Kuemper was traded by the Coyotes to the Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Connor Timmins, a 2022 first-round pick and a conditional 2024 third-round pick Wednesday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Colorado was in desperate need of a No. 1 netminder after losing Philipp Grubauer to the Kraken in free agency, and they got just that in Kuemper, who's been excellent for the Coyotes over the past three seasons, going 53-42-13 while posting an admirable 2.34 GAA and .922 save percentage. Colorado is once again poised to be one of the best team's in the NHL in 2021-22, so Kuemper could emerge as one of this year's top fantasy netminders.
Kuemper turned aside 26 of 28 shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
The Sharks scored the first two goals of the game, but Kuemper silenced them for the last 36:30 of the contest. The 31-year-old got plenty of help from his Coyotes teammates in the comeback win. Kuemper snapped a 0-2-1 skid and improved to 10-11-3 with a 2.48 GAA and a .910 save percentage through 27 contests overall. It wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out Saturday's rematch with the Sharks -- despite their win Friday, the Coyotes were eliminated from playoff contention due to the Blues' overtime loss in Vegas. Adin Hill would be likely to start Saturday if Kuemper doesn't get the nod.
Kuemper will guard the road goal during Friday's matchup with the Sharks, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Kuemper wasn't great in his last start Monday versus the Kings, allowing three goals on 26 shots en route to a 3-2 loss. The veteran backstop will attempt to get back on track and snap his personal three-game losing streak in a road matchup with a San Jose squad that's lost three of its last four games.
Kuemper allowed three goals on 26 shots in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Kings.
Kuemper wasn't bad Monday, but a pair of goals in a span of six minutes during the second period saddled him with the loss. The 30-year-old netminder dropped to 9-11-3 with a 2.58 GAA and a .906 save percentage in 26 appearances. With the Coyotes' playoff hopes dimming after Monday's loss, it wouldn't be surprising to see Adin Hill start at least once in the last three games.
Kuemper will patrol the home crease Monday against the Kings, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Kuemper has just one win in his last six starts, but that victory was a shutout of the Kings in their lone meeting during this stretch. Los Angeles' bottom-10 offense is scoring just 2.63 goals per game, so Kuemper has a nice opportunity to turn in another strong performance in this favorable matchup. Kuemper and the Coyotes have no room for error the rest of the way, as they're three points back of the Blues for the West Division's final playoff spot, but Arizona has just four games left while St. Louis has seven.
Kuemper gave up three goals on 34 shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
Kuemper allowed two goals in the first two periods, but he was solid in the third to allow the Coyotes to rally. In overtime, the Coyotes took a penalty, and Jonathan Marchessault beat Kuemper on the power play for the decisive goal. The 30-year-old goalie slipped to 9-10-3 with a 2.56 GAA and a .907 save percentage in 25 outings.
Kuemper will guard the home cage during Saturday's matchup with the Golden Knights, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Kuemper was pretty solid in his last start Wednesday against San Jose, stopping 27 of 30 shots, but he ultimately suffered his 12th loss of the season due to insufficient goal support from his teammates. The 30-year-old goaltender will try to get back in the win column in a tough home matchup with a Vegas team that's 16-8-0 on the road this year.
Kuemper allowed three goals on 30 shots in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Sharks. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.
Kuemper has now lost three of his last six starts, and he was pulled from Monday's game against the Sharks without receiving a decision. The 30-year-old's skid is ill-timed as the Coyotes compete for a playoff spot. He's down to 9-10-2 with a 2.55 GAA and a .907 save percentage in 24 games. The Coyotes' next two games are against the Golden Knights on Friday and Saturday, which makes for a tough matchup for Kuemper.
Kuemper will defend the blue paint during Wednesday's road game versus the Sharks, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Kuemper struggled in his last start Monday against San Jose, surrendering four goals on just 11 shots before being replaced by Adin Hill early on in the second period of the eventual 6-4 loss. Kuemper will try to shake off that poor performance and get back in the win column in a rematch with the same Sharks squad Wednesday.
Kuemper surrendered four goals on 11 shots in Monday's 6-4 loss to the Sharks.
