Add Adam Henrique to the growing list of injuries for the New Jersey Devils. While the aliment isn’t considered too serious, it did force the forward to miss the entire third period of Monday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. According to Rich Chere of the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Henrique is “questionable” for tomorrow’s rematch with the Habs.
Chere also gave a breakdown of when the 23-year-old was injured:
With 2:29 remaining in the first period, Henrique and Montreal’s Alexei Emelin got tangled up near the net and the Devils’ forward fell. He was in discomfort when he finally left the ice on his own and played the second period (SIC) befire shutting it down.
As for Henrique, he said that he’d take things “a day at a time,” which implies a day-to-day timetable for his return. Through 28 games this season, the former third-round draft pick has picked up six goals and added five assists. He’s averaging just over 18 minutes a game for the Devils, and is an important part of the team’s overall attack.
Despite being on pace for just 32 points, Henrique proved that he can be a valuable top-six player during his breakout rookie season in 2011-12. He finished with 51 points that season while playing on a line with New Jersey’s version of Lord Voldemort.