Cammalleri notched a power-play assist in the second period of Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Ducks.
After a couple road losses to open the season, the Devils got just enough offense in their home opener -- thanks mostly to Taylor Hall, who scored both goals on the man advantage 4:11 apart in the second frame. Cammalleri set him up for the first one, reminding fantasy owners of his capabilities when healthy. After all, this is a guy who was operating at nearly a point-per-game pace before having his 2015-16 season ended by a hand injury. Of course, this is also a guy who's so injury-prone, he hasn't exceeded 70 games in a season since 2008-09.
Cammalleri is fully recovered from a hand injury that ended his 2015-16 campaign Jan. 26, Sportsnet reports.
Cammalleri has averaged close to 0.75 points per game since breaking into the NHL with the Kings 13 years ago, but the oft-injured winger has gone seven consecutive seasons of appearing in less than 70 contests. If Cammalleri somehow finds a way to swat away the injury bug for a lengthy period of time, he'll be a hot commodity in fantasy circles, especially with the Devils adding offensive firecracker Taylor Hall in the offseason to jump-start the league's weakest attack of 2015-16.
The 33-year-old winger, who last saw action on Jan. 26, thus concludes his 2015-16 campaign with 14 goals and 38 points in 42 games for New Jersey. Cammalleri remains under contract with the team for the next three seasons at an annual cap hit of $5 million.
Michael Cammalleri (hand) skated Sunday but was unable to use a stick while doing so, Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger reports.
Cammalleri still appears to have an undetermined timetable, but coach John Hynes indicated Sunday that a decision on his status the rest of the way should come in the near future. Expect another update when that is handed down, but even if he does return this season, it likely won't be too soon.
Coach John Hynes indicated Friday that
Cammalleri's absence is certainly a big blow for both the