Merrill generated two goals, five assists and a plus-9 rating through 49 games prior to the season's suspension. A well-rounded blueliner, Merill is capable of chipping in on both ends of the ice, as he's also produced 51 hits and 71 blocked shots as part of the 2019-20 campaign. Vegas acquiring Alec Martinez at the trade deadline cut into Merrill's opportunities, but the latter can be relied upon in a pinch if the NHL campaign ultimately resumes.
Merrill registered an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 6-5 overtime win over the Blues. Merrill's been on a surge (by his standards) with three points in his last four games. The 28-year-old has seven points, 68 blocks, 47 hits and 26 PIM through 45 contests -- he doesn't typically produce enough offense to earn fantasy attention.
Merrill buried a goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Saturday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Hurricanes. Merrill converted on a William Carrier pass just 1:09 after Max Pacioretty's opening tally in the first period. Playing time has been inconsistent for Merrill lately -- he's appeared in only seven of the Golden Knights' 14 games since the start of January. For the year, the defenseman has six points, 64 blocked shots, 45 hits and 24 PIM in 44 contests.
Merrill potted a goal in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Flyers. Merrill is typically more of a defensive player -- his goal is just his fourth point in 37 outings this season. The 27-year-old also has 56 blocked shots, 38 hits and 20 PIM. It's safe to leave Merrill off of fantasy rosters, as he's not likely to go on a scoring binge anytime soon.
Merrill set up a goal in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders. Merill went 18 straight games without recording a point before snapping the cold spell Thursday. There's nothing in his profile to suggest that he'll suddenly become a viable fantasy option, but Merrill is seeing enough ice time with surging power forward Alex Tuch to raise some eyebrows in the short term.
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