It doesn’t sound like the Devils have any plans to recall defenseman Adam Larsson from Albany any time soon.
Larsson has no goals and four assists in six games since being assigned there on Jan. 9 to get back playing after recovering from a left knee injury he sustained in Nov. 23 in San Jose. “He’ll stay there right now and play for a while,” GM Lou Lamoriello said. “Right now, our defense is playing good and we just want him to get his total game back. He’s playing a lot and the team is playing very well. It’s a good team there right now."
The Devils have reassigned Adam Larsson to Albany (AHL).
Larsson has been out since November 23 with a lower-body injury, so this assignment is likely for conditioning purposes and he should be recalled after a couple of games in Albany. Larsson has three points (1G / 2A) and a minus-4 rating in 20 games with the Devils.
Larsson will miss his second straight game after being injured on Saturday. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said the injury is not serious and believes Larsson will avoid a stint on injured reserve, so consider him day-to-day and questionable for Friday.
Larsson (lower-body) appears to be out tonight after crashing into the boards late on Saturday.
Larsson is not skating this morning and the Devils have recalled Jon Merrill on an emergency basis, suggesting that Larsson is unable to go tonight vs. Winnipeg. Larsson has not developed into the offensive-defenseman the Devils were hoping for when they made him the fourth overall pick in 2011. There is no word how long Larsson will be out.