Kuemper stopped 30 of 33 shots in a 4-2 loss to Winnipeg on Monday. Kuemper was staked to a 2-0 lead thanks to a pair of first-period goals by Nick Schmaltz, but the Jets came storming back in the game's final 40 minutes. Kuemper owns a rock-solid .924 save percentage in four appearances since returning from a lower-body injury, but he's won just one of those four starts.
Kuemper will defend the cage on the road versus Winnipeg on Monday, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports. Kuemper has put together middling results since returning from a lower-body injury, as he has posted a 1-2-0 record, 2.37 GAA and .929 save percentage in his last three outings. If the netminder continues to struggle, coach Rick Tocchet could opt to give a few extra starts Antti Raanta's way down the stretch in order to help secure a playoff spot.
Kuemper made 31 saves on 34 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Flames on Friday. Kuemper had a 1-0 lead after Taylor Hall's early goal, but the Flames led 2-1 after the first period and never looked back. The loss dropped Kuemper to 16-10-2 with a 2.19 GAA and a .929 save percentage in 28 starts. The 29-year-old goalie has allowed seven goals in three games since his return from a lower-body injury -- he hasn't done enough to take a strong grip on the No. 1 job yet.
Kuemper will defend the blue paint during Friday's road clash with Calgary, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports. Kuemper was razor sharp in his last start Wednesday against the Canucks, turning aside 36 of 38 shots en route to an impressive 4-2 road victory. He'll attempt to secure his 17th win of the season in a road matchup with a Flames team that's an underwhelming 15-12-4 at home this year.
Kuemper turned aside 36 of 38 shots in a 4-2 win over the Canucks on Wednesday. Kuemper kept the Canucks off the board for two periods, but the Coyotes bailed him out after he gave up a pair of goals 2:57 apart in the third. The 29-year-old goalie improved to 16-9-2 with a 2.16 GAA and a .929 save percentage in 27 starts this year. He's allowed exactly two goals in each of his two games since returning from a lower-body injury -- Kuemper and Antti Raanta will likely share goaltending duties down the stretch.
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