Stalock (upper body) is unavailable due to the league's COVID-19 protocols.
Stalock was already considered out indefinitely with an upper-body issue in December, so this news will keep him out of practice for additional time. The netminder still has no timetable for a return, as he'll need to gain clearance in order to practice and travel with the team again. New acquisition Cam Talbot is expected to start Thursday's game against Los Angeles, with Kaapo Kahkonen handling the No. 2 role.
Stalock is considered out indefinitely with an upper-body injury.
It isn't clear when Stalock suffered his upper-body injury, but the Wild signed veteran netminder Andrew Hammond to a one-year deal in a corresponding move Wednesday, which suggests Stalock may not be available for the beginning of the 2020-21 campaign. If Stalock ends up missing regular-season action, Kaapo Kahkonen will likely begin the year as Cam Talbot's backup.
Stalock gave up five goals on 31 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks in Game 4.
Every time the Wild took the lead, the Canucks had an answer. Stalock then gave up a goal on the first shot of overtime to end his season on a sour note. The five-goal outing Friday left Stalock with an .897 save percentage in the series. He started well with a shutout in Game 1, but the 33-year-old couldn't build off of that.
Stalock will play in goal in Friday's Game 4 versus the Canucks, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Stalock has a 1-2 record with seven goals allowed on 85 shots in the three previous games in the series. He'll need to regain the form he had in a shutout in Game 1 if the Wild are to avoid elimination.
Stalock made 26 saves Thursday in a 3-0 loss to the Canucks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
What a contrast. The Wild scored six goals in the first two games, but failed to give Stalock any wiggle room Thursday. The game sure wasn't on the twinetender -- Minny was 0-for-7 on the power play and are 0-for-13 with the man advantage over the series. Stalock will need to stand on his head Friday in Game 4 to keep his team inside the bubble. Vancouver leads 2-1.
Stalock will be between the pipes for Thursday's Game 3 clash with Minnesota, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Stalock gets the nod despite having given up four goals on 28 shots in a disappointing Game 2 performance. If the netminder struggles again Thursday, coach Dean Evason could hand the reins over to Devan Dubnyk in Game 4. Still, the 32-year-old Stalock served up a 28-save shutout performance in the first game of the series and will no doubt be hoping to recapture that form.
Stalock surrendered four goals on 28 shots in a 4-3 loss to the Canucks in Game 2.
Stalock was unable to repeat his Game 1 heroics, when he posted a 28-save shutout. Tanner Pearson got the Canucks on the board 24 seconds into the game, and the final score was thanks to a pair of late goals from Kevin Fiala to make it look close. With a great performance and a mediocre one through two games, it's unclear if Stalock will get the starting assignment for Thursday's Game 3.
Stalock will defend the blue paint during Tuesday's Game 2 against Vancouver, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.
Stalock was perfect in Game 1, turning aside all 28 shots he faced en route to a convincing 3-0 shutout victory. The Canucks will be hungry to even the series Tuesday, and they averaged 3.25 goals per game during the regular season (eighth in the NHL), so it'd be unwise to expect a similar result in Game 2.
Stalock posted a 28-save shutout in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Canucks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Stalock had a lead to protect for most of the game, as Kevin Fiala opened the scoring for the Wild at 2:50 of the first period. Stalock had four shutouts during the regular season, as well as a 2.67 GAA and a .910 save percentage in 38 appearances. With the solid performance Sunday, the 33-year-old will likely start again in Tuesday's Game 2.
Stalock will draw the start for Sunday's tilt with the Canucks, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.
Stalock appears to be the team's choice for netminder after he started last week's exhibition game, as well. He recorded a .910 save percentage and 2.67 GAA in 38 appearances this season and may be on a short leash with Devan Dubnyk standing by.
Stalock will get the start for Wednesday's exhibition matchup with Colorado, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
While Stalock will begin the game in the crease, Devan Dubnyk is set to see some time in Wednesday's game, as well. The fact that Stalock is getting the start likely means he will be between the pipes for Sunday's Game 1 clash with Vancouver, though the team has yet to officially name a starter.
