Top Mirco Mueller News

  • Mirco Mueller: Set for free agency

    Mueller wasn't tendered a qualifying offer by the Devils and will become an unrestricted free agent Friday.

    Mueller registered just seven points in 50 games last season while averaging 17:39 of ice time. The departure of Mueller leaves New Jersey with just four defensemen under contract next year and could open up spots on the 23-man roster for players like Colton White, Matt Tennyson and Joshua Jacobs.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Offers helper Friday

    Mueller registered an assist in Friday's 4-2 win over the Blues.

    Mueller had the secondary helper on Joey Anderson's empty-net tally. It's just the seventh point of the season for the defensively inclined Mueller. The Swiss blueliner has added 85 blocked shots and 58 hits through 48 appearances.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Posts rare goal

    Mueller scored a goal and blocked two shots in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes.

    Mueller tied the game at one with his tally 7:07 into the first period. This is the first time in his six-year career that Mueller has scored more than one goal in a season. He's up to five points, 63 blocked shots and 44 hits in 38 appearances in 2019-20. Don't count on the Swiss defenseman to generate much offense.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Notches helper against Habs

    Mueller posted an assist and four blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Canadiens.

    Mueller collected a secondary assist on Miles Wood's opening score to notch his second point in three games. The 24-year-old Mueller is often a healthy scratch, but he logged 19:45 because both P.K. Subban (illness) and Sami Vatanen (undisclosed) were on the shelf. This sudden production by Mueller can't be counted on, however, as he posted just one point through the first 30 games.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: One point through 28 appearances

    Mueller had a minus-1 rating and two blocked shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Colorado, extending his point drought to 10 games.

    Mueller has just one goal and no assists through 28 games played. The depth defenseman can be ignored in all fantasy formats.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Tallies first goal of 2019-20

    Mueller scored a goal and added a plus-1 rating, one shot on net, one hit and one block during a 3-1 loss to the Avalanche on Friday.

    The goal was Mueller's first point of the season in 18 games. Friday was also the first time Mueller posted a plus-rating since Oct. 17. He owns a minus-8 rating in the last 13 games. Mueller is best used in leagues with blocks -- he has 24 of those in his 18 contests.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Out of Saturday's lineup

    Mueller was a healthy scratch Saturday against the Red Wings.

    Mueller doesn't have a point in 14 appearances this season, rotating in and out of a third-pairing role. His career high for goals in a season is one, so the lack of production doesn't come as a surprise.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Plenty of PK time in win

    Mueller recorded a plus-1 rating over 19:52 of ice time in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

    Mueller spent nearly a third of his ice time (6:15) on the penalty kill. He scored a career-high 11 points in 53 games last season, but Mueller is still searching for his first point of 2019-20 through five appearances.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Pens one-year deal

    Mueller signed a one-year, $1.4 million contract with New Jersey on Monday.

    Mueller set career highs last season in games played (53), assists (10) and points (11). The blueliner also topped 18 minutes of ice time per game for the first time in his five-year NHL career. Looking ahead to the 2019-20 campaign, the Switzerland native should be a near lock for the lineup on a game-to-game basis, which could see him challenge for the 20-point mark.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Files for arbitration

    Mueller filed for arbitration Friday.

    Mueller finished the 2018-19 campaign with 11 points, 10 of which were assists. The second-pairing defenseman is coming off a contract that paid him $925,000 a season ago and $775,000 the season prior, so a raise should be forthcoming for the 24-year-old blueliner.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Qualifying offer extended

    Mueller was qualified by New Jersey on Tuesday.

    The defensive defenseman appeared in 53 games last season, scoring a goal and dishing out 10 assists. In total, Mueller took 39 shots in 2018-19 so relying on him for fantasy production is not advisable. That being said, he will likely be back with the Devils next season after being extended a qualifying offer by the team.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Blocks three shots

    Mueller blocked three shots in 18:41 of ice time in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Arizona.

    Mueller returned Saturday after an 11-game absence and immediately made an impact. The 24-year-old won't provide much in the offensive end as he has just 10 points in 48 games this season.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Back in action Saturday

    Mueller (shoulder) will rejoin the lineup for Saturday's game against the Coyotes, Mike Morreale of reports.

    Mueller's participation in practice Friday was a pretty strong indicator that he was nearing a return to the lineup and it appears he won't need more than a session under his belt to do so. The blueliner is fortunate to only miss 11 games after a scary crash into the boards on Feb. 27 and will look to build on a career-best 10 points through 47 games.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Participating in practice Friday

    Mueller (shoulder) was able to practice Friday, but his status for Saturday's game against Arizona remains in question, Chris Ryan of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Mueller has missed 11 games since his scary crash into the boards against Calgary on Feb. 27. Returning to practice is a big step in returning to the active lineup, but we'll have to wait until more information becomes available closer to Saturday's puck drop to know if the blueliner will play.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Unavailable Saturday as well

    Mueller (shoulder) was already ruled out against the Capitals on Friday, but he will also miss Saturday's matchup with the Rangers, Tom Gulitti of reports.

    Mueller has missed three games due to his shoulder issue and is now set to be sidelined for another two. Considering how much worse it could have been when the blueliner was stretchered off the ice, the fact that he is just dealing with a shoulder injury feels like good news. Until the Swiss national is cleared to play, Steve Santini should continue to round out the blue line.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Ruled out for Friday

    Mueller (shoulder) will not play in Friday's matchup with Washington, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Mueller will miss his fourth-straight game with this shoulder injury. The 23-year-old started skating on his own Tuesday, but he doesn't appear ready to slot back into game action. New Jersey doesn't have much of a reason to rush Mueller back, and he still needs to get in a full practice before returning.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Begins skating

    Mueller (shoulder) has started skating on his own, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    While Mueller remains without a definitive timeline to rejoin the lineup, his return to the ice marks a major step in the right direction. He will still need to work into full participation at practice before he's considered an option to play and the Devils have little reason to rush the defenseman back.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Avoids injury to head, neck

    Devils coach John Hynes clarifies that Mueller is dealing with a left shoulder injury, but there are no problems with his head or neck after he crashed head-first into the boards while playing the Flames on Thursday, Mike Morreale of reports, adding that the defenseman could still return this season.

    Mueller was stretchered off the ice and admitted to a hospital with a next-day release. It's obviously great news that he avoided a head/neck injury and is evidently open to the idea of returning this season, even though the Devils are well out of the playoff picture.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: To be held out Friday

    Mueller (head) is not listed in Friday's lineup against the Flyers, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    A scary scene played out Wednesday, with Mueller getting stretchered off the ice in a game against the Flames. He's since been released from the hospital, but the Devils are understandably taking the necessary precautions with the 23-year-old defenseman from Switzerland.

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  • Devils' Mirco Mueller: Released from hospital

    Mueller (head) has secured his release from the hospital, Mike Morreale of reports.

    Considering Mueller was stretchered off the ice during Wednesday's game against Flames, it's great news that he's gained clearance to leave the hospital in less than 24 hours. The team is expected to provide more information surrounding his situation Friday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Winterthur, Switzerland
Age: 27
Experience: 5
Shoots: Left