Top Michal Neuvirth News

  • Michal Neuvirth: Released outright by Leafs

    Neuvirth has been released from his professional tryout, reports TSN.ca.

    He saw just two periods of preseason action due to an unspecified injury. It's not clear if the 31-year-old Neuvirth will catch on with another NHL team or find his way to the AHL.

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  • Maple Leafs' Michal Neuvirth: Not feeling up to trip to Montreal

    Neuvirth was not on the ice Monday and did not make the trip to Montreal, reports the Toronto Sun.

    Neuvirth already missed time last week due to an undisclosed issue. All coach Mike Babcock would say post-practice Monday was, "Neuvy was not feeling up to it so he's not going today." The goaltender has a history of injuries, so this unknown problem looks to be muddying the picture for the Leafs' backup role. Michael Hutchinson may have the inside track but has been wobbly so far in the preseason (five goals on 34 shots).

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  • Michal Neuvirth: Released from PTO

    The Maple Leafs released Neuvirth from his professional tryout agreement Tuesday.

    This news doesn't come as a surprise, as the oft-injured Neuvirth wasn't even able to get through Toronto's training camp without missing time due to an undisclosed issue, so there was no way that the Maple Leafs could trust him as their backup heading into the 2019-20 campaign. The 31-year-old will likely have to head overseas to continue his playing career.

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  • Maple Leafs' Michal Neuvirth: Starting Saturday

    Neuvirth (lower body) will start between the pipes in Saturday's preseason game against Buffalo, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.

    Neuvirth is expected to play two periods before being relieved by his backup. The 31-year-old, who's attending Toronto's training camp on a PTO, is still considered a longshot to make the Maple Leafs' Opening Night roster.

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  • Maple Leafs' Michal Neuvirth: Secures PTO

    Neuvirth (lower body) will join Toronto on a professional tryout for training camp, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.

    Neuvirth dealt with a lower-body issue for much of the 2018-19 campaign, which is likely why the team is hesitant to sign him outright. The club does have both Michael Hutchinson and Garret Sparks as backup options for Frederik Andersen, but Neuvirth would provide a more veteran presence.

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  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Experiences injury-filled season

    Neuvirth went 1-4-1 with a 4.27 GAA and .859 save percentage during seven appearances, including six starts, during the 2018-19 season.

    The veteran netminder dealt with multiple injuries and as a result, he barely played this past season. Neuvirth didn't make his season debut until Oct. 27 because of offseason hip surgery, but then after that loss, he didn't play again for six weeks due to an undisclosed ailment. Over the next month, he appeared in six games and then ended up on IR by the middle of January. Neuvirth will be a free agent this summer and will probably be in search of a new home.

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  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Doctor's visit on tap

    Neuvirth (lower body) is progressing in his rehab and has a follow-up appointment scheduled with the doctor this Friday.

    Neuvirth has been sidelined since Jan. 3 with the lower-body issue, leaving the primary duties to Carter Hart (ankle) between the pipes. The Flyers have a backlog of goalies to choose from when Neuvirth and Hart return, which could put Neuvirth in a vulnerable spot in terms of his roster spot.

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  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Making slow progress in recovery

    Although Neuvirth (lower body) remains without a timetable for his return, the Flyers hope he'll be able to resume skating late next week.

    Neuvirth has been dealing with various injuries for most of the 2018-19 campaign, so the Flyers are undoubtedly going to proceed with extreme caution this time around to ensure he's fully healthy before returning to game action. The 30-year-old netminder should still be considered out indefinitely at this point, but a more clear-cut timetable for his recovery should be established once he's able to return to practice with his teammates.

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  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Winds up on IR

    Neuvirth (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, with the move retroactive to Jan. 3, Dave Isaac of the Courier Post reports.

    Since the Flyers backdated Neuvirth's IR transaction, he can be removed from that list at any time. Still, rookie netminder Carter Hart will post up between the pipes against the Devils on Saturday afternoon with Mike McKenna available in a backup role.

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  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Won't dress against Blues

    Neuvirth (lower body) will be out of action versus St. Louis on Monday, per Adam Kimelman of NHL.com.

    Neuvirth once again is dealing with an injury, which figures to see Carter Hart and Mike McKenna split the upcoming back-to-back against the Blues and Capitals on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. When Neuvirth might be ready to return remains to be seen, but even once healthy, the veteran could struggle to earn minutes given his poor performances this season (a 1-4-1 record and 4.26 GAA in seven outings).

