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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
25-10-4 54
25-8-2 52
21-9-9 51
22-10-5 49
17-18-1 35
13-17-7 33
14-18-5 33
11-13-6 28

2021 Goaltending

Overtime Loss
Goals Against Average
Saves Percentage
Regular Season 4 7 0 3.95 .882 0

Top Joonas Korpisalo News

  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Appears in relief

    Korpisalo made 31 saves in relief Saturday in a 9-2 loss to the Panthers.

    He entered the game at the 13:28 mark of the first and down 4-0. The Panthers absolutely dominated the Jackets all game long, so both netminders should just put this game behind them. Korpisalo is struggling right now, but so is Elvis Merzlikins. With Korpisalo's pending free agency, you can expect the Jackets to start shopping the Finn before the deadline.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Takes loss

    Korpisalo made 16 saves on 19 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Blackhawks on Tuesday.

    Korpisalo was given an early lead by center Boone Jenner in the first period before allowing three unanswered goals. The 27-year-old has now lost three of his last four starts, allowing 16 goals in that span.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Between pipes Tuesday

    Korpisalo will guard the cage Tuesday against Chicago, per Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers.

    Korpisalo has posted a 4-6-0 record with a 3.86 GAA and a .886 save percentage this season. Chicago has averaged 28.09 shots on goal per game, ranking in the bottom three of the league.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: First win since late November

    Korpisalo made 27 saves in a 4-3 win over New Jersey on Saturday.

    Korpisalo hadn't won since Nov. 22 when he beat Buffalo. Elvis Merzlikins is No. 1 in the Blue Jackets' net, but he's day-to-day with a lower-body injury, and that means the crease is Korpisalo's for now.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: In net Saturday

    Korpisalo will start Saturday's game versus New Jersey, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.

    Korpisalo hasn't won a game since Nov. 22. In five games since then, he has a 4.41 GAA and .871 save percentage, which aren't far off from his season-long numbers of 3.94 and .885.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Wins still elusive

    Korpisalo made 25 saves in a 3-1 loss to the Devils on Thursday.

    He allowed two goals, which were a fraction of the number he allowed (seven) Tuesday night to the Lightning. Korpisalo hasn't seen much action over the last two months, in part due to a short stay on injured reserve and in part due to COVID-19 protocols. And his game has been rusty -- he last won Nov. 22 against the Sabres and is 1-4-0 in seven appearances (five starts) since Nov. 3. Thursday was a strong outing for Korpisalo, but we have a hard time recommending him until he gets his game back into a groove.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Defending cage Thursday

    Korpisalo will be between the pipes against the Devils on Thursday, per Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda.

    Korpisalo has posted a 2-3-0 record with a 4.58 GAA and a .863 save percentage since the end of October. He guarded the blue paint against the Devils earlier this season, taking home the win while stopping 36 of 39 shots.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Shocked by Bolts

    Korpisalo surrendered seven goals on 36 shots in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Lightning.

    The Blue Jackets are woefully thin in net with both Elvis Merzlikins (lower body) and Daniil Tarasov (lower body) sidelined, so coach Brad Larsen had to let Korpisalo weather this storm alone rather than make a goalie switch to try and spark a comeback. It was his first start and only his second appearance since the beginning of December as he missed significant time on the COVID-19 list, but Korpisalo now carries a woeful 4.15 GAA and .881 save percentage on the season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Starting versus Lightning

    Korpisalo will guard the home goal Tuesday versus the Lightning, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.

    Korpisalo is set to make his first start since Nov. 27. He's battled an illness and a stint in the COVID-19 protocols during his absence, which also included two relief outings. The 27-year-old owns a 3.80 GAA and an .891 save percentage, so he'll be a risky fantasy play against the Atlantic Division-leading Lightning.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Exits COVID-19 protocols

    Korpisalo cleared COVID-19 protocols Thursday, per Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch.

    Korpisalo has entered in relief in his last two appearances. His last start was in November, when he allowed six goals to the Blues. He will not miss any more time due to COVID-19 protocols, but his status will still be day-to-day until he gets back up to speed.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Enters COVID-19 protocols

    Korpisalo was added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday.

