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Kings' David Rittich: Hits waivers
Rittich was put on waivers Tuesday, per PuckPedia.
Rittich posted a 9-8-1 record with a 2.67 GAA and a .901 save percentage in 21 appearances with Winnipeg last season. The Kings still have netminders Cam Talbot and Pheonix Copley on the roster, so Rittich could head to AHL Ontario if he isn't claimed by another team.... See More ... See Less
Kings' David Rittich: Agrees to one-year contract
Rittich (ankle) signed a one-year, $875,000 contract with LA on Saturday.
Rittich had a 9-8-1 record, 2.67 GAA and .901 save percentage in 21 contests with Winnipeg in 2022-23. His last appearance of the campaign was April 13 because of his ankle injury. Provided Rittich is healthy, he should have an opportunity to compete for the Kings' backup job out of training camp.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: Not ready to return
Rittich (ankle) isn't expected to play Thursday versus Vegas, according to John Lu of TSN.
Rittich traveled with the Jets to Vegas, but he isn't ready to return. Connor Hellebuyck is expected to start Thursday, and Arvid Holm is projected to serve as the backup. Rittich had an 8-8-1 record, 2.67 GAA and .901 save percentage in 21 regular-season appearances.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: Makes trip for Game 5
Rittich (lower body) made the trip to Vegas ahead of Thursday's Game 5 versus the Golden Knights, but his status for that contest remains up in the air, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
It remains to be seen if Rittich will be available for Thursday's contest, but either way, barring an injury, Connor Hellebuyck will almost certainly remain the Jets' starter throughout the playoffs. If Rittich is unable to go in Game 5, look for Arvid Holm or Oskari Salminen to serve as the backup.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: Out with lower-body injury
Rittich is slated to miss Game 4 against the Golden Knights on Monday due to a lower-body issue, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Rittich wasn't going to start regardless, so his absence from the lineup is unlikely to impact the Jets or fantasy players. Without the 30-year-old backstop, Arvid Holm was recalled from AHL Manitoba to serve as the backup to Connor Hellebuyck.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: Falls to Colorado
Rittich allowed three goals on 24 shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Rittich, making his first start since March 14, allowed a goal in each period en route to a loss in Winnipeg's season finale. The 30-year-old finishes the regular season 9-7-1 with a .902 save percentage while playing sparingly behind Connor Hellebuyck. Rittich will continue to back up Hellebuyck during the Jets' first-round matchup with the Golden Knights.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: Facing Avalanche
Rittich will defend the visiting crease versus Colorado on Thursday, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Rittich will get the start in the Jets' final game of the regular season, giving Connor Hellebuyck the night off before the start of the playoffs. Rittich last started Mar. 14 versus Carolina, and he enters the game with a 9-7-1 record. Rittich has a 2.66 GAA and .902 save percentage this season. He takes on the Avalanche, who are 11th in NHL scoring, averaging 3.33 goals per contest.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: Blown away by Hurricanes
Rittich stopped 20 of 24 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Carolina.
Carolina's final goal was scored into an empty net. The Jets never led in the game, as the 'Canes struck early in the first period and never looked back. Rittich hasn't won a game in a month, going 0-3-1 over his last six appearances with a 3.05 GAA and .876 save percentage, and while Connor Hellebuyck has been shaky himself in recent weeks, his backup isn't putting any pressure on him for playing time.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: Starting in Carolina
Rittich will defend the road net Tuesday against Carolina, Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site reports.
Rittich has a 9-6-1 record this season with a 2.57 GAA and a .906 save percentage in 19 appearances. He made 24 saves in a 4-3 overtime win over the Hurricanes on Nov. 21. Rittich's start will give Connor Hellebuyck a bit of a breather after the latter played in back-to-back games over the weekend. Carolina sits 12th in the league this year with 3.28 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: Falls to Sharks in overtime
Rittich stopped 21 of 24 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to San Jose on Monday.
