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Devils' Dougie Hamilton: Season riddled with injuries

Hamilton was dealing with several lingering injuries throughout the 2021-22 season, including a broken toe, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports. Hamilton had seven goals and 20 points through his first 29 games this season before breaking his jaw and missing 17 contests. It was around that time that he broke a toe and was clearly not the same for the rest of the year; he tallied just 10 points in 32 games once he returned. It was the first time since the 2013-14 campaign that Hamilton failed to reach the double-digit mark in goals. With a whole offseason to get healthy, fantasy managers should be optimistic heading into the 2022-23 season barring any setbacks.
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New Jersey Devils: Again, Don’t Worry About Dougie Hamilton

The New Jersey Devils decided to take the plunge and commit a $9 million per season salary to defenseman Dougie Hamilton. The Devils tried multiple times to get a top defenseman with trades for Sami Vatanen and P.K. Subban in years prior, but the defense never really got much better. It was time to just make the move for a known commodity without worrying about the question marks surrounding him. In his first season with the Devils, Hamilton hasn’t had the best season. Or, has he?
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Devils' Dougie Hamilton: Doles out assist in loss

Hamilton pitched in an assist Thursday, albeit in a 5-2 loss to the Sabres. Despite lending a helping hand on a Jesper Boqvist tally, Hamilton ended up with a minus-3 rating for the night. The 28-year-old defenseman procured a seven-year contract that nets him a cool $9 million in AAV, but he'll need to consistently do his part to help turn this franchise around. New Jersey is in danger of finishing in the basement of the Metropolitan Division this season.
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New Jersey Devils: Don’t Freak Out About Dougie Hamilton

Dougie Hamilton has not looked like his usual self since returning to the lineup after he broke his jaw due to a puck to the face. Despite coming into the New Jersey Devils as one of the best power play defensemen in the league, he’s been relegated to the second unit on what’s just a terrible power play in general. Only five teams in the league have a worst PP% than the Devils 17.7%.
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Dougie Hamilton overtime goal lifts Devils past Blues

EditorsNote: Added time of goal in final graf; Other minor teaks. Dougie Hamilton scored the overtime winner to lift the New Jersey Devils past the St. Louis Blues 3-2 Sunday in Newark, N.J. Ty Smith and Dawson Mercer also scored for the Devils and Jack Hughes had two assists. Nico...
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New Jersey Devils: Dougie Hamilton Makes His Presence Felt With Overtime Winner

The New Jersey Devils really missed Dougie Hamilton when he was out of the lineup after a deflected shot ended up forcing him to miss more than a month. The Devils $9 million defenseman was supposed to fix their issue trying to find a true “top defenseman”. For the most part, the Devils are happy with the return after the first season, but their record is still very bad. They missed Hamilton when he was out, but they’ve used him in a strange way since his return.
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Devils' Dougie Hamilton: Pots OT winner Sunday

Hamilton scored the overtime winner in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Blues. He took a backhand pass from Pavel Zacha in the St. Louis slot, cruised to the left of Ville Husso and flicked the puck into the top corner to secure the win for the Devils. Hamilton has rounded into form quickly after his long layoff due to a broken jaw, posting two goals and four points over the last five games.
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Devils' Dougie Hamilton: Activated from IR

Hamilton (jaw) was activated from injured reserve Thursday, per the NHL's media site, and will play Thursday in Pittsburgh. News broke earlier in the week that Hamilton would return following a nearly six-week absence, and his formal activation confirms that. Hamilton will look to bolster his line of seven goals, 20 points and 108 shots in 30 games this season.
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Dougie Hamilton Will Return to New Jersey Devils Lineup Thursday vs. Penguins

The New Jersey Devils are set to receive a significant boost on the backend. According to Devils reporter Amanda Stein, the team will welcome back defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the lineup for Thursday’s contest against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Hamilton returns following a 17-game absence due to a broken jaw....
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Devils' Dougie Hamilton to return from broken jaw vs. Penguins

New Jersey Devils star defenceman Dougie Hamilton will be back in the starting lineup Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Hamilton missed nearly two months with a broken jaw. "I'm looking forward to him being back in the lineup," head coach Lindy Ruff said after practice. "I've had a conversation and he said he's ready to go, and we're ready to put him back in." https://twitter.com/amandacstein/status/1496197401769648129 According to team reporter Amanda Stein, Hamilton was a full participant in practice -- including working with the top power play unit. He was paired with Jonas Siegenthaler on the top defence pairing in line rushes. “It’s been going good so far, so I think I’m ready to play,” he said after practice. The 28-year-old is in the first season of a seven-year, $63-million contract that was signed in free agency last summer. Before his injury he had seven goals and 20 points in 30 games. The Devils are in the midst of an eight-day break between games as the NHL continues to make up postponed contests during what would have been the Olympic pause. The team visits the Penguins Thursday and Chicago on Friday as part of a short two-game road trip.
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Devils' Dougie Hamilton: Ready to rock

Hamilton (jaw) will return to the lineup Thursday versus the Penguins, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports. Hamilton will need to officially be activated off injured reserve before rejoining the lineup, but his nearly six-week absence is set to come to an end. Hamilton should return to a featured role skating on the top pairing and first power-play unit versus the Penguins.
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Devils' Dougie Hamilton: Targeting Thursday return

Hamilton (jaw) is hoping to suit up in Thursday's matchup with the Penguins, telling reporters, "It's been going good so far, so I think I'm ready to play," Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports. Hamilton took part in power-play drills at Tuesday's practice session, a good indication he'll...
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Dougie Hamilton Will Be Back Thursday

Dougie Hamilton is coming back into the New Jersey Devils lineup!. Devils head coach Lindy Ruff confirming that Hamilton will be playing against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday according to Amanda Stein’s twitter account. “I am counting on him (Hamilton) being in,” said Ruff. “We are ready putting him...
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Devils' Dougie Hamilton: Ruled out Sunday

Hamilton (jaw) will not participate in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, per Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site. Hamilton's next opportunity to return will be Tuesday versus Tampa Bay. He has missed the last 15 games while dealing with a jaw injury and is expected to miss a 16th. The 28-year-old has averaged 19:57 of ice time -- 2:32 during the power play -- and recorded five points over his last 10 appearances.
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Dougie Hamilton getting closer to return for Devils?

After the news of Jack Hughes entering COVID-19 protocol on Sunday, Devils fans are understandably stressed. There’s some good news on the horizon, however, as it appears defenseman Dougie Hamilton is making progress toward his return to the lineup. Team reporter Amanda Stein said on Sunday that although Hamilton did not join his teammates for practice, the veteran defenseman did skate by himself Sunday morning. Hamilton has been limited to 30 of 45 games this season with various injuries, but he’s now been out of the lineup for more than a month with a broken jaw. His 20 points in 30 games are by far the best scoring pace by a Devils defenseman this season, and while his defensive game has stuttered a few times this season, expect more consistent playing time in his new system to aid with that.
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Devils' Dougie Hamilton: Not ready to practice

Hamilton (jaw) skated on his own prior to Sunday's practice but didn't participate in the actual practice, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports. Without any practice time under his belt, Hamilton almost certainly won't be available for either leg of New Jersey's back-to-back set Monday in Ottawa and Tuesday in Montreal. His next chance to suit up after that point will come when the Devils continue their road trip in St. Louis on Thursday.
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