After Erik Karlsson's second-period tally, Kuemper was replaced by Adin Hill. Lucky for Kuemper, the Coyotes' offense got him off the hook by covering the four-goal deficit he created. The 30-year-old netminder has a 2.43 GAA and a .910 save percentage in 23 appearances. As long as Antti Raanta (upper body) is out, Kuemper should be in line for most of the starts as the Coyotes cling to fading playoff hopes.
Kuemper will make his fifth consecutive start Monday in San Jose, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Kuemper's last start was by far the best of his previous four, as Kuemper set aside all 26 Los Angeles shots he faced en route to his second shutout of the season. He has a great opportunity to build on that strong outing in this favorable matchup with a Sharks team that's averaging just 2.55 goals per game -- sixth-fewest in the league.
Kuemper posted a 26-save shutout in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Kings.
Kuemper earned the 20th shutout of his career and his 10th with the Coyotes in Saturday's impressive start. The 30-year-old improved to 9-9-2 with a 2.29 GAA and a .916 save percentage through 22 appearances. With Antti Raanta (upper body) hurt again, Kuemper could be set for a workhorse role to close out the regular season.
Kuemper will guard the road net in Saturday's game versus the Kings, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
This will be Kuemper's fourth straight start since returning from injury last Saturday. He has struggled so far, recording an .866 save percentage and a 1-2-0 record over the last three games. The matchup against the Kings is favorable nonetheless, as they rank 20th with 2.70 goals per contest this year.
Kuemper stopped 19 of 22 shots Wednesday in a 4-1 loss to Minnesota.
The two teams were locked in a 1-1 tie until Marcus Foligno gave the Wild a 2-1 lead 4:32 into the third period. Minnesota rookie Kirill Kaprizov added an insurance tally with 1:45 remaining and Nico Sturm iced it with an empty-netter. Kuemper was making his third start since returning from a lower-body injury April 17, and he's yet to find his footing, posting an .866 save percentage during that stretch.
Kuemper will start between the pipes in Wednesday's home matchup with Minnesota, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Kuemper wasn't great in his last start Monday against the Wild, surrendering four goals on just 23 shots en route to a 5-2 defeat. The 30-year-old backstop will attempt to bounce back and secure his ninth win of the season in a rematch with the same Minnesota team Wednesday.
Kuemper gave up four goals on 23 shots in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Wild. The fifth goal was an empty-netter.
Kuemper allowed a couple of goals to the Wild's power play, while the other two tallies came on missed defensive assignments. The 30-year-old netminder slipped to 8-8-2 with a 2.37 GAA and a .914 save percentage through 20 outings. He's likely still shaking off some rust from a five-week absence due to a lower-body injury.
Kuemper will man the home crease Monday against Minnesota, Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Kuemper made his return from a lower-body injury Saturday and settled down after giving up two quick goals to defeat the Blues 3-2. The Wild sit 12 points clear of the Coyotes as the third seed in the West Division standings, though Minnesota has been far more pedestrian on the road (10-9-3) than at home (17-4-0).
Kuemper made 20 saves in a 3-2 victory over the Blues on Saturday.
It was a wobbly start for Kuemper, who allowed a goal on the second shot he faced and another just eight minutes in. He had practiced just twice after missing 19 games with a lower-body injury, so a little rust was to be expected. Kuemper then locked the door shut and threw away the key, and his teammates rallied for the win. He can deliver elite performances when he's healthy, so Kuemper's fantasy managers could be in line for a sweet little run over the next few weeks.
Kuemper (lower body) will start in Saturday's home game versus the Blues after being activated off injured reserve.
Kuemper was considered a game-time decision but, after warming up without a hiccup, the 30-year-old netminder is ready for his first game since March 8. It's been a solid season for Kuemper, who has recorded a .914 save percentage and a 7-7-2 record.
Kuemper (lower body) will take warmups ahead of Saturday's home game versus the Blues, and he'll get the starting nod if he feels good, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Kuemper will likely be activated from injured reserve regardless, but the final verdict on his availability may not be clear until after warmups. Antti Raanta will get the nod if Kuemper isn't ready. If Kuemper's good to go, it will be his first start since March 8. Kuemper was solid before this injury, recording a .914 save percentage and a 7-7-2 record.
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