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Kuemper will start Sunday's game against the Islanders, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Kuemper is coming off a strong outing where he made 27 saves in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Kings. He's getting the start after Devan Dubnyk started in Saturday's overtime loss to New Jersey.
Kuemper made 27 saves in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Kings.
In a classic example of "puck luck," Kuemper saw the biscuit ricochet off the post three times in the first period. "The post is a goalie's best friend, and they bailed me out a little bit early," said Kuemper in a report by Michael Russo of the Star Tribune. While he's clearly the backup to Devan Dubnyk in Minnesota, it must be a confidence booster for Kuemper that he not only started so early in the new season, but held on for a win.
Kuemper will start in net Tuesday, facing the Kings on home ice, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.
This will be the season debut for Minnesota's backup tender. He went 6-7-5 with a 2.43 GAA and a .915 save percentage in 16 games and 21 starts last season.
Kuemper missed the majority of the season due to injury, but even when healthy, was relegated to the end of the bench. In total, the netminder saw action in 21 contests in which he logged a .915 save percentage, including two shutouts, and a 6-7-5 record. Those numbers are pretty on point for what fantasy owners can expect out of the perennial backup next year.