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Top Zachary Sawchenko News

  • Canucks' Zach Sawchenko: Lands on waivers

    Sawchenko was placed on waivers Sunday for the purpose of assignment to AHL Abottsford.

    Sawchenko signed a two-way deal with the Canucks in the offseason after posting a 17-18-3 record with an .895 save percentage with AHL Chicago last year. The 25-year-old netminder will begin the 2023-24 campaign in the AHL again if he clears waivers.

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  • Canucks' Zach Sawchenko: Joins Canucks organization

    Sawchenko signed a one-year, two-way contract with Vancouver on Saturday.

    As a member of AHL Chicago last season, Sawchenko posted a 17-18-3 record with a 3.10 GAA and an .895 save percentage in 41 games. He will probably begin the 2023-24 campaign in the minors.

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  • Hurricanes' Zach Sawchenko: Finds deal with Carolina

    Sawchenko has reportedly signed a two-way contract with the Hurricanes, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

    Sawchenko was not qualified by the Sharks and became an unrestricted free agent. He'll follow fellow former Sharks Brent Burns and Lane Pederson to the Hurricanes' organization, where Sawchenko is projected to slot in as a minor-league goalie. He's unlikely to see much NHL time in 2022-23 -- Frederik Andersen and Antti Raanta will begin the year with the big club, and Pyotr Kochetkov is likely ahead of Sawchenko on the depth chart. The length of Sawchenko's new deal is not yet known.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: Back to minors

    Sawchenko was reassigned to AHL San Jose on Monday.

    With San Jose's acquisition of Kaapo Kahkonen, the team no longer needs Sawchenko at the NHL level. He's sporting a 4.17 GAA and an .866 save percentage in the minors this season.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: Struggles against Avs

    Sawchenko allowed four goals on 28 shots in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Avalanche. The fifth goal was an empty-netter.

    The Sharks were a little slow to get going on offense, though they nearly erased a four-goal deficit. Sawchenko wasn't very effective against a top-5 offense in the league -- this was always going to be a tough matchup to win, especially in the second half of a back-to-back. The 24-year-old is at 1-2-1 with a 3.35 GAA and a .901 save percentage in seven outings. He'll likely return to the backup role Sunday versus the Coyotes, as James Reimer is likely to get the start.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: Patrolling crease Friday

    Sawchenko will get the starting nod at home against the Avalanche on Friday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Sawchenko will make his first appearance since March 10 where he stopped 33 of 36 shots against the Kings to earn his first career NHL win. The 24-year-old is 1-1-1 with a 3.11 GAA and a .911 save percentage through six NHL outings. He's made two relief appearances at home but Friday will be his first start at the SAP Center.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: Collects first NHL win

    Sawchenko stopped 33 of 36 shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kings.

    Sawchenko allowed two goals in a span of eight seconds in the first period and a shorthanded tally in the second, but he was able to settle in after that. The 24-year-old came away with his first NHL win after Tomas Hertl scored in overtime. Sawchenko has just two starts in his six appearances, but he's now 1-1-1 with 11 goals allowed on 123 shots. He figures to serve as the No. 1 until Adin Hill (lower body) returns.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: Facing Kings on Thursday

    Sawchenko will defend the cage Thursday in Los Angeles, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports Wednesday.

    Sawchenko has gone 0-1-1 with a 3.17 GAA and .908 save percentage over five appearances this season. The 24-year-old has yet to pick up his first career win. At home, Los Angeles has posted a 14-12-2 record alongside averages of 2.96 goals for and 36.9 shots on goal, ranking 19th and third, respectively.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: Takes OT loss in first start

    Sawchenko gave up three goals on 36 shots in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Ducks.

    Sawchenko was solid, especially with the Ducks holding a large advantage in shots Sunday. He was beat on the only shot of overtime, a goal by Rickard Rakell that denied Sawchenko his first NHL win. He's now 0-1-1 with eight goals allowed on 87 shots through five appearances, though Sunday was his first career start. The 24-year-old will compete with Alex Stalock for starts as long as both of Adin Hill (lower body) and James Reimer (lower body) are sidelined.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: Makes another relief appearance

    Sawchenko surrendered two goals on eight shots in relief of Alex Stalock in Saturday's 8-0 loss to the Predators.

