Markstrom (groin) officially put pen to paper on a six-year, $36 million contract with the Flames on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Markstrom will take over as the No. 1 ahead of David Rittich and slots in for Cam Talbot, who left for Minnesota. If he can stay healthy, Markstrom should be capable of reaching the 30-win mark for the first time in his NHL career. Even with the big pay raise, Markstrom will likely still be in the middle tier of NHL goalies in terms of fantasy value next season.
Markstrom (groin) agreed to terms on a contract with Calgary on Friday, Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest reports.
Markstrom joins the Flames after putting together a solid 2019-20 campaign in which he posted a 23-16-4 record in 43 outings along with a .918 save percentage and two shutouts. The veteran netminder figures to immediately supplant David Rittich as the preferred option with Calgary and replaces the departed Cam Talbot.
According to general manager Jim Benning, had Vancouver advanced, Markstrom (groin) may have been ready to return at some point during the Western Conference finals, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports.
Markstrom had been skating prior to Vancouver's elimination from the playoffs, so all signs currently point to him being fully healthy in time for next season's training camp. Thatcher Demko was sensational in place of Markstrom against the Golden Knights, but he's still far from proven as a full-time starter, and the Canucks have already publicly stated that they're focused on re-signing Markstrom, an unrestricted free agent, this offseason. If that comes to fruition, the 30-year-old Swede will still be firmly entrenched as Vancouver's No. 1 netminder heading into the 2020-21 campaign.
Markstrom (groin) will not be available for Friday's Game 7 tilt against Vegas, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.
With Markstrom out, Thatcher Demko will make his third straight start while Louis Domingue serves as the backup. If Demko leads the Canucks back from a 3-1 series deficit, Markstrom may not be back on the ice in the Western Conference finals, healthy or not.
Markstrom (groin) is unfit to play and won't dress for Thursday's Game 6 against Vegas, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
Markstrom was forced to miss Thursday's Game 5 with the groin injury that appears serious. In his stead, Thatcher Demko will draw another start with Louis Domingue handling backup duties.
Markstrom is considered day-to-day with a groin injury, Rick Dhaliwal of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
It's safe to assume Markstrom won't dress for Tuesday's Game 5 versus Vegas, but if the Canucks are able to pick up a win and stave off elimination, he could be back for Thursday's Game 6. In the meantime, Thatcher Demko will take over as the Canucks' starting netminder.
According to Rick Dhaliwal of TSN 1040 Vancouver, Markstrom may be dealing with a minor lower-body injury ahead of Tuesday's Game 5 versus Vegas.
If Markstrom is indeed banged up ahead of Game 5, Thatcher Demko will likely get the starting nod for Tuesday's must-win contest. More information regarding the Canucks' goaltending situation will undoubtedly surface prior to puck drop.
Markstrom (undisclosed) has been deemed unfit to play ahead of Tuesday's must-win Game 5.
Markstrom didn't look great during Sunday's Game 4, surrendering five goals on 33 shots en route to a 5-3 defeat, so it's quite possible whatever's holding him out of Game 5 was already bothering him during that contest. The 30-year-old Swede will have to hope his team will be able to stave off elimination without his help in order to have a shot at returning this postseason. In the meantime, Thatcher Demko will take over as the Canucks' starting netminder.
Markstrom gave up five goals on 33 shots in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 4.
Markstrom wasn't able to bounce back from a loss in Game 3 on Saturday -- he's now taken consecutive defeats for just the second time in the playoffs. The results versus the Golden Knights haven't been pretty, as Markstrom has given up 15 goals on 141 shots in four contests. He's still likely to start in Tuesday's must-win Game 5.
Markstrom will patrol the blue paint for Game 4 against Vegas on Sunday, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Markstrom allowed three goals on 34 shots in the Game 3 loss Saturday and he'll be thrown right back into action Sunday on the second night of the back-to-back. He owns a pedestrian .907 save percentage and 3.56 GAA in three games this series.
Markstrom stopped 31 of 34 shots in a 3-0 loss to the Golden Knights in Saturday's Game 3.
