Devils' Larsson (Foot) Will Play Friday: Adam Larsson is still experiencing soreness in his right foot after being hit with a shot during Tuesday's practice, but he will play Friday against the Senators, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports. (Updated 4/12/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/21/13).
Adam Larsson's foot was so swollen Wednesday that he couldn't put on his skate boot and had to sit out the loss to Boston. The swelling has reportedly subsided enough to where the can play Friday, which is good news for the Devils, as Anton Volchenkov (suspension) and Bryce Salvador (wrist) are both out. (Updated 4/12/13).
Much hype surrounded Adam Larsson after being the fourth-overall pick of the 2011 draft, as he drew comparisons to everyone from Nicklas Lidstrom and Devils assistant coach Scott Stevens. Larsson turned 19 during last season and he definitely experienced a learning curve coming from the Swedish Elite League. Larsson finished the season with 18 points and a minus-7 rating while seeing himself in and out of the lineup at times, playing in 65 games, but he played in just five of New Jerseys 24 playoff games this past spring. Larsson remains a developing talent with great potential, but expect him to continue to experience a few bumps this season. Still, he should challenge the 20-25 point mark, provided he can shore up his defensive-zone play. (Updated 8/14/12)