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Jonathon Merrill | Defenseman

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/3/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
College: U. of Michigan
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Jonathon Merrill had two assists in the Devils' 5-3 victory Thursday night.
Merrill has a goal and six points in 12 games this season. It was his first game back after missing a little over a month with a hand injury. Dec 5 - 10:43 AM

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Jonathon Merrill (hand) is slated to return to the lineup Thursday to play against Toronto.

He has been sidelined since Nov. 1 with a hand injury, but was cleared to return early this week.
Dec 4 - 4:08 PM

Jonathon Merrill (hand/arm) has been medically cleared to return.

He took part in Monday's practice, but it isn't clear if he'll suit up against Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
Dec 1 - 1:38 PM

Jonathon Merrill (arm) isn't available for Friday's game.

Merrill still hasn't been cleared medically to return. He's been out for almost a month at this point.
Nov 28 - 11:08 AM

Jonathon Merrill (arm) still hasn't received clearance to return to the Devils' lineup.

Merrill has been practicing with the Devils though and should be regarded as day-to-day. He has a goal and four points in 11 games this season.
Nov 25 - 3:48 PM

Jonathon Merrill (arm) won't play against Edmonton on Friday.

Merrill was able to practice on Thursday though. He hasn't played since Nov. 1.
Nov 21 - 11:09 AM

Jonathon Merrill (arm) will not be available for Tuesday's game.

Merrill is traveling with the Devils though and he's projected to return in the near future. He has a goal and three assists in 11 contests in 2014-15.
Nov 17 - 5:39 PM

Jonathon Merrill (arm) will travel with the Devils on their upcoming road trip.

Merrill has missed the last seven games with a sore hand/arm. He has four points including a goal in 11 games and is expected to play at some point this week.
Nov 16 - 6:45 AM

Jon Merrill (arm) will not travel to Boston with his teammates.

Merrill has missed the last three games with the injury. There is no timetable for his return.
Nov 9 - 12:56 PM

Jonathon Merrill (arm) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

Merrill's placement is retroactive to Nov. 1, so this doesn't necessarily signify that the Devils expect him to be sidelined for much longer. He's missed two straight games due to the ailment.
Nov 7 - 9:40 AM

Jonathon Merrill's previously undisclosed injury is related to his arm.

Merrill sustained the ailment when he was slashed on Saturday. He missed Tuesday's game as a result. The Devils getting ready for a three-game road trip, but Merrill isn't expected to travel with the team.
Nov 5 - 12:58 PM

Jonathon Merrill is dealing with an undisclosed injury.

Merrill will miss Tuesday's game as a result. Although the Devils haven't gone into detail about Merrill's problem, it's worth noting that he had a finger taped during Monday's practice.
Nov 4 - 5:46 PM

Jonathon Merrill recorded an assist on Thursday.

It was a bounce back night for him after he finished Tuesday's contest with a minus-five rating. Merrill has a goal, four points, and a minus-two rating in 10 games this season.
Oct 31 - 10:56 AM

Jonathon Merrill (head) was back in the Devils' lineup on Thursday.

Merrill had been sidelined since being involved in a head-to-head collision with Ruslan Fedotenko on Sept. 19. He logged 23:23 minutes, so clearly New Jersey didn't believe it was necessary to ease Merrill back into the lineup. "I thought he was excellent," Devils coach Pete DeBoer said of Merrill. "He was the best defenseman of the group. That's another positive that he got through healthy."
Oct 3 - 11:08 AM

Jonathon Merrill (head) feels "ready to go," but it's unclear if he'll play Thursday night in exhibition action against the Islanders.

He collided head-to-head with Ruslan Fedotenko on the first day of training camp practices on Sept. 19 and he's missed more than a week of sessions as a result. Merill has been taking part in scrimmages for the last two days.
Oct 1 - 5:01 PM

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D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3Marek Zidlicky
4Bryce Salvador
5Eric Gelinas
6Peter Harrold
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