathan, last Sunday.

Monday's lines:
Parise - Zubrus - Kovalchuk
Sykora - Elias - Clarkson
Ponikarovsky - Josefson - Bernier
Boulton - Carter - Janssen/Mills

Defense: Larsson, Fayne, Volchenkov, Salvador, Foster, Taormina, Greene.

Brodeur, Hedberg

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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