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Devils' Boucher progressing after concussion

by Dan Rosen

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils right wing Reid Boucher is progressing from his concussion, which he sustained during a rookie tournament last week in Buffalo, and could return to the ice soon, coach John Hynes said Thursday.

"He's still out at this point, but things look like they're progressing the right way," Hynes said. "I think sometimes with injuries you're not sure, but he has taken a step forward."

Boucher was at Prudential Center on Thursday for the start of training camp. Devils players went through a number of activities, including a photo session, interviews with MSG Network, and physicals.

Boucher did not need to have a physical because he had one prior to the start of the rookie tournament last week.

The Devils are hoping Boucher pushes to secure a full-time roster spot with them this season after spending most of the last two seasons with Albany in the American Hockey League. He has eight points in 34 NHL games in the past two seasons.


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