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Top Maxime Lagace News

  • Lightning's Max Lagace: Waived for AHL assignment

    Lagace was put on waivers for the purpose of heading to the AHL, reports Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.

    Lagace is just an injury away from an NHL backup job, but at 28, he has just 16 NHL starts on his resume. He will toil in the AHL and his playing time will be limited if he does hit NHL ice.

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  • Lightning's Max Lagace: Slated to start

    Lagace is on track to start between the pipes on the road in Tuesday's preseason clash with Carolina, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

    Lagace will probably play a portion of Tuesday night's contest before being replaced by Amir Miftakhov for the remainder of the game. Lagace is behind Andrei Vasilevskiy and Brian Elliott on Tampa Bay's depth chart and likely won't see much action with the big club in 2021-22.

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  • Lightning's Max Lagace: Adds to Tampa's goalie depth

    Lagace signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Lightning on Wednesday.

    Lagace spent most of 2020-21 as the Penguins' taxi squad goalie. His only NHL appearance was a 1-0 shutout win over the Sabres in May, and he added a 4-3-2 record with a 2.30 GAA and .907 save percentage with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Lagace is unlikely to displace the newly signed Brian Elliott as Andrei Vasilevskiy's backup -- only an injury to one of the top-two Lightning goalies would lead to Lagace seeing much NHL time in the upcoming season.

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  • Penguins' Max Lagace: Shuts out Sabres

    Lagace turned aside 29 shots in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Sabres.

    Getting the start with both Tristan Jarry (upper body) and Casey DeSmith (lower body) nursing injuries ahead of the playoffs, Lagace -- who'd only gotten one NHL start since 2017-18 -- recorded his first career shutout. With both Jarry and DeSmith expected to be healthy when the postseason begins, Lagace's tenure with Pittsburgh may only last one game.

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  • Penguins' Max Lagace: Making Penguins debut

    Lagace will start between the pipes in Saturday's home game versus the Sabres, Mark Divver of the New England Hockey Journal reports.

    Lagace hasn't appeared in an NHL contest since 2018-19, when he surrendered four goals on 31 shots as a member of the Golden Knights in a 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes. He'll attempt to earn his seventh career NHL victory in a favorable home matchup with a Buffalo team that's 7-17-3 on the road this season.

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  • Penguins' Max Lagace: Called up from minors

    Lagace was called up from AHL Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.

    Casey DeSmith (lower body) is a game-time decision Tuesday against Philadelphia, so Lagace may dress and back up Tristan Jarry. Nonetheless, Lagace hasn't seen NHL action since his single appearance with Vegas in 2018-19, so there likely won't be much to see here from a fantasy perspective.

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  • Penguins' Max Lagace: Back to minors

    Lagace was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday.

    Lagace sports a .911 save percentage and 2.10 GAA through eight AHL games this season. He could continue joining the taxi squad as an insurance body on occasion but shouldn't see any time on the active roster.

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  • Penguins' Max Lagace: Added to taxi squad

    Lagace was promoted to Pittsburgh's taxi squad Thursday.

    Lagace will be on hand as an emergency option for Thursday's game versus Philadelphia. The 28-year-old netminder hasn't appeared in an NHL contest since 2018-19.

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  • Penguins' Max Lagace: Sent down to minors

    Lagace was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday.

    Lagace's demotion is likely an indication that Tristan Jarry (upper body) will at least be available to serve as the backup for Tuesday's clash with the Rangers. Lagace hasn't gotten into a game for the Penguins this season and is unlikely to do so unless Jarry or Casey DeSmith sustain another injury.

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  • Penguins' Max Lagace: Back to taxi squad

    Lagace was designated for the taxi squad Saturday.

    Lagace has yet to play a game with the big club this season. Before rising to the taxi squad, the 28-year-old was impressive with AHL Wilkes-Barre Scranton, putting up a .920 save percentage and a 3-2-1 record across six appearances.

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  • Penguins' Max Lagace: Elevated to active roster

    Lagace was recalled to the active roster Thursday and will back up Casey DeSmith against the Bruins on Thursday.

