Elvis Merzlikins

#90 G / Columbus Blue Jackets / EXP: YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 181 lb Age: 26 College: None
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  • Merzlikins signed a two-year, $8 million contract extension with the Blue Jackets on Thursday. Merzlikins has been fantastic in limited action this season, compiling a 13-9-8 record while posting a 2.35 GAA, .923 save percentage and five shutouts in 33 appearances. The 26-year-old Latvian will likely split time with Joonas Korpisalo to start the 2020-21 campaign or finish whatever is left of the 2019-20 campaign, but it would hardly be surprising to see him emerge as Columbus' clear-cut No.1 netminder if and when Korpisalo begins to struggle.

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  • Merzlikins allowed only one goal on 27 shots in a 2-1 win over the Canucks on Sunday. Merzlikins kept the Canucks off the board for two periods before Elias Pettersson scored in the third. Prior to a concussion that cost Merzlikins four games, the Latvian goal has posted a 0-3-4 record with 22 goals allowed in eight appearances. He improved to 13-9-8 with a 2.35 GAA and a .923 save percentage. Merzlikins and Joonas Korpisalo should continue split starts down the stretch unless one of the two netminders gets hot.

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  • Merzlikins will draw the road start for Sunday's matchup against the Canucks. Merzlikins will make his first start since missing four games with a concussion. The 25-year-old has been solid in his first full NHL season, accumulating a 12-9-8 record along with a 2.39 GAA and .922 save percentage in 32 appearances. Merzlikins will draw a tough matchup against a Vancouver offense that ranks eighth in the league in goals per game (3.27).

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  • Merzlikins (concussion) will serve as his team's backup Saturday against Edmonton, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports. Merzlikins missed four games because of a concussion, but he'll return Saturday to back up Joonas Korpisalo. Columbus plays again Sunday, against the Canucks, and there's a good chance Merzlikins will get the starting nod in Vancouver.

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  • Merzlikins (concussion) joined the team for its three-game road trip, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports. Barring any setbacks, Merzlikins could get back between the pipes during the team's upcoming back-to-back versus Edmonton and Vancouver on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Heading into the final stretch of the season, the Latvian figures to split the workload with Joonas Korpisalo.

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Last 7 Games

DATEOppResultWLGASASVSV%FPTS
3/08
W 2-1 1 0 1 27 26 0.963 9.2
3/07
L 4-1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
2/24
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W 4-3 0 0 2 18 16 0.889 1.2
2/22
L 4-3 0 0 3 36 33 0.917 3.6
2/20
vs 
L 4-3 0 0 4 33 29 0.879 1.8
2/18
L 5-1 0 1 4 12 8 0.667 -2.4
2/16
L 4-3 0 0 3 26 23 0.885 1.6

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Career Stats

Year GP W L OTL Min GA SO GAA PIM FPTS
2019 33 13 9 4 1815 71 5 2.35 0 178.6
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Year Avg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
Career 33 13 9 4 1815 71 5 2.35 0

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