Connor Hellebuyck posted a 5.12 GAA and an .854 save percentage over three contests from Feb. 28-March 4, and that was the backdrop for Rittich's first start since Feb. 26. The 30-year-old goaltender at least had a better showing than Hellebuyck's recent outings, but it still didn't end well for the Jets. Rittich has a 9-6-1 record, 2.57 GAA and .906 save percentage in 19 contests this season. He hasn't earned a win over his last five outings and has allowed 10 goals on 89 shots over that span.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: In goal Monday
Rittich will get the starting nod at home versus the Sharks on Monday, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Rittich has come off the bench in two of the team's last five contests plus starting another game. With Connor Hellebuyck struggling, Rittich could be tasked with getting a few more starts down the stretch, including Monday's tilt. An upcoming back-to-back versus the Panthers and Lightning on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, will serve as another chance for Rittich to man the crease.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: Needed in relief Friday
Rittich turned aside seven of nine shots in the third period after replacing Connor Hellebuyck during Friday's 6-3 loss to the Oilers.
Neither goalie had much luck slowing down Edmonton's high-powered offense, but both the goals Rittich allowed came with Winnipeg down a skater -- one on an Oilers power play, and the other on a delayed penalty call against the Jets. Hellebuyck is in a slump right now, but Rittich has started only one of the last seven games and may not see a whole lot more action as the Jets focus on getting their starter right for the playoffs. If he does begin to cut into Hellebuyck's workload, Rittich could be a solid fantasy option given his 2.55 GAA and .908 save percentage on the season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: Falls to Islanders
Rittich allowed three goals on 23 shots in Sunday's 4-0 loss to the Islanders.
Rittich allowed a shorthanded tally to Bo Horvat in the first period and a pair of goals to Alexander Romanov and Brock Nelson in the second before Adam Pelech added an empty-netter in the third. The 30-year-old Rittich falls to 9-6-0 with a .911 save percentage this season. Rittich has been solid while backing up Connor Hellebuyck this season. He could see additional starting opportunities down the stretch as Winnipeg looks to keep Hellebuyck fresh for the postseason.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: Tending twine Sunday
Rittich will face the Islanders at home Sunday, Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site reports.
The 30-year-old netminder stopped all 10 shots he faced Friday against Colorado after Connor Hellebuyck was pulled. Rittich will now make his first start since Feb. 16. He's 9-5-0 with a 2.43 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season. Since the start of January, Rittich is 4-1-0 with a 2.15 GAA through seven appearances.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: Plays third period Friday
Rittich stopped all 10 shots he faced in relief of Connor Hellebuyck in the third period of Friday's 5-1 loss to the Avalanche.
After an electric first period, things settled down, though the lopsided score prompted a goalie change from head coach Rick Bowness for the third period. Rittich did his job well Friday, and he's allowed just 12 goals over seven appearances (five starts) since the start of January. The 30-year-old is at 9-5-0 with a 2.43 GAA and a .913 save percentage through 16 outings overall. He's showing he can be trusted in some more favorable matchups, which makes him a viable streaming option for fantasy.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: Expected to start Thursday
Per Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet, Rittich was the first goaltender off the ice at practice Thursday, indicating he will start against Columbus.
This will be Rittich's second start in a row, as the Jets are giving Connor Hellebuyck extra time to recover from his illness. Rittich has been a strong backup for the Jets this season, going 9-4-0 with a 2.52 GAA and .911 save percentage. Rittich gets a favorable matchup facing the Blue Jackets, who are the third lowest-scoring team in the NHL, averaging 2.52 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: First loss in last five starts
Rittich made 21 saves in a 3-1 loss to the Blue Jackets. He allowed two goals.
He was beaten twice, but neither shot was stoppable. Patrik Laine fired a laser on the power play in the second that nicked Rittich's shoulder and went shelf over his glove. That made it 1-1. Kent Johnson then scored the winner in the third when he came off the boards and was looking high slot when he spun quickly and flung the puck into the net from the right circle. This was Rittich's first loss in his last five starts.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: Wins in shootout
Rittich stopped 27 of 29 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout victory over the Kraken.
Rittich, starting in place of Connor Hellebuyck (illness), allowed two goals on 29 shots in a shootout win. The 30-year-old Rittich has won his last four starts, improving to 9-4-0 with a .911 save percentage on the season. Despite his solid play, Rittich is merely a streaming option at this point while backing up Hellebuyck.... See More ... See Less
Jets' David Rittich: Facing Seattle
Rittich will start Tuesday's home game against Seattle, John Lu of TSN reports.
Rittich has a record of 8-4-0 this season with a 2.58 GAA and a .909 save percentage in 13 appearances. The Kraken rank fifth in the league this campaign with 3.49 goals per game. Connor Hellebuyck is out due to an illness, so Arvid Holm will suit up as the backup goalie.... See More ... See Less
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