The Devils re-signed Jon Merrill to a two-year deal worth $2.275 million ($1.137M AAV).
Merrill, 24, has spent the last three years with the Devils and with this signing will be with them for at least two more seasons. He is coming off of a disappointing year, having totalled just five points (1G / 4A) in 47 games, giving him 30 points (5G / 25A) in 165 career NHL games.
Source: @NJDevilsPR 07/4/16, 6:42 am EST
Merrill (arm) is expected to return to the Devils’ lineup on Friday.
Merrill has been sidelined with an arm injury since January 16th, but it looks like he will replace Damon Severson in the lineup tonight. Merrill has just three points (1G / 2A) in 36 games this season.
Merrill (arm) will miss at least one week.
Merrill has missed the last four games with an arm injury and will miss at least one more week. With Merrill out, the Devils recalled Seth Helgeson from Albany (AHL).
Source: Tom Gulitti 02/1/16, 2:33 pm EST
Merrill (upper-body) will not play on Tuesday.
Merrill will be back in the Devils' lineup on Tuesday.
Merrill was a healthy scratch in the last two games, but will replace Eric Gelinas in the lineup tonight in Buffalo. Merrill has no points and a minus-5 rating in 23 games this season.
Merrill will be a healthy scratch on Friday.
Merrill will be a healthy scratch for the second time in three games as Eric Gelinas will get back into the lineup tonight vs. the Red Wings. Merrill has no points and a minus-5 rating in 23 games this season.
Source: Rich Chere 12/11/15, 6:39 am EST
Merrill (illness) will not be in the lineup on Sunday.
Merrill will be held out of the lineup on Sunday afternoon because of an illness. Eric Gelinas will get back into the lineup with Merrill sidelined.
Source: Rich Chere 10/18/15, 7:35 am EST
Merrill (arm) returns to the Devils lineup on Thursday.
Merrill has been sidelined with an arm injury since November 1st, but will be back in tonight with Adam Larsson out with the flu. Merrill has four points (1G / 3A) and a minus-2 rating in 11 games.
Source: Rich Chere 12/4/14, 6:50 am EST
Merrill (arm) has been medically cleared to play.
Merrill has been sidelined with an arm injury since November 1st, but has been medically cleared and returned to practice on Monday. The 22-year-old blue liner has one goal and three assists in 11 games this season.
Source: Rich Chere 12/1/14, 7:09 am EST
The Devils have placed defenseman Jon Merrill (arm) on injured reserve retroactive to November 1st.
Merrill, who is not with the team on its midwest trip, was slashed during Saturday's home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He won't be in the lineup tonight, but will be eligible to play in their next game on Monday. However, he will need to join the team in Boston.
Source: Rich Chere 11/7/14, 5:24 am EST
Merrill (arm) will not travel on the Devils’ two-game road-trip.
Merrill was held out of last night’s game with an arm injury. He had X-rays done and the results came back negative, but it will still keep him out of the next two games at least.
Source: Tom Gulitti 11/5/14, 7:37 am EST
Merrill will not play on Tuesday because of an undisclosed injury.
Devils head coach Pete DeBoer would not elaborate on what Merrill is dealing with, but he will not play tonight and will be replaced by Eric Gelinas. Consider Merrill day-to-day.
Source: Rich Chere 11/4/14, 12:58 pm EST
Merrill (face) likely not to play Monday.
Merrill was injured when a Travis Hamonic slapshot deflected into his face on Saturday. He probably won't be in the lineup tonight, so the Devils have recalled Adam Larsson.
Source: Rich Chere 03/31/14, 6:28 am EST
The Devils have recalled Jon Merrill from Albany (AHL) on an emergency basis.
Merrill suffered a concussion in the first period of his NHL debut on November 3. Merrill is expected to dress tonight with Adam Larsson out after crashing into the board on Saturday. Merrill has two goals and eight points in 14 games with the Albany.
Merrill (head) skating this morning with Devils' extras.
Merrill skated for the first time on Friday and is back at it today. He was injured after playing just 1:16 in his first NHL game on November 3. He needs to be cleared for contact before a clear timetable is established for Merrill.
Merrill had stitches above his eye, across his forehead and in his lip.
Merrill was injured in his NHL debut and the Devils will continue to do tests to determine if he suffered a concussion. Merrill is out indefinitely until a timetable is released.
Source: Rich Chere 11/5/13, 8:29 am EST
Merrill, who was making his NHL debut, was tripped into the boards by Torrey Mitchell of the Wild and suffered facial lacerations and a head injury on Sunday. He flew back to New Jersey with the Devils and it is very possible that he suffered a concussion.
"He's seeing a neurologist today to see exactly where he's at," general manager Lou Lamoriello said. "He came back with us. He was certainly okay to travel. It is not something that is interpreted immediately as anything long term, but he's got to be 100 percent right. He got quite a jolt there and quite a cut." There are no plans to send Merrill back to Albany (AHL) while he is still ailing.
Source: Rich Chere 11/4/13, 1:07 pm EST
The Devils have recalled Jon Merrill from Albany (AHL).
Merrill was the 38th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He is a solid two-way defenseman, who is a great skater and puck distributor. Merrill had a strong pre-season and could have made the team out of camp, but was sent to Albany for seasoning. With Peter Harrold and Bryce Salvador on IR a spot has opened up for him. Merrill has two goals and five assists in 11 games with Albany.