Markstrom wasn't tested much in the first period, but he allowed two goals on nine shots in the first 20 minutes. He then faced 25 shots over the last two periods while the Canucks struggled to generate anything against Robin Lehner at the other end of the ice. Markstrom has now yielded 10 goals on 108 shots through three games in the series. That heavy workload could weigh on the Swede if he starts the second half of a back-to-back, as Game 4 is Sunday.
Markstrom will patrol the crease in Saturday's Game 3 showdown with Vegas, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.
Markstrom was excellent in Vancouver's Game 2 win, stopping 38 of 40 shots to tie the series up at 1-1. With Vegas averaging 37 shots on goal per game in the first two games of the series, the 30-year-old will need to be on top of his game again to give the Canucks a 2-1 lead.
Markstrom won't start Game 3 between the Canucks and Golden Knights on Thursday after the game was postponed, per Jesse Granger of The Athletic.
In addition, Game 3 between Philadelphia and New York is also expected to be postponed as the NHL has decided to follow the NBA's lead and not play any games Thursday. Both contests will be rescheduled -- the league figures to resume playing Friday or Saturday in conjunction with the resumption of the NBA playoffs.
Markstrom stopped 38 of 40 shots in a 5-2 win over Vegas in Game 2 on Tuesday.
Markstrom bounced back in a big way after getting pulled in Game 1. A little help from his Canucks teammates went a long way as well, giving him a chance to get the win, which tied the series at one. On top of Markstrom's 38 saves, the Canucks blocked 40 shots as a team, as Vegas controlled play for much of the game. More efforts like Tuesday's will give Markstrom boom-or-bust value in DFS formats -- if he's on his game, the returns will be great, but Vegas' unrelenting offense adds a high amount of risk to investing in the Swede's services.
Markstorm will start Tuesday's Game 2 matchup against the Golden Knights, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.
Markstrom will head back to the cage after a rough showing in Game 1, getting pulled after allowing five goals on 34 shots in the 5-0 rout. Excluding Sunday's matchup, however, the Swede has been solid in the bubble going 7-3-0 along with a 2.44 GAA and .929 save percentage. The Golden Knights are big -210 favorites for the game, so it's a bit hard to justify playing Markstrom in DFS formats.
Markstrom yielded five goals on 34 shots in Sunday's 5-0 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 1.
Markstrom didn't get much help from his teammates, and he was pulled in favor of Thatcher Demko midway through the third period. The Canucks' defense has been a problem in the playoffs -- Markstrom has seen an average of nearly 35 shots per game across 11 appearances. Against a Golden Knights offense averaging 3.89 goals per game during the playoffs, Markstrom will need to stand on his head to give the Canucks a chance.
Markstrom will patrol the crease for Sunday's Game 1 tilt with Vegas, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.
Markstrom was terrific in the first-round series win over the Blues, recording a 2.54 GAA and .930 save percentage in six games. He'll be in for another tough test against a strong Golden Knights offense.
Markstrom yielded two goals on 36 shots in a 6-2 win over the Blues in Game 6.
The Canucks' offense came out flying and gave Markstrom a four-goal cushion to work with halfway through the game. He allowed a pair to Jaden Schwartz in the third period, but the result was never in danger. Markstrom allowed 16 goals in six games versus the Blues, posting a .930 save percentage on 229 shots in the series. Expect the Swede to control the crease once again in Game 1 versus the Golden Knights on Sunday.
Markstrom led the Canucks onto the ice and will play in goal in Friday's Game 6 versus the Blues, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Markstrom has given up exactly three goals in each of his last four games. The Swede has a 2.65 GAA and a .927 save percentage in five outings versus the Blues. If Markstrom can earn a win Friday, it would send the Canucks to the second round.
Markstrom stopped 36 of 39 shots in a 4-3 win over the Blues in Game 5 on Wednesday.
The Blues scored three straight goals in a 10-minute span during the contest, but Markstrom was strong outside of that. A Canucks rally and his work to keep the third period scoreless was enough for Markstrom to help his team retake the series lead at 3-2. The Swede has now seen 30-plus shots in all five games of the series, but he's posted a .927 save percentage. Expect him in goal for Friday's Game 6 as the Canucks look to close out the series against the defending Cup champs.
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