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Jon Merrill | Defenseman | #7

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/3/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
College: U. of Michigan
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (38) / NJ
Contract: view contract details

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The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Jon Merrill to a two-year contract.
Merrill will get $2.75 million over the two seasons for a cap hit of $1,137,500 per season. Merrill was quickly signed after he did not get a qualifying offer from the Devils this week. He is expected back in late September after undergoing shoulder surgery in late March. He had only a goal and five points with a minus-15 rating in 47 games this season. He shouldn't be drafted at this time but expect a lot more out of him in 2016-17. Jul 1 - 2:04 PM

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Jon Merrill didn't get a qualifying offer from New Jersey, but he still could sign with the team.

The Devils have had positive talks with Merrill and are confident he will agree to terms before July 1.
Jun 27 - 5:28 PM

Jon Merrill has undergone successful shoulder surgery

Merrill didn't play past March 19 due to the injury. He's expected to need another four months to recover so he should be ready for the regular season, but you should probably temper expectations for him as this could limit his ability to get ready for 2016-17 over the summer and training camp. Additionally, any setback in his recovery could end up eating into the campaign.
May 25 - 2:12 PM

Coach John Hynes has confirmed that Jon Merrill won't return this season because of a shoulder injury.

He accounted for one goal, four assists, 30 shots and a minus-15 rating in 47 games with New jersey this season.
Apr 4 - 1:06 PM

Jon Merrill (upper body) may not return this season.

There is only a week left in the season so the Devils could just shut down the blueliner. Merrill had five points in 46 games this season so it's unlikely you have missed him.
Apr 2 - 8:58 AM

Jon Merrill missed Sunday's match with Columbus due to an upper body injury.

Through 47 games this season Merrill has posted just five points along with 28 PIMs, 48 hits, and 54 blocks. He's considered day to day.
Mar 20 - 7:23 PM

Jon Merrill (undisclosed) will draw back into the Devils' lineup on Thursday.

Merrill has been scratched for three straight games as he was "banged up," per Devils coach John Hynes. He has a goal and four points in 45 contests this season.
Mar 17 - 2:33 PM

Jon Merrill won't play against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.

Devils head coach John Hynes said that Merrill is "a little banged up," but never disclosed what the injury was. He's considered day-to-day at this point. The 24-year-old has one goal and four points in 45 games this season. He averages just under 17 minutes of ice time per game.
Mar 10 - 8:41 PM

Jon Merrill (arm) has been taken off of the injured reserve list.

That's to be expected given that we've known since this morning that Merrill would return to the lineup Friday night, but if you wanted further proof, there it is. Merrill has a goal and three points in 36 games in 2015-16.
Feb 19 - 6:08 PM

Jon Merrill (arm) will return to the Devils' lineup on Friday.

It will be Merrill's first game since Jan. 16. He has a goal and three points in 36 contests this season. Now that Merrill's healthy, Damon Severson is expected to be sent to the press box.
Feb 19 - 11:29 AM

Jon Merrill (arm) is close to returning to the Devils' lineup.

Merrill was medically cleared nearly a week ago, but the Devils have only had one full practice since then due to their schedule. That's made getting him back up to speed more complicated. Nevertheless, he's day-to-day at this point and might even play on Tuesday.
Feb 16 - 9:47 AM

Jon Merrill (arm) has been given the green light to take part in the Devils' full practices.

Merrill might not be able to return this weekend as he still needs to get in some practice time, but this is obviously an encouraging sign. He hasn't played since Jan. 16.
Feb 11 - 11:57 AM

Jon Merrill's upper-body injury is to his arm.

Merrill hasn't been able to play since Jan. 16. Consider him week-to-week.
Feb 10 - 9:13 AM

Jon Merrill (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve.

Coach John Hynes said Merrill is week-to-week and he'll be out at least until All-Star break. However, it is unclear exactly how long he will be sidelined for.
Jan 19 - 3:35 PM

Jon Merrill will not play on Tuesday because of an upper-body injury.

He will be evaluated further by the medical staff before a timetable is made for his return. Consider Merrill day-to-day for now.
Jan 18 - 1:59 PM

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