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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

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
M. Cammalleri 52 24 10 5 34
A. Henrique 57 12 20 -2 32
P. Elias 54 10 17 -12 27
S. Gomez 40 5 19 -10 24
T. Zajac 56 10 10 -3 20
S. Bernier 49 10 9 0 19
A. Larsson 46 3 16 5 19
M. Ryder 44 6 12 -2 18
A. Greene 64 2 13 7 15
E. Gelinas 44 5 9 -2 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 24 23 6 .928 2.17
K. Kinkaid 3 4 3 .915 2.59