The New Jersey Devils announced yesterday that offseason acquisition Taylor Hall had successful surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee, after complaining of pain to team doctors before Tuesday night’s 2-1 overtime victory in Dallas, extending the team’s winning streak to 5 games. He is expected to miss 3-4 weeks if recovery goes well.
Hall was tied for the team lead in points with defenseman Damon Severson, with 5 goals and 7 assists through the team’s first 14 games this season. The first overall pick in 2010, Hall was acquired by the Devils this summer from Edmonton for defenseman Adam Larsson.
The Devils currently sit in the middle of the Metropolitan division standings with 21 points, 5 behind the first place New York Rangers. After 15 games, New Jersey only has 3 players, including Hall, with 10 or more points. You have to think playing .500 hockey until Hall’s return would make the front office happy.
The Devils finish up a west coast trip this weekend with games tonight in Anaheim, Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, and Monday night in San Jose.