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Boucher recalled from Albany (AHL); Carter to IR

Wednesday, 12.04.2013 / 10:22 AM / News
By Eric Marin
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Boucher recalled from Albany (AHL); Carter to IR
Carter to IR; Boucher recalled from Albany (AHL)
The Devils placed forward Ryan Carter on injured reserve Wednesday and recalled forward Reid Boucher from Albany (AHL). The announcement was made by general manager Lou Lamoriello.

Boucher will make his NHL debut tonight when the Devils host the Canadiens in the second half of the home-and-home. Cory Schneider will start in goal and Adam Henrique is expected to play after missing the third period of Monday's game in Montreal.

Carter is on IR retroactive to Nov. 30, when he was hurt in a fight against Buffalo's Marcus Foligno.

"It's not his lacerations or anything above the neck, it's his leg," Lamoriello said. "Until that's right, he can't skate yet, but it has nothing to do with the fight. When he went down, he twisted his [leg]."

Boucher is Albany's second-leading scorer with 18 points (10g-8a) in 21 games, including two power-play goals. The 20-year-old was the Devils' fourth-round pick, 99th overall, in 2011, and signed an entry-level contract in March 2013.

"Scoring-wise he's had success down there and he's been playing extremely well," Lamoriello said. "He'll get an opportunity tonight."

Albany is second in the Northeast Division with a 12-7-1-1 record.

"We're extremely pleased with the whole team in Albany, especially when we took away two of their top defensemen [Eric Gelinas and Jon Merrill] and they've continued to play exactly the same way," Lamoriello said. "The whole lineup has done well."

Boucher took part in morning skate on a line with Patrik Elias and Steve Bernier.

"It's time to give Reid a look," Lamoriello said. "It's not like bringing an 18-year-older in. He's played his junior out so he's mature and he's a pure goal-scorer. So you give him an opportunity and see what he can do."

Boucher set a Sarnia (OHL) single-season record last year with 62 goals, eclipsing the mark previously held by Steven Stamkos.

Forward lines at morning skate:

Zubrus-Zajac-Jagr
Boucher-Elias-Bernier
Brunner-Henrique-Ryder
Sestito-Loktionov-Janssen

Extras: Josefson, Tedenby

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 NYI 32 22 10 0 101 90 44
3 TBL 34 20 10 4 112 90 44
4 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
5 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
7 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
8 WSH 31 15 10 6 91 85 36
9 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 32 14 12 6 88 88 34
12 NJD 34 12 16 6 77 98 30
13 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
14 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
15 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 27 9 11 2 20
J. Jagr 33 5 15 -10 20
M. Zidlicky 34 4 13 -4 17
M. Cammalleri 23 11 4 0 15
M. Ryder 33 4 10 -1 14
P. Elias 28 4 9 -14 13
D. Severson 32 4 8 -4 12
E. Gelinas 27 4 6 3 10
A. Greene 34 0 9 0 9
T. Zajac 26 4 4 -4 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 1 1 2 .939 1.75
C. Schneider 11 15 3 .916 2.55