Kinkaid signed a one-year, one-way, $1.75 million contract with the Canadiens on Monday.
The Devils flipped Kinkaid to Columbus at the 2019 deadline, only for the Blue Jackets to play out the final 31 games without deploying him at the top level. He's shown flashes of brilliance as a career backup goaltender, but fantasy owners can't be too encouraged by his career 2.90 GAA and .906 save percentage over 151 career contests. We view Kinkaid as a mere insurance option behind all-world backstop Carey Price
The Devils traded Kinkaid to the Blue Jackets on Monday in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2022, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
This move makes a lot of sense when you consider that rookie MacKenzie Blackwood has proven he belongs in the NHL, and Cory Schneider has reemerged as the No. 1 tender after a drawn-out battle with injuries and poor play. Kinkaid, who was actually scheduled to start for the Devils on Monday, is 15-16-6 with a 3.36 GAA and .891 save percentage this season. He'll get a fresh start with a Columbus team that is going all out in acquiring big-name talent, with the Metropolitan Division club having also reeled in the likes of Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel to bolster the forward lines offensively. However, Sergei Bobrovsky and Joonas Korpisalo both remain on the active roster, so this doesn't necessarily increase Kinkaid's fantasy value right away.
Kinkaid will patrol the crease in Monday's home game against the Canadiens, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
Kinkaid has struggled recently, posting an abysmal 6.54 GAA and .810 save percentage in his last three appearances while compiling a 0-2-0 record over that span. The American backstop will look to get back on track and pick up his 16th win of the season in a home matchup with a middling Montreal offense that's averaging 2.79 goals per game on the road this campaign, 16th in the NHL.
Kinkaid surrendered four goals on 28 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Penguins.
The Devils looked competitive in the first period, but couldn't do much in the last 40 to bail out their netminder. Kinkaid's record is down to 15-18-6 with a 3.36 GAA and a .891 save percentage. He's given up 16 goals over his last three starts. The Devils next play the Senators, who average 3.15 goals per game this season, so coach John Hynes may consider giving Cory Schneider the nod.
Kinkaid will start in the blue paint Tuesday against the Penguins on home ice, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
Kinkaid's play has really trailed off of late, with him having allowed three or more goals in nine of his last 10 appearances. He has let in 12 in the last two games alone, getting the hook in the second period of Friday's contest against the Wild. Considering a Penguins squad that has averaged 3.33 goals per game in February awaits, there's a good chance Kinkaid's poor stretch will extend another appearance.
Kinkaid gave up four goals on 17 shots before being replaced by Cory Schneider midway through the second period of Friday's 5-4 overtime win over the Wild.
The Devils were down 4-1 when Kinkaid got the hook, giving Schneider the victory when the club staged a huge comeback. Kinkaid's been absolutely dreadful since the calendar flipped to 2019, posting a 4.22 GAA and .872 save percentage in 11 outings to go along with a 3-7-0 record, and with MacKenzie Blackwood cooling his heels at AHL Binghamton, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Kinkaid get a fresh start with a new club at the trade deadline.
Kinkaid will patrol the crease in Friday's road game against the Wild, NHL.com's Jessi Pierce reports.
Kinkaid was terrible in his last start Tuesday against St. Louis, surrendering eight goals on 39 shots en route to an 8-3 defeat. The American backstop will look to bounce back and secure his 16th win of the season in a road matchup with a Minnesota team that's only averaging 2.93 goals per game at home this campaign, 25th in the NHL.
Kinkaid allowed eight goals on 39 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Blues.
Kinkaid was on the wrong end of a rising Blues team and received no relief after yielding three goals in each of the first two periods and allowing another another score just 45 seconds into the third frame. Kinkaid was so frustrated after Blues rookie Mackenzie MacEachern scored on a breakaway that he slammed his stick over the cross bar. He'll need to shake this one off quickly since he could be called upon for Thursday's game versus the Blackhawks.
Kinkaid will start in goal for Tuesday's road game against St. Louis, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Kinkaid hasn't been great in his past five starts, accumulating a 2-3 record to go along with a 3.62 GAA and .887 save percentage. The 29-year-old will take on the league's 20th-best scoring offense Tuesday, as the Blues sit at 2.87 goals per game. Kinkaid has never won a start against St. Louis in his career, slumping to an 0-3-1 record with an .891 save percentage and 3.42 GAA in four games.
Kinkaid allowed two goals on 35 shots in a 3-2 victory against the Hurricanes on Sunday.
