Hall undergoes hand surgery, Schneider may not be ready for camp

Taylor Hall had a remarkable 2017-18 season for the New Jersey Devils, as he accumulated 39 goals and 93 points in 76 games. That’s even more impressive when you consider that he suffered a serious hand injury in December that eventually required surgery.

On Tuesday morning, the Devils provided medical updates on Hall, goalie Cory Schneider and forward Patrick Maroon.

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Hall underwent surgery on Apr. 30 to repair torn ligaments in his left hand. The injury kept him out of the lineup for three games between Jan. 22-25. The 26-year-old is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in September, which is a huge relief for the Devils.

Schneider battled groin/lower-body injuries all season, and he underwent surgery last Tuesday to repair torn cartilage in his left hip. His recovery is expected to keep him on the shelf for five months, which would put him on track to be ready for early October. That means there’s a chance he could miss a good chunk of training camp.

As for Maroon, who was acquired from the Edmonton Oilers before the trade deadline, he had to repair a herniated disc in his back. The operation took place last Wednesday. The pending unrestricted free agent is expected to make a full recovery before the start of training camp. It’ll be interesting to see if the Devils are willing to bring him back into the fold next year.

Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.

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