Stolarz will miss the rest of the 2021 IIHF World Championships due to a lower-body injury.
Stolarz saw action in just eight regular-season contests for the Ducks this year in which he went 4-3-0 with one shutout and a 2.20 GAA. With Ryan Miller hanging up his skates, Stolarz figures to take over as the No. 2 option behind John Gibson next season.
Stolarz turned away 24 of 26 shots in a 3-2 shootout win over St. Louis on Wednesday.
Stolarz, who snapped his brief two-game losing skid, also went a perfect 3-for-3 in the shootout, denying David Perron, Brayden Schenn and Ryan O'Reilly, a trio that has combined for 52 goals this season. The 27-year-old Stolarz has bounced from Philadelphia to Edmonton to Anaheim since entering the NHL in 2016-17 despite a perfectly respectable .913 career save percentage in 33 appearances.
Stolarz will patrol the crease for Wednesday's road clash with St. Louis, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
The 27-year-old will return to the crease for his first start since Apr. 26, where he stopped 21 of 23 shots in a 4-1 loss to Los Angeles. Stolarz has appeared in just seven games this season, going 3-3-0 along with a 2.26 GAA and .926 save percentage over that span. It'll be a tough matchup with Blues offense clicking as of late, as they've averaged 3.80 goals per game in their last five contests.
Stolarz gave up two goals on 23 shots in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Kings. The last two goals were empty-netters.
Stolarz made some improvements compared to his last meeting with the Kings, but it wasn't enough to earn a better result. The 27-year-old goalie dropped to 3-3-0 with a 2.25 GAA and a .926 save percentage through seven appearances. Stolarz has mainly split goaltending duties with John Gibson over the last two weeks, but it's yet to be announced which netminder will draw the start Wednesday versus the Kings.
Stolarz will patrol the crease for Monday's game in Los Angeles.
Stolarz has been impressive during a small sample size this month. He's 2-2-0 with a .929 save percentage and 2.26 GAA in April. However, the 27-year-old did allow four goals on 22 shots against the Kings in his last appearance. Stolarz will look for revenge against a Los Angeles team that's averaging just 2.18 goals per game this month.
Stolarz allowed four goals on 22 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Kings.
Stolarz had no answer for the line of Carl Grundstrom, Blake Lizotte and Andreas Athanasiou, who scored three of the four goals against him. Anze Kopitar also struck on a breakaway. Stolarz fell to 3-2-0 with 13 goals allowed on 181 shots -- a .928 save percentage through six outings. The 27-year-old has earned a share of the starting role from John Gibson, though Stolarz is typically scratched and Ryan Miller serves as backup when Gibson gets the nod.
Stolarz will defend the road net in Tuesday's game versus the Kings.
Stolarz won back-to-back starts against the Sharks last week, letting in just one goal on 74 shots. He didn't play in the last two games, but he'll get another shot Tuesday to prove his previous performances weren't a fluke. The Kings are a favorable matchup, as they've won just two of their last eight games while averaging just 2.25 goals. Ryan Miller will back up Stolarz while John Gibson gets the night off.
Stolarz allowed one goal on 28 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.
Stolarz came within three minutes of a second straight shutout before Erik Karlsson spoiled it. The 27-year-old Stolarz gave up just one goal on 74 shots in a two-game set against the Sharks. He's given up just nine goals on 159 shots overall this season, good for a .943 save percentage in his five appearances.
Stolarz will defend the blue paint during Wednesday's road game versus the Sharks, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Stolarz was fantastic in his last start Monday against San Jose, turning aside all 46 shots he faced en route to his second win and first shutout of the season. The 27-year-old backstop will try to secure a second straight victory in a rematch with the same Sharks squad Wednesday.
Stolarz posted a 46-save shutout in Monday's 4-0 win over the Sharks.
Stolarz's 46 saves were the most a Ducks goalie has made in a shutout in franchise history. It was the third shutout of his career and the first since the 2018-19 campaign, when he was with the Flyers. The 27-year-old has allowed just eight goals on 131 shots through four appearances this year, adding a 2-1-0 record. John Gibson should see most of the starts down the stretch, but Stolarz seems to be pushing for more time as the primary backup, a role currently held by Ryan Miller.