Stalock made 28 saves in a 7-3 loss to the Kings on Saturday.
He allowed six goals. The Kings had their way with the Wild on Saturday. Stalock has had a serious uptick in starts this season, as Devan Dubnyk has gotten time off to deal with a personal matter. And he's managed to help keep Minny close to the playoffs. Stalock is a strong fantasy starter when he's in the blue paint. The twinetender is 9-3-1 in his last 13 starts dating back to the start of February.
Stalock will be in goal for Saturday's game against Los Angeles, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Stalock will make his seventh consecutive start and has posted a 5-1-0 record in his previous six appearances. The Wild netminder will look to stay hot against a Kings team that's struggled this season but has seven wins in its last 10 games. Los Angeles has won four in a row, so this isn't as juicy a matchup for Stalock as the standings suggest.
Stalock stopped 40 of 42 shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Sharks.
Stalock turned in a strong performance against the team that drafted him back in 2005. The 32-year-old goalie improved to 20-10-4 with a 2.58 GAA and a .913 save percentage in 37 games. He's won six of his last seven starts -- Stalock is the goalie to own from the Wild right now.
Stalock will defend the cage against the Sharks on the road Thursday, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Since the calendar turned to 2020, Stalock has appeared in 16 of the Wild's 24 outings. In those outings, the netminder has posted a 10-4-2 record, 2.11 GAA and .924 save percentage. At this point, the St. Paul native has progressed from the goaltender of the future to the goaltender of the present. As the club continues to try to chase down a playoff spot, Stalock should continue to log a busy workload.
Stalock allowed one goal on 38 shots in a 3-1 victory over the Predators on Tuesday.
This was a very nice bounceback performance after Stalock yielded four goals on 30 shots in a start Sunday. Stalock has been inconsistent lately, but it's evened out to quite a bit of success, as he's gone 5-2-0 with a .927 save percentage in the last seven games. Overall, Stalock is 19-10-4 with a 2.59 GAA and .912 save percentage in 36 games this season.
Stalock will guard the cage during Tuesday's home game versus the Predators, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Stalock appears to have jumped Devan Dubnyk on the Wild's depth chart, as he'll be making a fifth straight start Tuesday. The 32-year-old Minnesotan has played pretty well recently, posting a 3-1-0 record while maintaining a respectable 2.27 GAA and .917 save percentage through his last four appearances. He'll attempt to pick up his 19th win of the season in a home matchup with a Nashville club that's averaging 3.39 goals per game on the road this year, third most in the NHL.
Stalock gave up four goals on 30 shots in a 4-3 loss to the Capitals on Sunday.
Stalock's personal four-game winning streak came to a close with the defeat. He's at 18-10-4 with a 2.64 GAA and a .909 save percentage in 35 games. Despite the setback, Stalock has recently been to the goalie to own from the Wild -- expect the 32-year-old Minnesotan to continue to challenge Devan Dubnyk for playing time.
Stalock will patrol the home crease in Sunday's clash versus the Capitals, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Stalock has been outstanding for the Wild in his past five starts, going 4-1-0 along with a 1.81 GAA and .927 save percentage. The 32-year-old will face a stiff test against a Washington offense that ranks fourth in the league in goals per contest this season (3.41). Stalock has started seven of the past 10 games, and with the team sitting one point out of the playoffs, Sunday is another important test for the netminder to solidify his role down the stretch alongside Devan Dubnyk.
Stalock stopped all 24 shots he faced in Friday's 5-0 win over the Blue Jackets.
The Minnesota offense gave him an early lead and Stalock took care of the rest, shutting down an injury-ravaged Columbus squad. The shutout was Stalock's fourth of the season and second in February, and he finishes up the month with a sparkling 7-1-1 record, 1.76 GAA and .932 save percentage.