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BLOG: Devils Recall Merkley, Place Vatanen on IR

Vatanen's IR placement is retroactive to February 1

by Chris Wescott TheChrisWescott /

The Devils have placed defenseman Sami Vatanen on Injured Reserve, retroactive to Feb. 1. Vatanen suffered a right leg injury from blocking a shot.

Tweet from @NJDevils: #NJDEVILS NEWS: New Jersey has placed D Sami Vatanen (bruised right leg from blocking a shot) on injured reserve, retroactive to 2/1/2020.The club has recalled Nick Merkley from Binghamton (AHL). He has been assigned #39.

The club also recalled forward Nick Merkley from the Binghamton Devils of the American Hockey League. He has been assigned number 39.

Merkley was acquired in the Taylor Hall trade on Dec. 16. Since joining the Devils organization, Merkley has seven goals and 11 assists in 21 AHL games.

The Devils take on the Detroit Red Wings tonight at Prudential Center.

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