According to multiple sources, New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique will miss at least 4-6 weeks due to a thumb injury suffered while playing for the Albany Devils.
However, according to Tom Gulitti, Henrique's injury may be more severe then the organization is saying. Gulitti reported that Henrique suffered the same injury that teammate Jacob Josefson dealt with two years ago that forced him to miss two and a half months.
With Zach Parise leaving for free agency and Henrique dealing with what sounds like a significant injury, the Devils will need to rely on other players to step up if the lockout ends by January. New Jersey will have to look to the AHL or their starting young stars to carry the load until Henrique gets back to 100 percent.
Here are five players we may see make an impact in Henrique's absence.