Adam Henrique, a Calder Trophy finalist last season, injured his left thumb in an American Hockey League game Sunday and is expected to miss four to six weeks after undergoing surgery on Thursday, according to Albany Devils general manager Chris Lamoriello.
Henrique, who had 51 points for the New Jersey Devils last season, injured the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb in a game against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in Atlantic City, N.J.
Henrique has five goals and three assists in 16 games with the Albany Devils this season.
It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.
— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday