Korpisalo inked a two-year, $5.6 million contract extension with Columbus on Friday.
In his first season as a full-time starter, Korpisalo registered a 19-12-5 record with two shutouts and a 2.60 GAA in 37 outings prior to the league going on hiatus. A knee injury cost the netminder 24 games this year but shouldn't impact his ability to carry the load for the Jackets going forward. It's a short-term deal for the 25-year-old backstop, though it does buy out his RFA years which will allow him to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2021-22 campaign.
Korpisalo gave up three goals on 23 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Oilers on Saturday.
The Finnish goalie wasn't tested nearly as often as his fellow countryman, the Oilers' Mikko Koskinen. Korpisalo also wasn't as strong in the crease, taking his third loss in five games (2-2-1) since returning from a knee injury. The 25-year-old netminder dropped to 19-12-5 with a 2.60 GAA and a .911 save percentage through 37 appearances. With Elvis Merzlikins (concussion) back in the fold, Korpisalo's time as the undisputed starter has likely come to a close.
Korpisalo will start Saturday's game in Edmonton, Jeff Svoboda of Jackets Insider reports.
Korpisalo has delivered a decent stretch for the Blue Jackets as they try to cling to a playoff spot, going 2-1-1 with 11 goals allowed in four appearances since returning from injury. He'll have the unenviable task of trying to slow down an Oilers team that features two superstars in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, as well as increased scoring depth that was bolstered at the trade deadline.
Korpisalo stopped 34 of 37 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to Calgary on Wednesday.
Korpisalo couldn't hold a 2-0 lead in the final half of the third period, giving up the tying goal with 1:43 left in regulation and the winning tally with just 10.4 seconds remaining in overtime. Korpisalo has started four consecutive games for the injury-ravaged Blue Jackets and has posted at least a .923 save percentage in three of them. He'll continue to be the lead netminder in the absence of Elvis Merzilikins (concussion).
Korpisalo will start in the road crease Wednesday against the Flames, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Elvis Merzilikins (concussion) is still on the mend, so Korpisalo will make his third straight start. He's been a bit rocky in that stretch, but he's notched two wins -- both above a .920 save percentage -- while mixing in a tough loss to the Wild in the middle. Korpisalo has a difficult task in the Flames, as they've scored three-plus goals in 12 straight outings.
Korpisalo stopped 36 of 39 shots during Sunday's 5-3 win over Vancouver.
Korpisalo picked up his 19th win of the season, bouncing back nicely following a forgettable performance against Minnesota in his last start that saw the Blue Jackets' netminder beaten four times on 15 shots. As long as Elvis Merzlikins (concussion) remains sidelined, Columbus' crease belongs to the 25-year-old Finn.
Korpisalo will patrol the blue paint for Sunday's home matchup against the Canucks, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.
Korpisalo got hammered by the Wild on Friday in his first start since late December, yielding four goals on 15 shots before he was yanked. The 25-year-old Finn still owns a 2.56 GAA and .911 save percentage in 34 appearances this season. Korpisalo should maintain his grip on Columbus' No. 1 goalie job, especially with Elvis Merzlikins (concussion) still unavailable.
Korpisalo stopped 11 of 15 shots before being replaced by Matiss Kivlenieks midway through the second period of Friday's 5-0 loss to the Wild.
The injury-plagued Jackets couldn't get anything going offensively, and their efforts in their own end weren't much better -- coach John Tortorella gave Korpisalo the hook to try to change the game's momentum rather than due to any gaffes on the netminder's part. With the nature of Elvis Merzlikins' current injury not yet clear, Korpisalo will hold down the fort in the crease for Columbus in the short term.
Korpisalo will guard the cage during Friday's home matchup with Minnesota, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Korpisalo was sharp in his last appearance Monday against Ottawa, stopping 14 of 15 shots after replacing the injured Elvis Merzlikins (undisclosed) in the second period of the eventual 4-3 win. He'll attempt to pick up his 19th victory of the season in a home matchup with a Wild team that's 13-15-2 on the road this year.
Contrary to a previous report, Korpisalo will serve as the backup for Tuesday's game in Minnesota, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
It was reported earlier that Korpisalo was expected to start his first game since Dec. 29, but Matiss Kivlenieks led the team out for warmups. Korpisalo entered in relief in Monday's game against Ottawa, stopping 14 of 15 shots in his first game action in almost two months. Korpisalo could start Friday against the Wild.
Korpisalo will patrol the crease during Tuesday's road game versus the Wild, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Korpisalo played well in his return from injury Monday against Senators, stopping 14 of 15 shots after replacing the injured Elvis Merzlikins (undisclosed) in the second period of the eventual 4-3 victory. He'll attempt to secure his 19th win of the season in a road matchup with a Minnesota club that's 17-10-5 at home this year.
Korpisalo made 14 saves on 15 shots in a 4-3 overtime win over the Senators.
Elvis Merzlikins was injured in the second period of the game, forcing Korpisalo to make his return to NHL action quicker than anticipated. He didn't look too rusty, and the Finn was able to earn the win. Korpisalo improved to 18-10-4 with a 2.48 GAA and a .914 save percentage in 33 appearances this season. Depending on the severity of Merzlikins' injury, Korpisalo could be in line for a lot of games in the near future.
Korpisalo (knee) was recalled from AHL Cleveland and activated off injured reserve Sunday.
The 25-year-old has not seen action since Dec. 29 while dealing with the knee injury, so his return is huge news for the team. Korpisalo had been an All-Star caliber netminder before getting injured, going 17-10-4 along with a 2.49 GAA and .913 save percentage this season. The team reassigned Matiss Kivlenieks to AHL Cleveland, so it will be Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins as the team's goaltenders going forward, barring any injury setbacks.
Columbus assigned Korpisalo (knee) to AHL Cleveland on a conditioning assignment Wednesday.
Korpisalo has been sidelined since Dec. 29 with a knee injury, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him stay with Cleveland for the entire two-week period the NHL allows for conditioning assignments. Elvis Merzlikins has emerged as a legitimate No. 1 netminder during Korpisalo's absence, so he may have to settle for a backup role once he's recalled by the big club.
Korpisalo (knee) will travel with the Blue Jackets on their upcoming road trip, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
This by no means guarantees Korpisalo's return is imminent, but it's encouraging to see he will travel. The Blue Jackets play in Buffalo on Saturday and Montreal on Sunday. Korpisalo was initially expected to miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus -- he's been out slightly longer than four weeks at this point.
Korpisalo underwent surgery Monday to repair a torn meniscus and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
This is a huge blow to the Blue Jackets, as Korpisalo has had a fantastic stretch while serving as the team's unquestioned workhorse over the past three weeks, posting a 6-0-3 record while maintaining an impressive 1.72 GAA and .942 save percentage through 10 appearances. For now, Elvis Merzlikins will take over as the Jackets' No. 1 netminder while Korpisalo, who is undoubtedliy headed to injured reserve, sets his sights on a mid-November return.
Korpisalo will be out "weeks," according to coach John Tortorella, after sustaining a knee injury during Sunday's shootout loss to the Blackhawks, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
The injury couldn't have come at a worse time, as Korpisalo has been red-hot lately, recording a .942 save percentage, 1.72 GAA and 6-0-3 record over his past 10 starts. Tortorella didn't expand on Korpisalo's timeline, so we'll consider him week-to-week for now, and he'll likely land on IR. Merzlikins figures to be the No. 1 going forward, and the Blue Jackets recalled Matiss Kivlenieks from AHL Cleveland to serve as the backup.
Korpisalo (undisclosed) left Sunday's game against Chicago after facing one shootout attempt, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Korpisalo coughed up a goal to Jonathan Toews in the opening shootout round and was in some noticeable discomfort afterward. He left the contest while backup Elvis Merzlikins finished things up. Korpisalo allowed two goals -- both in the second period-- on 30 shots. An update on his status should be available before Tuesday's game against Florida.
Korpisalo will guard the home net for Sunday's game against the Blackhawks, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
The 25-year-old will start his seventh straight game, and he will have appeared in 12 of the last 13 games after Sunday's game. Korpisalo has been decent this season, going 17-10-4 along with a 2.52 GAA and .913 save percentage in 31 appearances. He'll draw a strong matchup against a Blackhawks offense that ranks 21st in the league in goals per game this year (2.79).
Korpisalo turned aside 34 shots in Friday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Capitals.
The 25-year-old took a shutout into the third period, but Korpisalo eventually cracked and had to settle for an OTL while the Jackets' offense remained quiet coming out of the Christmas break. He's still an impressive 6-0-3 over his last nine outings with a 1.71 GAA and .943 save percentage, a stretch that indicates Korpisalo learned quite a bit as Sergei Bobrovsky's understudy over the years.
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