Curtis McElhinney

#30 G / Columbus Blue Jackets / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 207 lb Age: 32 College: Colorado College

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      Blue Jackets' Curtis McElhinney: Starting in blue paint Thursday

      McElhinney will draw a road start Thursday night against the Senators, Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Dispatch reports. McElhinney, whose last start was Nov. 6, has watched No. 1 backstop Sergei Bobrovsky hog crease time in each of the past four games. McElhinney's rate stats (2.58 GAA and .912 save percentage) make him a decent spot starter most nights, and despite Ottawa's current second-place standing in the Atlantic Division, it owns a minus-3 goal differential. With nine games on the Thursday slate, you can easily find safer daily options than McElhinney but he's likely to be an inexpensive option against a seemingly overrated opponent.

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      Blue Jackets' Curtis McElhinney: Receiving start Friday

      McElhinney will be in the net against Anaheim on Friday, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports. McElhinney, a 32 year-old career backup, will take on an Anaheim team that will running on a high following a dramatic shootout win in their last game. Ducks' captain Ryan Getzlaf will return to action tonight, as well, providing another emotional jolt for his squad and the Anaheim crowd. All signs point to McElhinney enduring a rough outing.

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      Blue Jackets' Curtis McElhinney: Gives up three as team remains winless

      McElhinney couldn't rescue the Jackets from an 0-7 start, as he allowed three goals on 28 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Islanders. The Jackets' backup has made three appearances this year, and all three have been against tough opponents -- the Rangers, Blackhawks and Isles. So it's no surprise that he hasn't put up good stats, especially with the Jackets struggling in every phase of the game. After the change of pace with McElhinney didn't work, Columbus will probably turn back to Sergei Bobrovsky in Minnesota on Thursday.

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      Blue Jackets' Curtis McElhinney: Starting in goal Tuesday

      McElhinney will start in goal against the visiting Islanders on Tuesday evening. It's the second consecutive start between the pipes for McElhinney, the current owner of a 3.04 GAA and .889 save percentage. Fellow Blue Jackets twine tender Sergei Bobrovsky has been awful to start the season, already with five loses and a 5.07 GAA, so the team will count on McElhinney to right the ship for the winless Jackets.

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      Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney starting Saturday against Chicago

      Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney will be between the pipes in Saturday's tilt against the Blackhawks. Starter Sergei Bobrovsky has been terrible to start the season, posting an 0-5-0 record with a 5.07 GAA and .835 save percentage in five starts, so it's hardly surprising that the Blue Jackets have elected to shake things up by giving McElhinney the starting nod Saturday. McElhinney will take on a Blackhawks' squad that has sputtered offensively of late, only managing to score one goal in their last two games combined.

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      Blue Jackets' Curtis McElhinney: Appears in relief, stops six of seven

      McElhinney relieved starter Sergei Bobrovsky in the third period of Saturday's loss to the Rangers. He allowed one goal on seven shots. The Rangers were all over the Jackets, who couldn't solve Henrik Lundqvist until the third period of a 5-2 loss. McElhinney won't see much playing time this season as long as Bob the Goalie is healthy, so there are probably other better options to carry for insurance.

    • Jackets Re-Sign McElhinney For Two Years

      News: Curtis McElhinney agreed to a two-year, $1.6 million contract extension with the Blue Jackets on Wednesday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
      Analysis: Curtis McElhinney will be locked in as Sergei Bobrovsky's backup for the next two seasons after posting a 12-14-2 record, .914 save percentage, and 2.88 GAA in 2014-15. The Blue Jackets were forced to lean on McElhinney more frequently than desired due to Bobrovsky's injury issues, but the 32-year-old provided competent play for the most part. He likely won't make for an intriguing spot-start option most nights, but should at least play well enough when called upon to keep the Blue Jackets competitive while Bobrovsky rests.
    • Jackets' McElhinney Bricks Up Net For SO Win

      News: Curtis McElhinney stood on his head Saturday, recording 48 saves through overtime and allowed just a single goal on four shots in the shootout to deliver a 5-4 win over the Islanders.
      Analysis: He ends the season on a high note, winning both of his last starts. He's a reliable backup, so it's doubtful he'll win more playing time in future years. He's reliable, but not very sexy.
    • Jackets' McElhinney Gets Nod For Game 82

      News: Curtis McElhinney will be in the crease for Saturday's game against the Islanders, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
      Analysis: Curtis McElhinney had been expected to receive the start all along after Sergei Bobrovsky was in the net for Friday's win over the Sabres. Bobrovsky's hot play down the stretch has resulted in little action of late for McElhinney, who might not make for a great streaming option due to the lack of recent activity. McElhinney enters play Saturday with a 11-14-2 record, 2.84 GAA, and .913 save percentage across 31 appearances, the last of which came March 18.
    • Jackets' McElhinney Allows Three In Win

      News: Curtis McElhinney stopped 44 of the 47 shots he faced in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout victory over the Oilers.
      Analysis: The Blue Jackets were outshot by the lowly Oilers 47-20, so it wasn't easy, but Curtis McElhinney was able to backstop his team to victory. The netminder played much better Wednesday than he had in his previous few games, which is a good sign, but his inconsistent play makes him an unreliable fantasy roll.
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