Right winger Reid Boucher has been diagnosed with a concussion following an injury during last Saturday's Prospects Challenge game against the Buffalo Sabres, according to a statement from New Jersey Devils VP/General Manager, Ray Shero.
Reid Boucher was injured during the Prospects Challenge game against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Following further evaluation yesterday, he has been diagnosed with a concussion. He will continue to work on a program under the observation of our medical staff, and be held out of team activities until he is cleared. Reid will not be available to the media until he resumes practicing on the ice with the team.
Boucher was a 4th round pick by the Devils in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The 22-year old played 34 games for the Devils over the past two seasons, putting up a total of 3 goals and 5 assists. He's been on the radar for many Devils fans, however, as he is best known for topping Steven Stamkos' scoring record for the Sarnia Sting in the OHL with 58 goals in a single season.
Earlier this offseason, he spoke with NJ Advance Media about finding his offensive game under new coach John Hynes.
I think it's just a fresh start for the organization. It's nice to get some new faces. Coach Hynes has been great. He wants a very up-tempo, very offensive game and I think that suits me very well. I prefer offense to defense.