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Adam Larsson to sit for New Jersey tonight

Mar 27, 2012, 11:57 AM EDT

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Devils rookie Adam Larsson has had a rough go of it lately and tonight he’ll be watching the game from the press box.

Larsson will be a healthy scratch for New Jersey’s game against Chicago and as he tells it to Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice at this morning’s skate, it’s a move that surprises him but one he supports.

“I know I haven’t played my best game lately,” he said. “It’s tough, but I think it’s a smart decision by the coach to rest for a couple of games. I don’t know how long I’ll be out, but, hopefully, I will get back as soon as possible.”

Larsson also says that he may have come back too quickly from a back injury that sidelined him earlier this season. The Swedish rookie has just 18 points this season and just two goals. Taking his place in the lineup will be AHL call-up Peter Harrold. Larsson catching a break tonight comes at a tough time as Anton Volchenkov is still sidelined with a lower-body injury.

  1. bcisleman - Mar 27, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Ummm actually 18 points is pretty good for a rookie defenseman…especially for an 18 year old one who had no previous North American experience outside of last year’s WJC tourney.

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