Henrique dishes on AHL return, Parise’s departure

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Adam Henrique’s rookie season was a surprising success, yet he finds himself back in the AHL because of the lockout.

The speedy forward decided to focus on positives in an interview with Sports Illustrated.

“I get to play. I get to work on my game. I can get a head start for when we do get back,” Henrique said. ” … Every team is going to have guys from the NHL working on their games, trying to earn their spots again. It’s the best hockey to watch right now.”

The KHL’s star-packed roster could provide an interesting counterpoint, but Henrique is justified in expecting heightened competition in the locked-out version of the AHL.

He’ll get a chance to work on his game without the pressuring of attempting an encore performance. Henrique reflected on Zach Parise’s absence as the departed star inspires his offseason focus on puck control.

“I really…

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