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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
56-19-7 119
53-22-7 113
49-22-11 109
46-30-6 98
45-30-7 97
39-32-11 89
28-42-12 68
25-50-7 57

2021 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 16 20 15 17:06 22
Post Season 1 1 -6 16:25 0

Top Jon Merrill News

  • Wild's Jon Merrill: May not be ready for camp

    Merrill (arm) underwent offseason surgery and may not be available at the start of training camp, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

    Merrill was injured at the World Championship in May. With the surgery, his status is in doubt, though the Wild are fairly strong at defense and won't need to rush the 30-year-old early in the campaign.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Hurt at Worlds

    Merrill suffered an apparent arm injury in Thursday's matchup between the United States and Great Britain, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

    There was no immediate update on Merrill following Thursday's tilt, but he didn't return to the game after logging just 1:11 of ice time. If there is even the hint of something serious, the Wild will almost certainly pull the 30-year-old defenseman out of the tournament. It was a fantastic regular season for Merrill, who managed to reach the 20-point threshold for the first time in his nine-year NHL career.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Garners helper

    Merrill recorded an assist in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Blues in Game 6.

    Merrill set up Matt Dumba's third-period tally. The helper was Merrill's lone point in six playoff outings this season. The 30-year-old blueliner added seven shots on net, 12 blocked shots and a minus-6 rating in a third-pairing role, one that he's likely to continue in for 2022-23.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Cleared to return

    Merrill (upper body) will be back in action versus Vancouver on Thursday, Jessi Pierce of NHL.com reports.

    Merrill will be on the ice for the first time since March 31 versus the Penguins, a stretch of 10 games on the shelf due to his upper-body problem. Considering Merrill has gotten on the scoresheet in just one of his last 15 appearances, fantasy players shouldn't be expecting much the rest of the way.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Unavailable Tuesday

    Merrill (upper body) is not playing Tuesday against Montreal, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

    Merrill has now missed 10 consecutive games with his upper-body issue. The 30-year-old's next chance to dress will be Thursday against Vancouver.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Remains unavailable

    Merrill (upper body) will not be an option against the Blues on Saturday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

    Merrill will be on the shelf for his eighth consecutive contest due to his lingering upper-body issue. Considering he has just two points in his last 15 outings, the veteran blueliner's continued absence is unlikely to impact the majority of fantasy players. In the meantime, Jordie Benn and Alex Goligoski figure to continue holding down the third pairing for Minnesota.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Will not play Sunday

    Merrill (upper body) will remain out of the lineup Sunday versus the Sharks, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

    Merrill will miss his ninth straight game with the injury, but it sounds like he is nearing a return. The defenseman's next chance to play is Tuesday versus the Canadiens.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Still unavailable

    Merrill (upper body) won't play Tuesday versus the Oilers, Jessi Pierce of NHL.com reports.

    Merrill remains day-to-day with his upper-body issue. Jordie Benn will likely remain in the lineup until Merrill is cleared to return.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Unlikely for Sunday

    Merrill (upper body) is unlikely to return Sunday versus the Kings, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

    Merrill will likely extend his absence to five games. As long as he and Matt Dumba (upper body) are both out of action, Jordie Benn will likely continue to see third-pairing minutes.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Out with upper-body injury

    Merrill (upper body) won't travel with the Wild as they begin a four-game road trip Saturday versus the Hurricanes, Jessi Pierce of NHL.com reports.

    Merrill's absence from the road trip suggests he suffered a more serious injury blocking a shot in Thursday's game versus the Penguins. If he doesn't rejoin the team on the road, Merrill will be out at least until April 10 versus the Kings. Alex Goligoski is set to enter the lineup in place of Merrill, who could end up on injured reserve given the expected length of his absence.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Two helpers against Chicago

    Merrill picked up two assists in Saturday's 3-1 win over Chicago.

    The veteran blueliner had gone nine consecutive games without a point, but Merrill was able to stitch together his first multi-point performance since Nov. 10 in the victory. He has a career-high 95 blocked shots on the season and a solid plus-13 rating, but Merrill's offensive contributions have been minimal, with four goals and 18 points through 58 games.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Deflected shot yields assist

    Merrill produced an assist and blocked four shots in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Flames.

    Merrill's shot was redirected in by Frederick Gaudreau at 1:36 of the first period. The assist was Merrill's third point in 10 games in February. The defenseman has set a new career high with 16 points in just 48 games this season. He's added 84 blocked shots, 45 shots on net and a plus-11 rating in a bottom-four role.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Delivers assist

    Merrill notched an assist and three blocked shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.

    Merrill had the secondary helper on a Kevin Fiala goal in the second period. The 30-year-old Merrill has three assists in his last six outings, though the defensive defenseman is hardly a steady source of offense. For the season, he's at 14 points -- one off his career high from 2018-19 -- with 39 shots on net, 72 blocked shots and a plus-15 rating in 41 appearances.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Departs COVID-19 protocols

    Merrill cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday, per Michael Russo of The Athletic.

    Merrill has missed the last two games while in the virus protocols. The 29-year-old has averaged 18:25 of ice time and recorded three points over his last 10 appearances. The next game on Minnesota's schedule is Wednesday against Chicago.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Enters virus protocols

    The Wild placed Merrill in COVID-19 protocols Wednesday.

    The defenseman will certainly miss Friday's game at the Rangers and could miss Sunday's versus the Islanders as well. Merrill has two assists in his last three games and has totaled 13 points while averaging 17:30 of ice time in 38 games this season. Upon clearing protocols, he should rejoin Dmitry Kulikov on the third defense pairing.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Slides first 2022 helper

    Merrill provided an assist in a 5-1 win over the Blackhawks on Friday.

    Merrill had not yet provided any points in the new year, helping Calen Addison in this one. The defenseman sits at 12 points in 36 games this season.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Pens three-year extension

    Merrill secured a three-year, $3.6 million extension from Minnesota on Tuesday.

    Merrill has delivered 25 hits, blocked 51 shots and recorded 11 points this season. The 29-year-old has played on the third line for most of 2021-22 but has seen his role expand over the course of the season.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Opens scoring in shootout loss

    Merrill scored a goal in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Sabres.

    Merrill fired a shot that trickled through Sabres goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen's pads in the first period. The goal was Merrill's third of the season, and he's up to 11 points in 29 contests. The 29-year-old defenseman has added 27 shots on net, 46 blocked shots and a plus-7 rating while playing in a third-pairing role for much of the year.

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  • Wild's Jon Merrill: Contributes helper in loss

    Merrill notched an assist and two hits in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Golden Knights.

    Merrill has posted three assists in eight games since his last goal. The 29-year-old defenseman has been steadier than initially expected in all facets of the game this year. He has 10 points, a plus-7 rating, 46 blocked shots and 26 shots on goal through 28 contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 204 lbs
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK
Age: 30
Experience: 9
Shoots: Left