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Devils' Meier to undergo shoulder surgery, expected back for camp

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New Jersey Devils forward Timo Meier is set to undergo elective arthroscopic shoulder surgery Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery for training camp, the team announced.

Meier revealed Wednesday that he was dealing with a double MCL injury and an oblique ailment, but he didn't mention any issues with his shoulder.

The 27-year-old put up 28 goals and 52 points in 69 games this season, but he was far more productive when Travis Green took over for Lindy Ruff behind the bench in March.

Head coach GP G P P/GP
Lindy Ruff 48 13 28 0.58
Travis Green 21 15 24 1.14

Meier's 15 goals during Green's stint at the helm are tied with Florida Panthers stud Sam Reinhart for the fifth most in the league over that span, trailing only Steven Stamkos, Auston Matthews, Kirill Kaprizov, and Filip Forsberg.

The Swiss winger is ready to build on the momentum from his strong second half.

"I know how big the offseasons are for me personally," he said. "To play at my best, I gotta be in the best shape. If I want to play a consistent style of game that brings me success, I gotta put a lot of work in at the gym. ... That's the goal for me."

The Devils acquired Meier from the San Jose Sharks prior to the 2023 trade deadline and signed him to an eight-year extension with an average annual value of $8.8 million in June. He carries the highest cap hit of all New Jersey's forwards.

Meier has totaled 37 goals and 66 points in 90 contests as a Devil. He registered four points in 11 playoff games last spring.

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