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.
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 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.
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.
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.