Mrazek made 23 saves in Monday's 4-1 win over the Rangers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
While the Hurricanes defense once again did a great job stifling New York's attack, Mrazek made some big stops when he had to and had little chance on the one Artemi Panarin shot that got by him. Expect the 28-year-old to be between the pipes Tuesday night as Carolina looks for a series sweep.
Mrazek will be between the pipes for Monday's Game 2 with the Rangers, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
Mrazek made 24 of 26 saves in Game 1 to secure the win over the Rangers and take a 1-0 series lead. The netminder is fronted by an offense that is capable of putting up plenty of goals, which means he doesn't need to be perfect in the crease. The Rangers feature plenty of top scorers, so Mrazek should face a decent workload, giving him solid fantasy value.
Mrazek made 24 saves during Saturday's 3-2 win over the Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifier.
The netminder was winless in three attempts against the Rangers during the regular season, but Mrazek was staked to an early 1-0 lead in this one and held on the rest of the way. The 28-year-old now has the Canes in the driver's seat in the five-game series, and he likely has a secure hold on the No. 1 goalie spot over James Reimer.
Mrazek will guard the cage during Saturday's Game 1 against the Rangers, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Mrazek struggled against the Rangers during the regular season, going 0-3-0 while posting an ugly 3.44 GAA and .872 save percentage, so daily fantasy players may want to wait to see how he fares in Game 1 before giving him consideration as a bargain option as the series progresses. If the 28-year-old netminder struggles, head coach Rod Brind'Amour likely won't hesitate to turn to James Reimer.
Mrazek will start in goal in Wednesday's exhibition match against the Capitals, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Despite posting a less-than-stellar 2.69 GAA and .905 save percentage in 40 regular-season appearances, Mrazek is considered the front-runner to be the Hurricanes' No. 1 option in goal over James Reimer during the team's qualifying round matchup against the Rangers. The 28-year-old netminder went 0-3-0 while posting an ugly 3.44 GAA and .872 save percentage in three starts versus New York during the regular season.
Mrazek (concussion) turned aside 23 shots in a 5-2 win over Detroit on Tuesday.
Mrazek, who was sidelined for the previous six games, was sharp in his return to active duty, giving up only a pair of re-direction goals. He's now posted a .915 save percentage or better in five of his last six appearances and, if Tuesday is any indication, appears poised to once again taking over the primary goaltending duties in Carolina.
Mrazek (concussion) will be between the pipes for Tuesday's road clash with the Red Wings, Sara Civian of The Athletic reports.
Mrazek will return to the crease for the first time following a six-game stretch on the shelf due to his concussion. Prior to getting hurt, the netminder posted a 2-2-0 record and 2.51 GAA in his last five outings. With Mrazek fully fit, he figures to see the bulk of the workload down the stretch, perhaps only watching from the bench in back-to-backs.
Mrazek (concussion) could be back in the lineup versus Detroit on Tuesday, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
While nothing has been confirmed in regard to Mrazek's status, the fact that the organization sent Alex Nedeljkovic backs to the minors would seem to indicate Mrazek will at least be healthy enough to serve as the backup. Once given the all-clear, the 27-year-old figures to see the bulk of the starts down the stretch in order to help the club hold onto a spot in the playoffs.
Per coach Rod Brind'Amour, Mrazek (concussion) should be back soon but not in the next couple games, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
If we take couple to mean two, that would rule Mrazek out for this weekend's back-to-back against the Islanders and Penguins. His next chance to return after that would come on the ensuing leg of Carolina's road trip Tuesday in Detroit. With Carolina battling for a playoff spot and relying on depth goalies at the moment, the team won't take long getting Mrazek back in there once he's healthy.
Coach Rod Brind'Amour indicated Friday that he intends to have Mrazek (concussion) take part in another practice before putting him in a game but didn't completely rule out a return this weekend, Sara Civian of The Athletic reports.
Assuming he does well overnight with the concussion protocol, it seems likely Mrazek will at least join the team on its upcoming three-game road trip. With a back-to-back set on tap, the staff may elect to insert Mrazek for one of the two contests, especially with James Reimer (lower body) sidelined.
