Merkley was assigned to AHL Binghamton on Saturday. The Devils finally have a healthy crop of forwards, so they're no longer in need of Merkley's services as a depth option up front. The 23-year-old rookie has, however, played well in limited action with the big club this season, picking up three points in five games, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him back on the NHL roster later this campaign.
Merkley was reassigned to New Jersey's taxi squad Friday. This has become a daily occurrence for Merkley recently. The 23-year-old forward will almost certainly rejoin the active roster ahead of Saturday's matinee matchup with Buffalo.
Merkley was promoted to the active roster Thursday. Merkley registered a goal and an assist against the Rangers on Tuesday and was always going to be brought back up from the taxi squad ahead of Thursday's clash. The 23-year-old winger figures to slot into a third-line role but could move up the depth chart with another strong performance.
Merkley was loaned to New Jersey's taxi squad Wednesday. Merkley just picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Rangers, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him added back to the active roster ahead of Thursday's game versus Boston. The 23-year-old rookie has tallied three points through four games this campaign.
Merkley scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Rangers. The 23-year-old was pressed into duty for the short-handed Devils, and he responded with arguably his best game at the NHL level in his brief career. Merkley has a first-round pedigree, going 30th overall to the Coyotes in 2015, and has posted solid scoring numbers in the AHL (39 goals and 108 points in 137 games), but once players like Nico Hischier and Nikita Gusev are cleared through the COVID-19 protocols, he could have a hard time keeping his spot in the New Jersey lineup.
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