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Would-be NHL sophomore Adam Henrique, who proved to be New Jersey’s answer to Nathan Horton in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, headlines the list of locked-out, Albany-bound NHLers.
As a professional rookie in 2010-11, Henrique tallied a goal and an assist over two tilts with the P-Bruins. He could face them as many as four times in the coming campaign.
While the future may now be on hold for Henrique in New Jersey, the organization’s candidates to ultimately succeed Martin Brodeur in net should garner extra publicity during the lockout.
Each of the Devils’ top three goaltending prospects―Scott Wedgewood, Maxime Clermont, Keith Kinkaid―are AHL-bound and ought to wage heated competition for crease time in the top development league.
In front of those netminders, defenseman Adam Larsson could benefit from an extended stay in North America’s No. 2 league as he continues to acclimate to the professional ranks.