Devils' Timo Meier Comments on Struggles in New Jersey

Struggling to put up consistent point production is something Timo Meier is not used to. The New Jersey Devils forward has found himself in some unchartered territories this season and it hasn't gone unnoticed.

Meier has registered just five goals and 11 points in 23 games so far in 2023-24 and he's on pace for a career-low season. Meier recently caught up with Devils beat reporter Amanda Stein and had this to say about the tough start to his campaign:

I'm hard on myself. I have high expectations. We have high expectations as a team. Definitely not happy with my play, but you've got to learn from it. Sometimes those situations can make you better as a player, make you stronger. "When things aren't going your way, just go back to the basics. Focus on playing well defensively, playing hard, getting yourself into the game. Maybe it's a hit, a blocked shot. Maybe it will build your confidence and your play. And it will lead up to offensive production

Meier is the highest paid forward on the Devils but unfortunately isn't playing like it at the moment. He's in the first season of an eight-year deal which pays him $8.8 million per year. With Dougie Hamilton and his $9 million cap hit sidelined until the Stanley Cup Playoffs, look for the Devils to use some of the LTIR relief to bolster their offense.

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