Henrique missed Saturday’s game, but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Penguins. With Henrique back in the lineup and Scott Gomez signing with the team yesterday, Michael Ryder will be the Devils’ healthy scratch.
Henrique (upper-body) did not practice Monday but will travel with the team on their two-game road trip.
Henrique missed Saturday’s game after suffering an upper-body injury on Friday. He didn’t skate this morning, but that won’t stop him from traveling to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. That is a positive sign that the injury is minor, but there is still no word on when he will return to the lineup.
Henrique suffered the upper-body injury on Friday vs. the Red Wings. He will be replaced by Damien Brunner in the lineup tonight vs. the Isles. He has recorded two goals and three assists in his last five games, so this is a tough loss for the Devils.
Friday night, Henrique extended his goal scoring streak to five by potting two goals against the Red Wings in a 7-4 loss. He has tallied seven goals and two assists with a plus-5 rating in his last five contests.
Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said there would be no update today on center Adam Henrique, who was struck in the hand with the puck late in the second period of Tuesday’s 7-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.
“We’ve got the day off and we’ll know tomorrow morning,” Lamoriello said. Henrique recorded a goal in 10:50 before exiting the game and not returning. He has been heating up recently, he has seven goals and four assists (11 points) in his last 13 games.
Henrique (lower-body) is available for tonight's contest with the Canadiens.
Henrique left early and did not return after being injured in Monday's game in Montreal. Henrique who has had a slow start to the season, does have a three game point streak going right now (1G / 2A). He is available, but not officially in the lineup as of now.
Devils forward Adam Henrique joined the team’s growing list of injured players when he sat out the third period Monday with what the team is calling a lower-body injury.
Henrique appeared to hurt his leg when he became tangled with Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin and fell behind the Montreal net with 2:29 left in the first period. He tried to play through it in the second period, but could not.Henrique was unsure if he’ll be able to play in Wednesday night’s rematch with the Canadiens at Prudential Center. "We’ll see," Henrique said. "We’ll just kind of take it a day at a time here. We’ll see how I feel [today] and go from there."
The Devils signed Henrique to a 6-year, $24-million contract.
The 23-year-old forward had a great rookie year in 2011-12 when he posted 51 points (16 G, 35 A) in 74 games. However he was only able to muster up 16 points in 42 games in the lockout shortened season. With the departure of Ilya Kovalchuk, the Devils needed to re-sign Henrique. He should be considered as a good bounce back candidate heading into the 2013-14 season.
Adam Henrique will make his season debut tonight for the #NJDevils.
The Devils playoff hero Henrique is only owned in 56.3% of leagues (ESPN) so if he is available he'd be a good pickup. It may take him some time to get back into the swing of things but he should be just fine.