Devils’ Taylor Hall played through torn ligaments in hand during season

Taylor Hall played through an injury in the second half of his MVP-caliber season.The Devils forward underwent surgery on Friday, April 30, to repair torn ligaments in his left hand. The injury occurred in late December.It was unrelated to a right thumb injury that forced Hall to miss three games and the All-Star Game in January.Schneider undergoes hip surgeryForward Patrick Maroon also underwent surgery on Wednesday, May 2, to repair a herniated disc in his back.Both players will be ready for training camp in September.After Hall suffered his injury, he still managed to put together a 26-game point streak that lasted from Jan. 2 to March 8, and he finished the season with 93 points in 76 games. He set career highs with 39 goals and 54 assists.Hall is a finalist for the Hart Trophy, the NHL’s MVP award, and the Ted Lindsay Award, the NHL’s most outstanding player.

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