Stolarz was recalled from the taxi squad to start in San Jose on Monday.
The Ducks will give John Gibson the day off, so Stolarz will have Ryan Miller as his backup. The 27-year-old has appeared in three NHL games this season, recording a 2.98 GAA and .906 save percentage. He'll have a good opportunity to win his second game of the year against a Sharks squad that's averaged just 2.70 goals per game.
Stolarz was assigned to Anaheim's taxi squad Sunday, per CapFriendly.
John Gibson (upper body) was activated off injured reserve in a corresponding move, so the Ducks are no longer in need of Stolarz's services as a backup netminder.
Stolarz allowed four goals on 31 shots in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Coyotes.
The Ducks held leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in the contest, but Stolarz couldn't make it stick. A pair of third-period tallies against him sent Stolarz to his first loss of the year. He's allowed eight goals on 85 shots across three appearances, good for a .906 save percentage. He's started two of the last three games -- it appears the 27-year-old is set to split time with veteran Ryan Miller until John Gibson (upper body) is ready to return from injured reserve.
Stolarz will be promoted to the Ducks' active roster and start between the pipes in Friday's home matchup with the Coyotes, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Stolarz made his first start of the season Sunday against St. Louis, turning aside 38 of 40 shots en route to a 3-2 victory. The 27-year-old netminder will try to secure a second straight win in a home matchup with an Arizona team that's 6-7-2 on the road this year.
Stolarz was sent from the active roster to the taxi squad Tuesday, according to CapFriendly.
Stolarz has acquitted himself well in two NHL appearances this year, allowing four goals on 54 shots. He's likely to continue bouncing between the taxi squad, active roster and AHL San Diego during the final month of the season.
Stolarz turned aside 38 shots and added an assist in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blues.
Stolarz, making his first start of the season, allowed his teammates to hang around long enough to erase a 2-0 second-period deficit, delivering the netminder his first NHL win since Jan. 29 with Philadelphia. He also connected on a perfect long-range pass to set up Josh Manson's overtime goal. The 27-year-old has made 27 career appearances over parts of five seasons, logging a lifetime 2.99 GAA and .909 save percentage.
Stolarz will tend the road twine in Sunday's game versus the Blues, Alyson Lozoff of Fox Sports West reports.
Stolarz has spent a bulk of the season on the taxi squad, and he's made just one relief appearance. The 27-year-old has a strong AHL resume, including the 2019-20 campaign when he posted a .922 save percentage across 39 appearances. He has a solid opportunity to notch his seventh career NHL win, as the Blues have scored just two goals over their last three outings.
Stolarz was reassigned to the taxi squad Friday, CapFriendly reports.
As expected, with John Gibson (lower body) back from injured reserve, Stolarz won't be needed on the active roster. The 27-year-old Stolarz allowed two goals on 14 shots in his only NHL appearance so far this season.
Stolarz was activated from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Thursday, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Stolarz is on the active roster for now, but he'll likely be assigned to the taxi squad if John Gibson (lower body) is available for Friday's game versus the Blues. The Ducks don't provide their goalies much offensive or defensive support. However, Stolarz could get a start during the team's upcoming back-to-back set Sunday and Monday if Gibson is still out.
Stolarz (COVID-19 protocol) was listed as non-roster Wednesday, per CapFriendly.
Stolarz and three other Ducks entered the league's virus protocol Tuesday. He will be able to return once he's cleared the protocol.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/05||@ STL||W 3-2 (SO)||1||2||24||26|
|04/26||@ LA||L 1-4||1||2||21||23|
|04/20||@ LA||L 1-4||1||4||18||22|
|04/14||@ SJ||W 4-1||1||1||27||28|
|04/12||@ SJ||W 4-0||1||0||46||46|
|04/02||vs ARI||L 2-4||1||4||27||31|
|03/28||@ STL||W 3-2 (OT)||1||2||38||40|
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