    The Predators showed no mercy even after Sawchenko came in for the final 13:53 of the game. He's now made relief appearances four times this season, including the last two contests. Sawchenko's given up five goals on 51 shots in those games. He will get his first NHL start Sunday versus the Ducks, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now confirmed with head coach Bob Boughner after Saturday's contest.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: Making first start Sunday

    Sawchenko will guard the road goal Sunday versus the Ducks, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Sawchenko will make his first NHL start Sunday after opening his career with three relief appearances. He's posted a .930 save percentage and 0-1-0 record this season in his first taste of NHL action. The 24-year-old is expected to settle into a backup role to Alex Stalock while Adin Hill (lower body) and James Reimer (lower body) are both out.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: Takes loss in relief outing

    Sawchenko allowed two goals on 20 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Golden Knights.

    Sawchenko was forced into action after James Reimer (lower body) couldn't continue after the first period. The 24-year-old Sawchenko was solid, but Reilly Smith beat him twice to decide the game. All three of Sawchenko's appearances this season have come in relief -- he's now allowed three goals on 43 shots. It's possible he could start Saturday versus the Predators, but Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports Adin Hill (lower body) is nearing a return if he avoids another setback in practice Thursday.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: Back with big club

    Sawchenko is on the ice for practice Wednesday, indicating he's been recalled by the Sharks, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Fellow goaltender Adin Hill wasn't present at Wednesday's practice, indicating he may have suffered a setback with the lower-body injury that forced him to miss San Jose's last five games. If Hill has indeed suffered a setback, Sawchenko could be in for an extended stay with the big club.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: Drops to AHL San Jose

    Sawchenko was reassigned to AHL San Jose on Tuesday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Sawchenko made his second relief appearance of the season Monday versus the Oilers, stopping both shots he faced. His reassignment to the Barracuda bodes well for Adin Hill's availability for Thursday's game versus the Canucks.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: Makes brief relief appearance

    Sawchenko made two saves in 2:11 of ice time in Monday's 3-0 loss to the Oilers.

    Sawchenko filled in while James Reimer had his equipment repaired in the first period. This was just the second appearance of the year for Sawchenko, who will likely be headed back to AHL San Jose once Adin Hill returns to the crease after battling a lower-body injury.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: Recalled by big club

    Sawchenko was recalled by San Jose on Saturday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Sawchenko will likely return to the minors prior to Monday's matchup with Edmonton unless James Reimer or Adin Hill is dealing with an illness or an injury. Sawchenko made his NHL debut Jan. 2 against the Penguins in relief of Reimer, turning aside 20 of 21 shots in an 8-5 loss.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: Joins AHL San Jose

    Sawchenko was demoted to AHL San Jose from the active roster Wednesday.

    Sawchenko did not make an NHL appearance during his recent stint on the active roster. The 24-year-old will rejoin AHL San Jose, where he has posted a 4-6-0 record with a 4.07 GAA and .871 save percentage.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: Added to active roster

    Sawchenko was promoted from the taxi squad to the active roster Saturday.

    Sawchenko hasn't played in an NHL contest since Jan. 2. He will back up James Reimer in Saturday's game against Florida. The 24-year-old could make his first NHL start of the season as soon as Sunday's game against Carolina.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: Off active roster

    Sawchenko was reassigned to the taxi squad Thursday, per CapFriendly.

    Sawchenko will remain on the road with the Sharks as a No. 3 option in net while Adin Hill (lower body) is out.

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  • Sharks' Zach Sawchenko: On active roster

    The Sharks recalled Sawchenko from the taxi squad Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    The 24-year-old will be James Reimer's backup in Wednesday's game versus Washington, as Adin Hill (lower body) is unavailable. Sawchenko's only NHL action to date was a 20-save relief appearance Jan. 2.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Calgary, AB
Age: 26
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left