Lamoriello ‘hopeful’ to re-sign Henrique soon

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New Jersey signing Jaromir Jagr to a one-year deal isn’t the last piece of business they’ve got to take care of this summer.

Restricted free agent Adam Henrique needs a new deal still and GM Lou Lamoriello is trying hard to get it done as he tells Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice.

Lamoriello, asked about restricted free agent Adam Henrique, said there were no updates “at this point but we certainly are hopeful. We’ll do everything we can.”

That doesn’t exactly sound encouraging for New Jersey.

Henrique is the Devils’ only remaining RFA and he’s coming off of his entry-level deal, one that came with a cap hit of just over $850,000 per year. He’s coming off a season that saw him score 11 goals with five assists in 42 games.

His first full NHL season two years ago saw him score 51 points and become a playoff folk hero scoring the overtime goal to eliminate the Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals. He’s due for a raise, but the team and player are likely haggling over just how much that is.