    Lagace last featured in an NHL game back in 2018-19 when he was with the Golden Knights and gave up four goals on 31 shots in a losing effort. With Tristan Jarry (upper body) unavailable, Lagace figures to serve as the No. 2 option behind DeSmith but is unlikely to make any starts for the Pens.

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  • Penguins' Max Lagace: Added to taxi squad

    Lagace was recalled to the taxi squad Tuesday.

    Lagace's promotion certainly doesn't bode well for the Penguins after starter Tristan Jarry was forced to leave Monday's clash with the Islanders after the first period due to an upper-body injury. Regardless of Jarry's status against Boston on Thursday, Lagace shouldn't be expected to get into the lineup, as Casey DeSmith would likely take over as the No. 1.

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  • Penguins' Max Lagace: Dropped to minors

    Lagace was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday.

    Lagace will rejoin the Baby Pens after spending most of March on the taxi squad. The 28-year-old netminder will trade spots with Emil Larmi who was promoted to the taxi squad in a corresponding move. The Penguins don't want any of their netminders sitting idle for too long, so they'll likely continue rotating Lagace, Larmi and Alex D'Orio.

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  • Penguins' Max Lagace: Jumps up to taxi squad

    Lagace was recalled to the taxi squad from the minors Monday.

    In five appearances for the Baby Pens, Lagace went 3-1-1 with a .917 save percentage. The move to elevate Lagace doesn't mean he will be playing anytime soon but rather as a way to ensure Emil Larmi gets some minutes in the minors after being sent down in a corresponding move. The duo figure to frequently switch places throughout the year in order to keep both keepers playing.

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  • Penguins' Max Lagace: Reassigned to Baby Pens

    Lagace was shipped down to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday.

    Lagace figures to suit up for the Baby Pens in Saturday's clash with AHL Hershey, which would be his first game action of the year. The 28-year-old netminder will likely be moved back and forth between levels throughout the year with the bulk of his games coming in the minors. As such, Lagace won't offer much in the way of fantasy value this season.

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  • Penguins' Max Lagace: Returned to taxi squad

    Lagace was reassigned to the taxi squad Tuesday, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.

    With Casey DeSmith (illness) available to serve as the No. 2 behind Tristan Jarry against the Caps on Tuesday, Lagace's services on the active roster were no longer needed. The 28-year-old Lagace should continue to serve as an emergency option on the taxi squad.

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  • Penguins' Max Lagace: Moves to active roster

    Lagace was promoted from the taxi squad on an emergency basis Sunday, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.

    Lagace will serve as the backup for Tristan Jarry in Sunday's game against the Capitals. It's unclear why Casey DeSmith is unavailable. Lagace hasn't played an NHL game since the 2018-19 season. He spent the entirety of last season in the minors, recording a .919 save percentage over 33 games.

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  • Penguins' Max Lagace: Goes to waivers

    Lagace was waived by the Penguins on Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Lagace is AHL bound as long as he clears waivers. The 27-year-old was a solid minor-league netminder last season, as he registered a .919 save percentage and a 2.37 GAA over 33 games with AHL Providence last season.

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  • Penguins' Max Lagace: Signs one-year pact

    Lagace penned a one-year, two-way deal with Pittsburgh on Saturday.

    Lagace will bolster the Pens' goaltending depth and should split time in AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with Emil Larmi or Alex D'Orio. It will likely take an injury to one of the club's top two netminders for Lagace to earn a spot on the 23-man roster. With AHL Providence last year, the 27-year-old backstop went 22-7-3 with a 2.37 GAA in 33 outings.

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  • Bruins' Max Lagace: Will attend training camp

    Lagace will be part of the Bruins' Return to Play training camp, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.

    With the league allowing unlimited goalies, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see Lagace joining the club for the postseason. What would be a shock would be seeing Lagace actually get into a game, as it would take injuries to both Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak for the youngster to even be considered.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Saint-Augustin, PQ
Age: 28
Experience: 3
Shoots: Left