Cammalleri dealt on and off with a wrist or hand injury for the second half of the season, after starting the season at a nearly point per game pace. It was a huge start to his year in the second season of a five-year deal with the Devils.
He first left the lineup following a December 30 game against the Senators, returning a couple weeks later. However, he only played four games before suffering another setback that has kept him out since January 26.
#NJDevils forward Michael Cammalleri will miss the rest of the season, coach John Hynes says.
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) March 22, 2016
The 33-year-old forward has continued to be a solid producer in recent years, but the underlying numbers show a much better season happening this year. He was on a similar goal pace to last year, when he scored 27, but was shooting 4% worse than last year while only seeing about one minute more ice time per game.
He’ll finish the year having scored 14 goals and 38 points in 42 games.
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.