Hall (knee) -- who underwent knee surgery -- is expected to get back on the ice in June, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports. Hall's injury almost single-handedly derailed the Devils' season, as the world-class winger racked up 37 points in 33 games prior to getting hurt and was on pace for another 90-point campaign. Assuming the Calgary native doesn't suffer any setbacks, his timeline should have him back to 100 percent in time for the start of training camp in the fall and ready to make another run at a Hart Trophy.
Devils coach John Hynes isn't sure whether Hall (knee) will play again this season, though he's been pleased with how the star winger's off-ice rehab efforts have gone, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports. Hall has missed exactly three months with a knee injury that ended up requiring arthroscopic surgery in late February. While the Devils have been reluctant to completely shut him down for the rest of the season, the fact remains that he hasn't been skating in his rehab. It's always difficult to drop a fantasy stud like Hall -- especially around the fantasy playoffs -- but he's already been ruled out through March and there are only three games on New Jersey's schedule in April.
Coach John Hynes relayed Monday that Hall (knee) has been ruled out through the end of March, as he won't return until the season's last two-three games at the earliest, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports. New Jersey's third-to-last game of the season comes April 1, so Hall won't be back earlier than that, if at all. It may be time for owners who have been holding on to last season's Hart Trophy winner to cut bait, especially if they lack an IR spot in which to stash Hall, who last suited up Dec. 23.
Hall had arthroscopic surgery on his knee, which raises doubts about his availability the rest of the season, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports. The Devils have kept the nature of Hall's injury close to the vest, but the fact that he underwent a procedure on his knee explains why the world-class winger has been limited to off-ice work and unable to skate of late. At this point, the Calgary native should probably be considered week-to-week, though he is running out of weeks in the season.
Hall (lower body) wasn't on the ice for Wednesday's game-day skate, instead doing some off-ice conditioning work, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports. While general manager Ray Shero painted an optimistic picture for Hall's timeline to return, the fact that the winger is still unable to consistently skate likely means he is still week-to-week at this point. The Calgary native was poised for another Hart Trophy caliber campaign before getting hurt, as he notched 37 points in 33 appearances. Once Hall is given the green light to return, he figures to immediately retake his spot on the top line and No. 1 power-play unit.
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