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Henrique, Larsson back tonight vs. Islanders

Thursday, 01.31.2013 / 10:30 AM / News
By Eric Marin
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Henrique, Larsson back tonight vs. Islanders



 
The two Adams will make their season debuts tonight at Prudential Center.

Adam Henrique will return to the lineup when the Devils host the Islanders at 7 p.m. He'll center the fourth line of Matt Anderson and Krys Barch. The plan is to ease the 2012 Calder Trophy finalist back into the lineup.

Henrique has been sidelined since Nov. 29 surgery to repair a left thumb injury he suffered while playing in Albany (AHL). He posted 16 goals and 35 assists in 74 games last season with New Jersey, and had five goals, three assists in 16 games this season with Albany.

Adam Larsson will play his first game of 2012-13 in place of Mark Fayne (upper body). Larsson, the Devils' first-round pick in 2011, replaces Fayne on his pairing with Andy Greene. Larsson, who had been a healthy scratch, collected four goals and 15 assists in 33 games with Albany this season.

In another new look, Jacob Josefson is on the left side of the top line with Travis Zajac and Ilya Kovalchuk. For the past two games, that spot had belonged to Stefan Matteau. The 2012 first-round pick has already played in five games and a decision has yet to be made on whether he will remain with the Devils and use up the first year of his entry-level deal, or return to his junior club in Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL).

Martin Brodeur will start in goal.

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• Cam Janssen cleared waivers and has been assigned to Albany.

Forward lines:
Josefson - Zajac - Kovalchuk
Zubrus - Elias - Clarkson
Carter - Gionta - Bernier
Barch - Henrique - Anderson

Salvador - Zidlicky
Greene - Larsson
Tallinder - Volchenkov

Brodeur
Hedberg

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 21 15 4 2 76 49 32
3 NYI 22 16 6 0 72 59 32
4 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
5 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 NYR 22 10 8 4 63 62 24
10 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
11 WSH 21 9 8 4 58 57 22
12 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
13 PHI 22 8 11 3 59 69 19
14 CAR 21 6 12 3 48 63 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 22 3 10 -2 13
M. Cammalleri 16 8 4 4 12
A. Henrique 16 6 6 4 12
M. Ryder 22 4 7 3 11
M. Zidlicky 22 3 8 -2 11
P. Elias 22 2 9 -8 11
T. Zajac 22 4 4 -2 8
D. Severson 22 4 4 2 8
E. Gelinas 18 2 5 3 7
T. Ruutu 21 5 1 2 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 9 9 2 .916 2.56
S. Clemmensen 0 0 1 .852 4.71