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Jon Merrill | Defenseman | #7

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/3/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
College: U. of Michigan
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (38) / NJ
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Jon Merrill (upper body) will return to the lineup on Tuesday against Colorado.
He has been sidelined since Jan. 31 due to an upper-body injury. Merrill has one goal and three assists in 27 outings this campaign. Feb 14 - 11:26 AM

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Jon Merrill (upper body) took part in Monday's practice.

Merrill might be able to return as soon as Tuesday. He's been unavailable for four straight games.
Feb 14 - 6:09 AM

Jon Merrill (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup some time in the next week.

Merrill has been on I/R retroactively to Jan. 31st. With the Devils playing three times at home before finishing next weekend with a pair of games against the Islanders, his return is a welcomed one.
Feb 11 - 7:14 PM

Jon Merrill (upper body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

The Devils made it retroactive to January 31, but he'll still miss at least three games. He has a goal and four points in 27 contests this season.
Feb 2 - 5:37 PM

Jon Merrill is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Merrill missed Thursday's practice as a result. He's regarded as day-to-day and might end up missing Friday's contest. Andy Greene (arm) might be able to return on Friday though, so Greene might fill that void.
Feb 2 - 1:20 PM

Jon Merrill will return to the Devils' blue line on Saturday against the Flyers.

Through 23 games this season the defender has posted four points along with 21 hits and 31 blocks. He has not played since Jan. 17th with an illness.
Jan 21 - 5:30 PM

Jon Merrill won't play in Friday's match with Montreal due to illness.

Through 23 games so far this season Merrill has posted four points along with 21 hits and 31 blocks.
Jan 20 - 6:01 PM

Jon Merrill scored his first goal in 17 games this season Friday night.

He cut into Toronto's lead during the third period of a 4-2 loss when he banked in the puck from behind the net. It was his first marker in 48 matches overall. Merrill has three points in 2016-17.
Jan 7 - 9:00 AM

Jon Merrill will tag in for Yohann Auvitu against the Capitals on Saturday.

Through 13 games this season Merrill is still looking for his first points of the season, and has picked up 10 hits and 13 blocks. Auvitu meanwhile has four points with 20 hits in 24 games.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 12:43:00 PM

Jon Merrill will tag in for Yohann Auvitu against the Rangers on Sunday.

Through 170 games now in the NHL the 24-year-old defender has accumulated just five goals and 30 points along with 68 PIMs, 140 hits and 168 blocks. Not bad rates if you need a physical player tonight.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 02:33:00 PM

Jon Merrill will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

Merrill has played in just five games this year and has no points and a minus-4 rating. This is his third consecutive game in the press box. Jacob Josefson will also watch from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 07:02:00 PM

Jon Merill will be a healthy scratch Wednesday against the Maple Leafs

Merrill has only drawn into the lineup three times, averaing 15:29 in ice time and without any points.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Jon Merrill will make his season debut Thursday against Anaheim.

He produced five points in 47 games with the Devils last year. Yohann Auvitu will be a healthy scratch to make room for Merrill.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 03:26:00 PM

Jon Merrill will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Merrill had been dealing with a finger injury, but he's been medically cleared to play at this point. He still hasn't played a game this season. The Devils will also be without Taylor Hall and Mike Cammalleri in this one.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 08:25:00 PM

The New Jersey Devils have taken Jon Merrill (finger) off the injured reserve list.

That's not much of a surprise given that it had already been revealed that Merrill had been medically cleared to play. The only question is if he's back in game shape after sustaining the injury during the preseason. It wouldn't be surprising if he's a bit rusty after missing the Devils' first 14 games.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 04:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Travis Zajac
2Adam Henrique
3Pavel Zacha
4Jacob Josefson
5Stefan Noesen
6Blake Coleman
7John Quenneville
8Marc Savard
LW1Taylor Hall
2Mike Cammalleri
3Joseph Blandisi
4Miles Wood
5Blake Pietila
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2Beau Bennett
3Devante Smith-Pelly
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3John Moore
4Ben Lovejoy
5Jon Merrill
6Dalton Prout
7Steven Santini
8Karl Stollery
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid