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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) / NJD
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Jon Merrill scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over Minnesota.

Merrill couldn't have picked a better time to score his first goal in 82 games. Sergey Kalinin and Kyle Palmieri registered the assists on the game-winner. Merrill has one goal and three points in 33 games this season. Adam Henrique also scored for the Devils.
Jan 10 - 11:22 PM

Jon Merrill will play Tuesday after being scratched for the last two matches.

Eric Gelinas will head to the press box to allow for Merrill's return. Merrill doesn't have a point in 25 games this season.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 12:47:00 PM

The New Jersey Devils have scratch Jon Merrill, Stefan Matteau and Adam Henrique for Friday's contest against Detroit.

Merrill hasn't recorded a point in 23 games this season. He has no fantasy value.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 06:58:00 PM

Jon Merrill will be scratched for Sunday's match with Florida.

The 22-year-old defender has no points with 10 PIMs, 21 hits, and 22 blocks, which should tell you all you need to know about his fantasy viability.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 03:49:00 PM

Jon Merrill will be scratched for Saturday's tilt with Buffalo.

Still no update on Merrill's condition but we do know he won't be playing tonight. For fantasy purposes it's just as well, Merrill's not a fantasy contributor.
Source: Joe Yerdon
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 06:18:00 PM

Jon Merrill (illness) will be scratched in Thursday's game against Ottawa.

It's unclear if Merrill is still sick or if the Devils just don't want to change a winning lineup. The 23-year-old will miss his third consecutive games. He has no points and a minus-2 rating in four games this season.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 07:28:00 PM

Jon Merrill (illness) won't play Tuesday.

Merrill, who was suffering from a bout of the stomach flu, practiced Monday and skated on Tuesday as well, but he doesn't have all of his energy back yet. Devils coach John Hynes also likes the way his defense group has been playing of late.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 02:35:00 PM

Jon Merrill (illness) is a "possibility" to play Tuesday, according to coach John Hynes.

He missed Sunday's game with a stomach issue, but felt better Monday. The Devils will see how he feels at the morning skate.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 03:11:00 PM

Jonathon Merrill (leg) is questionable Thursday.

Merrill was seen walking with a limp after Tuesday's contest. That's likely due to a Dan Girardi shot he blocked in the second period of that game. New Jersey has summoned Raman Hrabarenka and Seth Helgeson.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 11:10:00 AM

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.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 10:43:00 AM

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.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 04:08:00 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.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 01:38:00 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.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Adam Henrique
2Travis Zajac
3Jacob Josefson
4Sergey Kalinin
5Joseph Blandisi
LW1Mike Cammalleri
2Jiri Tlusty
3Bobby Farnham
4Stefan Matteau
5Reid Boucher
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2Lee Stempniak
3Stephen Gionta
4Tyler Kennedy
5Tuomo Ruutu
6Jordin Tootoo
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3Adam Larsson
4John Moore
5Eric Gelinas
6Jon Merrill
7David Schlemko
8Seth Helgeson
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid