Mueller (collarbone) is still on injured reserve and isn't in the projected lineup for Tuesday's game against the Bruins. Mueller returned to the big club Monday following a brief conditioning stint with AHL Binghamton, but the Devils clearly aren't in any rush to insert him back into their lineup. The 22-year-old blueliner has only tallied two assists in 13 games with New Jersey this season, so his eventual return to action will undoubtedly go unnoticed in most fantasy circles. The Devils should release an update on Mueller's status once he's removed from the injured list.
Mueller (collarbone) won't play Monday against the Red Wings, Shawn Roarke of NHL.com reports. Mueller was recalled from a two-game conditioning stint in the AHL, but the Devils are reportedly still evaluating him. He won't have to wait very long for his next chance to return to the lineup, as New Jersey plays in Boston on Tuesday.
Mueller (collarbone) was recalled from his conditioning assignment with AHL Binghamton on Monday. Mueller logged a pair of games in the minors, picking up two PIM and a minus-3 rating. New Jersey is heading into a back-to-back Monday and Tuesday -- versus Detroit and Boston respectively -- which could open the door for the defenseman to suit up for the first time since Nov. 12. Whenever the 22-year-old is given the all-clear, he will likely bounce Ben Lovejoy from the lineup.
Mueller (collarbone) was assigned to AHL Binghamton on a conditioning loan Thursday. There was speculation from Devils coach John Hynes that Mueller could be ready for Thursday's home game against the Capitals, but targeting Saturday's road bout with the Flyers seems more realistic for the Swiss blueliner. The former Shark has provided two assists over 13 games. That doesn't move the needle in the fantasy realm; however, he is averaging two blocked shots per game to assist the Devils netminders.
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.
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