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.
Mrazek will tend the twine Friday against the Devils, Jake Lerch of Canes Country reports.
While both Mrazek and James Reimer have failed to take hold of the starting job, Mrazek will get his second consecutive look between the pipes Friday, which also happens to be his birthday. He'll look to earn himself a birthday win versus a Devils squad that has tallied three or more goals in each of its last five games.
Mrazek allowed three goals on 36 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Dallas.
A pair of Dallas goals in the latter half of the second period turned a 1-1 tie into a 3-1 Stars lead, and Jamie Benn added an empty-netter late in regulation to seal the deal. The result was a third consecutive loss for Mrazek, who has just two wins in nine starts (2-7-0) since the start of the New Year. He's now 18-15-2 with a 2.74 GAA and .901 save percentage.
Mrazek will tend the twine versus Dallas on the road Tuesday, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
After posting a 1-4-0 record and .875 save percentage in his last five appearances, Mrazek was given the last two games off in favor of James Reimer. Coach Rod Brind'Amour will turn the crease back over to the 27-year-old Mrazek for Tuesday's tilt, but the netminder is likely on a short leash and could find himself back on the bench if he continues to underperform.
Mrazek was torched for six goals on 26 shots in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Blues.
Four of the goals against Mrazek came in a 10:27 span in the second period, but head coach Rod Brind'Amour left the goalie out there. The 27-year-old has given up 16 goals in his last five outings, recording a 1-4-0 record in that span. He dropped to 18-14-2 for the season, with a 2.73 GAA and a .900 save percentage. If his struggles persist, Mrazek could start to see a larger number of starts go to James Reimer.
Mrazek will patrol the road crease for Tuesday's clash with the Blues.
Mrazek will re-enter the cage after a one-game absence, as he's gone 2-3-0 along with a 2.04 GAA and .925 save percentage in his past five starts. He'll face a tough matchup against a Blues offense that sits 12th in the league in goals per game this year (3.15). To make matters worse for Mrazek and the Hurricanes, the Blues own a 17-4-4 record on home ice this season.
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