New Jersey Devils General Manager Ray Shero says that Reid Boucher is progressing in his recovery from a concussion suffered during last weekend’s Prospect Challenge in Buffalo, NY. New Jersey held its first on-ice sessions of its 2015 Training Camp with Boucher watching from the stands.
“He’s feeling better, but I think it’s more important you have to be cautious with these things,” Shero said. “We’ll see how he’s feeling when he passes his baseline again and can continue to work out we’ll get him back on the ice.”
Boucher spent the majority of the 2014-15 season with the Albany Devils. He produced 30 points, tallying 15 goals and 15 assists, in 62 games. He appeared in 11 games with New Jersey, registering a goal.
The 22-year-old was drafted 99th overall during the 2011 NHL Draft. Before turning pro, he registered 62 goals playing for the Sarnia Sting (OHL) in 2012-13, breaking Steven Stamko’s 58-goal team record.
The Devils will have one more day of on-ice training before their first preseason game Sunday against the Boston Bruins at Providence’s Dunkin’ Donuts Center. While camp trudges forward, Boucher is remaining active.
“It’s more of active rest,” Shero said. “So, he’s been active, but the doctors are monitoring that as well and you just go through the regular protocol with him.”