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
Cammalleri has played in a mere four games since the start of 2016 due to injury. In the rare instances he was healthy, the winger has been averaging almost a point per game with 14 goals and 24 helpers in 42 contests. If the 33-year-old returns this season, he certainly offers top-end fantasy value, as he's logged 10 power-play points in addition to his even-strength contributions.
Michael Cammalleri (hand) will remain out of action for at least two more games, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Cammalleri continues to be ruled out for multiple games at a time, undoubtedly a frustrating trend for fantasy owners banking on his production. Even though Cammy's missed 16 games this season, including the past eight, he's still ranked second on the team with 38 points -- that speaks volumes as to how valuable he is offensively, while also putting a microscope on the team's overall struggles with putting the puck into the net.