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Mar 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) is checked by New Jersey Devils defenseman Jon Merrill (7) in the second period at Nationwide Arena.  (Aaron Doster (USA Today))
Mar 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) is checked by New Jersey Devils defenseman Jon Merrill (7) in the second period at Nationwide Arena. (Aaron Doster (USA Today))

The Devils have lost defenseman Jon Merrill in the Expansion Draft to the Las Vegas Golden Knights. 

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New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider makes a save during the first period of their game against the Boston Bruins at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider makes a save during the first period of their game against the Boston Bruins at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)

The New Jersey Devils beat the Boston Bruins, 3-0, Monday at Prudential Center. >> Read more


First period:

  • 4:12 NJ P.A. Parenteau; Assists: Taylor Hall, Steven Santini

Second period:

  • N/A

Third period:

  • 1:44 NJ Sergey Kalinin; Assists: Jon Merrill, Miles Wood
  • 18:02 NJ Hall (empty net); Assist: Kalinin
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 (Sergei Belski)
(Sergei Belski)

The Devils have re-signed D Jon Merrill to a two-year deal worth $2.275 million, reports Frank Seravalli of TSN.

Merrill, 24, had one goal and four assists in 47 games played for the Devils this past season.

The Devils' second-round pick (38th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft, Merill debuted with the team in 2013-14.

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New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) takes the ice for warm ups before playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center. (Charles LeClaire)
New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) takes the ice for warm ups before playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center. (Charles LeClaire)

The New Jersey Devils have tendered a qualifying offer to leading scorer Kyle Palmieri and four other restricted free agents.

Forwards Reid Boucher, Jacob JosefsonSergey Kalinin and minor league defenseman Reece Scarlett also received qualifying offers from the Devils before Monday's deadline.

The Devils are entitled to compensation should any of the players sign elsewhere.

Tags: Devin Smith, Jacob Josefson, Jon Merrill, Kyle Palmieri, Raman Hrabarenka, Reece Scarlett, Reid Boucher, Sergey Kalinin
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New Jersey Devils defenseman Jon Merrill (7) skates with the puck against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at the United Center. (Mike Dinovo)
New Jersey Devils defenseman Jon Merrill (7) skates with the puck against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at the United Center. (Mike Dinovo)

New Jersey Devils defensemen Jon Merrill underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder this past Monday, according to New Jersey Devils General Manager Ray Shero.

The procedure was performed by the Devil's Chief Medical Officer at the Midtown Surgical Center in New York City, and has an expected recovery time of about four months.

The 6'1 lefty defensemen has played two seasons for the Devils, playing 118 games and amassing 4 goals and 21 assists in that time. 

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New Jersey Devils center Stefan Matteau is hit by Detroit Red Wings center Tomas Nosek during the first period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils center Stefan Matteau is hit by Detroit Red Wings center Tomas Nosek during the first period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports Images)

The New Jersey Devils placed forward Stefan Matteau on injured reserve retroactive to Feb. 12, the team announced.

To replace him on the roster, the Devils activated defenseman Jon Merrill off injured reserve.

Matteau suffered a facial fracture that will not require surgery after he was struck in the face by a deflected puck during practice last week.

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New Jersey Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri (13) scores against Ottawa Senators goalie Andrew Hammond (30) in the first period at the Canadian Tire Centre. (Marc DesRosiers)
New Jersey Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri (13) scores against Ottawa Senators goalie Andrew Hammond (30) in the first period at the Canadian Tire Centre. (Marc DesRosiers)

The New Jersey Devils have placed D Jon Merrill on IR with an upper body injury and activated F Michael Cammalleri off IR (Devils, Jan. 19).  

Merrill will have his time on IR retroactive to Jan. 16.

Cammalleri, 33, has 14 goals and 21 assists in 38 games played this season. His 35 points are a team-high. He has been on IR since Dec. 30 while dealing with an upper body injury of his own. 

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New Jersey Devils defenseman Jon Merrill (7) skates with the puck against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at the United Center. (Mike Dinovo)
New Jersey Devils defenseman Jon Merrill (7) skates with the puck against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at the United Center. (Mike Dinovo)

The Devils (21-17-5) beat Minnesota 2-1 on Sunday to snap a three-game skid. Defenseman Jon Merrill scored his first goal in 82 games for the third-period winner and Adam Henrique got his 15th of the season for New Jersey, which opened a four-game trip.

New Jersey's goal total against the Wild matched that of its previous three games. The club's 2.21 goals per contest is second to last in the league.

The Devils have also been hit hard by injuries. Leading scorer Mike Cammalleri has missed five straight games, the club is also without Patrik Elias, and Jiri Tlusty was placed on injured reserve this week.

