Merrill secured a one-year, $850,000 deal from Minnesota on Thursday. Merrill split his time between Detroit and Montreal last season after being flipped to the Habs at the trade deadline. Considering the veteran blueliner has reached the 10-point mark just once in the last six years, fantasy players will want to pursue alternative depth options regardless of format.
Merrill (undisclosed) will play in Wednesday's Game 2 versus the Golden Knights. Merrill missed seven games with the injury, but he's ready to return. Alexander Romanov exited the lineup to make room for Merrill, who is expected to play a defensive role on the third pairing Wednesday.
Merrill (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Golden Knights on Wednesday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports. Merrill has already missed seven games due to his undisclosed injury but appears to be nearing a return to action. Considering the veteran blueliner is pointless in his last 19 games, even if he does get back into action Wednesday, he's unlikely to impact fantasy lineups.
Merrill (undisclosed) skated in a non-contact jersey Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Merrill's traveling with the team, but his inability to take contact in practice suggests he won't be an option for Monday's Game 1. The blueliner will set his sights on returning for Game 2 on Wednesday.
Merrill (undisclosed) will travel with the team to Vegas for Games 1 and 2 starting Monday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Merrill could return as soon as Monday, which would be a bit early after it was reported that he would miss around 10 days on June 8. The 29-year-old blueliner hasn't played since Game 5 against Toronto in the first round. He scored just five assists in 49 games with Montreal and Detroit this season.
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