    Korpisalo is one of six Blue Jackets currently placed in the protocols, but he may not miss any game action due to the postponement of the team's next two contests. The Finnish netminder recently returned from a six-game absence, stopping all 15 shots in a relief appearance in Edmonton on Thursday.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Perfect in relief appearance

    Korpisalo stopped all 15 shots he faced in the third period of Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Oilers.

    The only goal the Oilers scored in the final frame was Warren Foegele's empty-netter. Korpisalo relieved an ineffective Elvis Merzlikins in this contest -- it was the former's first appearance this month. The 27-year-old Korpisalo looked solid after his long layoff, and he could be rewarded with the start Monday in Buffalo if head coach Brad Larsen chooses to go with the hotter hand.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Returns from IR

    The Blue Jackets activated Korpisalo (illness) from injured reserve Friday.

    Korpisalo spent a week on IR but returns to once again fill Columbus' backup goalie role. Through eight games this season, the 27-year-old has a 3.95 GAA and .885 save percentage. Daniil Tarasov returns to AHL Cleveland in a corresponding move.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Goes on IR

    The Blue Jackets placed Korpisalo (illness) on injured reserve Friday,

    The move is retroactive to Wednesday, so Korpisalo can return no sooner than Dec. 9 against Anaheim. The goaltender has posted a 3.95 GAA and .885 save percentage in eight games this season and should remain Columbus' backup option once healthy.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Unavailable Thursday

    Korpisalo is under the weather and will miss out against Dallas on Thursday.

    With Korpisalo sidelined and Elvis Merzlikins also dealing with a non-COVID illness, the Jackets recalled Daniil Tarasov from AHL Cleveland. On the year, the 27-year-old Korpisalo is 3-4-0 with a career-worst 3.95 GAA. Unless he can rediscover his game soon, the Finnish netminder could find himself watching from the bench as the backup more often than not.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Yields three goals in relief outing

    Korpisalo gave up three goals on 28 shots in relief of Elvis Merzlikins in Tuesday's 6-0 loss to the Predators.

    Neither of the Blue Jackets' goalies were particularly effective in this one-sided contest. Korpisalo will avoid taking another loss -- his record stands at 3-4-0 with an uninspiring 3.95 GAA and an .885 save percentage in eight appearances. Should he start either Thursday versus the Stars or Saturday against the Capitals, Korpisalo would be a low-end option in fantasy given his poor performance to date.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Too many goals allowed again

    Korpisalo yielded six goals on 33 shots in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Blues.

    The game was only 3-1 heading into the third, but then the dam broke and the Blues put three goals in the net over a 12-minute span. The game was over at that point. Korpisalo has been a bit of sieve over his last four starts -- he has allowed 18 points in that span. He's the clear cut second choice in St. Loo. Activate Korpisalo when (or if) you're confident he'll help, not hinder your day or week.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Starting in St. Louis

    Korpisalo will guard the road goal during Saturday's matchup with the Blues, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.

    Korpisalo wasn't great in his last start Monday versus Buffalo, surrendering four goals on 33 shots, but he was still able to come away with a win thanks to strong goal support from his teammates. The 27-year-old netminder will try to secure his fourth victory of the year in a road matchup with a St. Louis squad that's averaging 3.56 goals per game at home this season, eighth in the NHL.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Bailed out by offense

    Korpisalo stopped 29 shots in Monday's 7-4 win over the Sabres.

    The 27-year-old netminder didn't play as badly as the final score suggests -- two of Buffalo's tallies came on the power play -- but Korpisalo owed a big thank you to Columbus' goal-scorers after this one. He's 3-3-0 on the season, but his 3.63 GAA and .894 save percentage suggest this isn't the first time luck, and offensive support, have been on his side this season. Korpisalo will remain firmly behind Elvis Merzlikins in the pecking order for the Jackets unless he can heat up.

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  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Gets starting nod against Sabres

    Korpisalo will be between the pipes for Monday's road clash with Buffalo, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

    Korpisalo hasn't fared well this season in limited action, as he is 2-3-0 with a career-worst 3.55 GAA. With a back-to-back on the horizon, Korpisalo could feature twice in the Jackets' next four contests, splitting the starts with Elvis Merzlikins.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 193 lbs
Birthplace: Pori, Finland
Age: 27
Experience: 6
Shoots: Left