Mrazek (concussion) still needs to clear the concussion protocol but is hoping to travel with the team for its five-game road trip, Sara Civian of The Athletic reports.
Even if Mrazek does make the trip, it's not clear when he might be ready to get back into the crease. The Hurricanes' upcoming back-to-back versus the Islanders and Penguins on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, could be a good opportunity to get back into the lineup. Until Mrazek is given the all-clear, Anton Forsberg and Alex Nedeljkovic figure to continue splitting the workload.
According to general manager Don Waddell, Mrazek (concussion) is still 7-to-10 days away from returning to action, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Mrazek will miss Carolina's next three games at a minimum, but it sounds like the Hurricanes are hopeful that he'll be ready to return shortly thereafter. Anton Forsberg and Alex Nedeljkovic will continue to shoulder the load in goal until Mrazek or James Reimer (lower body) is ready to return.
Head coach Rod Brind'Amour relayed that Mrazek (concussion/neck) has a "long-term" injury, ESPN reports. "Long term to me is a week," Brind'Amour clarified to Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer.
Brind'Amour wasn't very transparent in his prognosis, but general manager Don Waddell said that Mrazek has "more of a neck injury" and hasn't dealt with headaches. Considering Brind'Amour sees a week as a long-term injury, it's possible Mrazek could be back this weekend if he clears the league's concussion protocol. The Hurricanes recalled Anton Forsberg and Alex Nedeljovic -- the latter will start Tuesday against the Stars -- from AHL Charlotte for the time being because James Reimer (lower body) is also out "long term".
Mrazek suffered a concussion during Saturday's game versus the Maple Leafs, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Mrazek will sit out of Tuesday's game versus the Stars as he works through the league's concussion protocol, and it's likely James Reimer (lower body) won't be ready either. The Hurricanes recalled both Anton Forsberg and Alex Nedeljkovic to fill the void, but they may make a move before Monday's trade deadline.
Mrazek left Saturday's game against Toronto with an upper-body injury and will not return.
Mrazek replaced James Reimer in goal after Reimer suffered a lower-body injury. With both goalies down, the Hurricanes were left with an emergency goaltender, that being 42-year-old David Ayers. Ayers drives a zamboni for Toronto's minor-league affiliate.
Mrazek turned aside 31 shots in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.
New York's final goal was scored into an empty net. Mrzaek has had a shaky February so far, going 2-3-0 with a 3.23 GAA and .902 save percentage through five starts, and he'll remain stuck in a timeshare with James Reimer until one of them steps up.
Mrazek will get the look in net Friday when the Hurricanes host the Rangers, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Mrazek is coming off a pair of impressive starts, allowing a combined three goals versus the Devils and Predators en route to his 20th win of the season. The Hurricanes remain within striking distance of a playoff berth, though Mrazek faces a tough test Friday versus a New York club averaging 3.14 goals per game on the road.
Mrazek stopped 28 of 29 shots in a 4-1 win over Nashville on Tuesday.
Mrazek was sharp for the second start in a row, quieting the Predators on their home ice. Mrazek has turned aside 81 of 84 shots (.964 save percentage) in his last two games and will look for his first three-game winning streak since mid-November when Carolina hosts the Rangers on Friday.
Mrazek will defend the cage versus the Predators on the road Tuesday.
Mrazek is 2-3-0 in his last five outings along with a 3.23 GAA and .895 save percentage. The Czech netminder will likely continue splitting time with James Reimer down the stretch but figures to be the primary option come playoff time. With a back-to-back upcoming, the pair should each get a look versus the Rangers and Maple Leafs on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
Mrazek stopped 35 of 37 shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Devils.
The Devils didn't make things easy on Mrazek, but plenty of goal support from his Hurricanes teams ensured the victory. The 28-year-old snapped a personal three-game losing streak to improve to 19-15-2 with a 2.72 GAA and a .903 save percentage in 36 appearances. The Hurricanes' next game is Sunday against the Oilers.
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