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  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Unavailable Saturday

    Neuvirth will not play in Saturday's game against the Flames due to a lower-body injury and is considered day-to-day.

    Neuvirth played most of Thursday's game against the Hurricanes, but it appears he didn't emerge from the game unscathed. He wasn't present on the ice for Friday's practice. and his pending absence Saturday led the Flyers to claim Mike McKenna off waivers Friday. McKenna will serve as the backup to Carter Hart against the Flames, while Neuvirth's next chance to return arrives Monday against the Blues.

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  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Falters early against 'Canes

    Neuvirth allowed five goals on 28 shots in Thursday's 5-3 home loss to the Hurricanes.

    Neuvirth saw eight fewer shots than counterpart Petr Mrazek in this one, but his losing skid was extended to three games due to the Hurricanes blitzing him to the tune of four unanswered goals -- the scoring fray for the visitors began 1:56 into the second period and lasted until the 5:01 mark of the third. Philly would go on a three-goal run of its own, but the comeback bid fell short. Neuvirth must have better showings than this to hold off rookie netminder Carter Hart.

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  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Between pipes against Hurricanes

    Neuvirth will tend the twine at home versus Carolina on Thursday, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.

    Neuvirth is back in the crease, despite going 1-1-1 with a 3.26 GAA in his previous four outings. The 30-year-old figures to continue splitting time with Carter Hart until Brian Elliott (lower body) is cleared to return, which limits his fantasy value.

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  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Succumbs to Nashville

    Neuvirth allowed four goals on 34 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Predators.

    Neuvirth was stellar in nearly two periods of action Monday, stopping all 23 shots from the Hurricanes, and he stayed hot through a scoreless first period. That flame was extinguished quickly by Craig Smith in the second period, opening the floodgates for three more goals after that. Neuvirth now has a .866 save percentage and could continue losing starts to rookie Carter Hart.

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  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Tending twine Tuesday

    Neuvirth will be the road starter in Tuesday's game versus the Predators.

    Neuvirth relieved Carter Hart early in the second period of Monday's game versus the Hurricanes, and he was stellar, stopping all 23 shots. This will be just Neuvirth's fifth start of the season, and he should expect plenty of action since the Predators are tied for eighth in the league with 32.7 shots on goal per game.

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  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Plays well in relief

    Neuvirth made 23 saves and didn't allow a goal in about 36 minutes of relief during a 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Monday.

    The 30-year-old excelled in relief, but the problem has been consistency. He yielded six goals last Thursday, but the previous Sunday, Neuvirth was great in a 3-2 win. Neuvirth may have earned the next start with this performance, but he's going to have to string together several good starts in order to keep highly touted prospect Carter Hart on the bench. Neuvirth is 1-2-1 with an .865 save percentage and 4.10 GAA in five games this season.

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  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Stat line doesn't deceive

    Neuvirth made 31 saves in a 6-5 overtime loss to the Lightning on Thursday night.

    It was a run-and-gun night for both goalies; Neuvirth just allowed one more. He has a 1-2-1 record with a 4.79 GAA and .835 save percentage. We'll just let that hang out there. #UglyStatLine

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  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Defending cage against Lightning

    Neuvirth will patrol the blue paint for Thursday's road game versus Tampa Bay, Dave Isaac of the Courier Post reports.

    Neuvirth returns to the crease following his 32-save victory over the Rangers before the Christmas break. The Czech netminder has struggled with injuries throughout the year and saw himself relegated to a backup role behind highly-touted prospect Carter Hart. If he can stay healthy, Neuvirth should see some action the rest of the way, although what the goaltending responsibilities look like once Brian Elliott (lower body) is cleared to return remains to be seen.

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  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Finally finds win column

    Neuvirth turned in his best performance of the season Sunday, making 32 saves in a 3-2 shootout win over New York.

    Carter Hart remains the only goalie in Philly worth owning, though, on this night, the oft-injured Neuvirth was stellar, especially in the final frame where he turned aside 12 of 13 shots to keep the game tied and force overtime. Following five scoreless minutes, Neuvirth stopped all four shooters in the shootout, paving the way for the Flyers to win for the third time in four games. His record improves to 1-2-0 on the year with a 4.33 GAA and .833 save percentage.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 209 lbs
Birthplace: Usti nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
Age: 34
Shoots: Left