After two very poor starts, this was a nice bounceback performance from Kinkaid. Coming into the afternoon, he was 1-6-0 with an .881 save percentage in his last seven games. The performance probably doesn't change too many owners' opinions on the 29-year-old, but at least it's a step in the right direction. Kinkaid is 15-16-6 with a 3.15 GAA and an .898 save percentage this season.
Kinkaid will cover the home net Sunday against the Hurricanes, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Kinkaid's fantasy value has been squelched by the return of Cory Schneider, who started for the second straight game Saturday against the Wild. However, it appears that Kinkaid remains the No. 1 goalie for now. The New York native is 14-16-6 with a 3.18 GAA and .896 save percentage through 37 games this season. Kinkaid's likely the one assigned for the Carolina game since he's 7-2-0 with a 1.87 GAA and .942 save rate against the 'Canes over nine career outings.
Kinkaid stopped 20 of 25 shots Tuesday, taking a 5-1 setback at home against Los Angeles.
Kinkaid has been straight up awful in 2019, giving up no fewer than three goals in each of his past seven starts. In five of those showings, his save percentage has been under .900, and he wasn't playing well before the calendar turned either. Under no circumstances should he be your starting goaltender at this point.
Kinkaid will get the starting nod at home versus Los Angeles on Tuesday, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
Kinkaid has been downright awful of late, as he is 1-5-0 with a 3.71 GAA and .891 save percentage in his previous six outings. If the New York native continues to struggle, he could see himself unseated as the No. 1 by Cory Schneider, who is back from a conditioning stint in the minors, though MacKenzie Blackwood could find his way back to the NHL sooner rather than later if the Devils want to give the youngster another look.
Kinkaid's 21 saves weren't enough in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Rangers.
Three of the four goals against Kinkaid came off the stick of Mika Zibanejad, including the winner with 4:36 remaining. Rookie MacKenzie Blackwood is likely to push Kinkaid for playing time down the stretch, and Kinkaid isn't making much of a case to hold him off with a 1-5-0 record in his past six appearances and at least three goals allowed in each of those games.
Kinkaid will be between the pipes for Thursday's home clash with the Rangers, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
Kinkaid has been facing a barrage of pucks lately, as he is averaging 37.25 shots against in his previous four outings. Given his workload, it shouldn't come as a shock to see the netminder sporting a 3.76 GAA and 1-3-0 record over that stretch. With the Rangers averaging a mere 28.2 shots (second lowest in the league), Kinkaid could face less rubber Thursday.
Kinkaid steered away 37 of 40 shots in Monday's win over the Penguins.
Kinkaid had a tough stretch before the All-Star break, recording an .890 save percentage, 3.56 GAA and 1-4-0 record. This was easily one of his best outings of the season against an opponent with one of the league's top offenses. Kinkaid now has a 14-14-6 record, and the Devils will likely ride his hot hand since they've been hard-pressed to find consistent goaltending lately.
Kinkaid will man the crease for Monday's contest in Pittsburgh, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Kinkaid last appeared on Jan. 15, yielding four goals in a loss to Columbus. New Jersey will start the second half of the season sitting dead last in the Metropolitan Division. Kinkaid owns a 3.10 GAA and .899 save percentage and probably shouldn't be trusted for fantasy purposes against the dangerous Penguins offense.
Kinkaid made 30 saves in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Kinkaid dropped his fourth start in a row, in a game that saw the goaltender receive very little help from his Devils teammates. The defeat drops Kinkaid's record to 13-14-6 with a 3.10 GAA and .899 save percentage. Considering both MacKenzie Blackwood (lower body) and Cory Schneider (abdomen) are sidelined with injuries, Kinkaid will start the majority of games for the time being, even if he struggles.
Kinkaid will start in goal Tuesday night against host Columbus, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Kinkaid has experienced a tumultuous start to the season's second half, recording a 1-3-0 record, 3.44 GAA and .892 save percentage over four games. Still, the Devils will stick with Kinkaid despite his slow start to the new year and the fact that this Blue Jackets team chased him from the net (three goals on 11 shots) Dec. 23. Tuesday's hefty daily slate will feature 19 alternatives to Kinkaid in case you don't feel like taking a chance on a netminder who lost his starting gig to rookie MacKenzie Blackwood.
Kinkaid stopped 39 of 42 shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.
All three goals against Kinkaid came in the opening frame, including two by John Tavares. Kinkaid actually did a terrific job to keep his team in the game after that, though it was all for naught after Mitch Marner's empty-netter sealed the result. Kinkaid's likely to be a busy man in the near future, with MacKenzie Blackwood (lower body) and Cory Schneider (abdomen) both on the sidelines.
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