According to coach John Hynes, Mueller (collarbone) may be available for Thursday's clash with Washington, Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record reports. Mueller -- who has missed 25 games following surgery to repair his broken clavicle -- would need to bump Ben Lovejoy from the lineup in order to earn a spot on the blue line. In addition, the Devils would likely send Steve Santini down to the minors in order to clear space under the 23-man roster limit.
Mueller (collarbone) will not be available against the Islanders on Tuesday, Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record reports. Mueller has already missed 25 consecutive outings after undergoing surgery to repair a broken clavicle. The blueliner resumed practicing Friday, but is not yet ready to return to action. The 22-year-old is still on injured reserve, which will require the Devils to make a corresponding roster move in order to activate him.
Mueller (collarbone) returned to practice Friday for the first time since suffering a broken clavicle Nov. 12. Mueller will likely have to get a good chunk of practice sessions in before he's considered to rejoin the lineup, but the blueliner made a significant step in his recovery Friday. He had racked up two assists over 13 games before suffering the injury, though his biggest asset is his willingness to sacrifice his body. Mueller notched nine hits and 26 blocks shots before going down.
Mueller (collarbone) has resumed skating, Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record reports. It's not clear how rigorous Mueller's sessions have been, but nonetheless, this is a sign of progress for a guy who's been held out the last 16 games. The 22-year-old has only registered eight points (two goals, six assists) through 67 career contests between the Sharks and Devils, which means fantasy owners aren't likely to flinch when he does make his return.
Mueller will undergo surgery to repair a fractured clavicle, an injury that he sustained in Sunday's game against the Blackhawks, Devils beat writer Amanda Stein reports, adding that he'll be out indefinitely. The Swiss defenseman was on the receiving end of a hit by forward John Hayden and ruled out after being on the ice for only 18 seconds. Mueller isn't much of a fantasy option due to his limited offensive utility, but Devils goalies should miss him a great deal since he consistently deflects shots, having redirected the puck 26 times in half as many games this season.
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