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New Jersey Devils defensemen Jon Merrill skates against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place. (Perry Nelson/USATSI)
New Jersey Devils defensemen Jon Merrill skates against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place. (Perry Nelson/USATSI)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jon Merrill put New Jersey ahead in the third period with his first goal of the season, Cory Schneider made 17 saves and the Devils beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Sunday night to snap a season-high three-game losing streak.

Adam Henrique scored for New Jersey 1:21 into the third period, but Minnesota's Zach Parise got his 16th goal less than 2 minutes later. That score was Parise's first against his former team.

Merrill broke the tie 6:26 into the third and Schneider made 10 saves in the final period.

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In recent years, the New Jersey Devils have struggled to draft and cultivate talent. You have to scroll all the way back to the 2004 NHL Draft to see the last time the Devils drafted what turned out to be an impact player. ? That was Travis Zajac in the first round.

Since then, the Devils have essentially drafted no impact talents. Before freaking out, let's preface with this: some draftees of the last few years were flipped for guys like Ilya Kovalchuk and Marek Zidlicky. So, give props to GM Lou Lamoriello for turning marginal talent (at best) into a Top-5 player and the puck-moving defenseman Devils fans craved for the longest time.

However, in terms of drafting players that become core pieces of the franchise, it simply hasn't been there over the last decade.?As much as everyone loves Adam Henrique, he's only showed flashes of being consistently solid. Let's not forget he's a third-round pick, so he's certainly not a sure thing to be a top-flight player.

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The New Jersey Devils fell to the Minnesota Wild 4-0 at XCel Energy Center on Sunday night. The loss drops the Devils to 3-7-4 on the season.

[sny-box]

- In the first game against his old team,?Zach Parise?had an assist and drew the penalty that led to the Wild's third goal.

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Peter Harrold was placed on the injured reserve list, retroactive to October 24th with is what is being described as an upper-body injury.

To fill his spot, Jon Merrill has been called up from Albany.

As per Tom Gulliti, Merrill will wear no. 34.

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Game two featured the debut of quite a few new faces for New Jersey. The Islanders jumped out to a 4-1 lead after one period, but the Devils hung tough in the 5-3 loss.

Some notes and observations from the game:

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By Jeff O'Connor

Another Devils hockey game tonight and they?ll take on the New York Islanders at home. The Devils will mix in some different players compared to Monday?s roster against the New York Rangers. Some old faces will appear for the first time this fall, like Martin Brodeur, while new faces like Damien Brunner and Jon Merrill will get their first experience of playing hockey in Newark.

Here are the lineups for tonight:

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Damien Brunner, Eric Gelinas, Jon Merrill, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Pregame Thoughts, Training Camp
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As camp begins, the team is starting to take shape. Still, many questions remain about the roster and who will be a contributor this year. Here are five of the biggest questions coming into the season.

1. Can the defense begin to rebound?

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The Devils signed University of Michigan defenseman Jon Merrill to an entry-level contract Wednesday. Merrill was the Devils' second-round pick (38th overall) in 2010. He had one more year of eligibility left but chose to turn pro instead.

The contract doesn't begin until the 2013-14 season, which means Merrill cannot play in the NHL this year. Instead, Merrill also signed an amateur tryout contract with the Albany Devils and will join them immediately.

The 21-year old had two goals and 11 points in 21 games with Michigan this season after missing time with a fractured vertebrae in his neck, which he suffered during an exhibition game in October.

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Merrill was the Devils' second-round pick (38th overall) in 2010. He's been a member of the Michigan Wolverines for the past three seasons. For more on him as a prospect, visit Hockey's Future.

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College hockey tournaments?are in full swing, which means there are prospects to keep our eyes on.

  • Devils' prospect Derek Rodwell scored a goal and was a plus-1 in the Fighting Sioux's 5-3, best-of-three contest against Michigan Tech.
  • Blake Pietila, a forward for Tech, was a minus-3 in that same contest.
  • Blake Coleman, for Miami University, had a tough night, finishing minus-1 in the Redhawks' 3-0 loss to Michigan State in the CCHA quarterfinals.
  • Michigan defender Jon Merrill was a plus-1 in Michigan's 4-3 win over Western Michigan Friday night in the CCHA Quarters.
Last week, we talked about Scott Wedgewood's future prospects.

Tags: Albany Devils, Blake Coleman, Blake Pietila, Connecticut Whale, Derek Rodwell, Joe Whitney, Jon Merrill, Keith Kinkaid, Prospect Buzz, Scott Wedgewood
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