Korpisalo (lower body) won't return this season, SportsNet reports.
Korpisalo's lower-body injury isn't believed to be overly serious, but the Blue Jackets only have six games remaining this season, so there simply isn't enough time for the 26-year-old netminder to recover and return in 2020-21. Korpisalo will finish the campaign having gone 9-13-7 while posting a sub-par 3.30 GAA and .894 save percentage in 33 appearances.
Korpisalo left Sunday's game against the Lightning with a lower-body injury and will not return.
Korpisalo appeared to injure himself moving laterally in the crease during a Lightning rush. He left during the third period and was replaced by Elvis Merzlikins after making 23 of 26 saves. The 26-year-old will be considered questionable for Tuesday's game against Detroit.
Korpisalo will patrol the road crease in Sunday's matchup against Tampa Bay, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
The 26-year-old has had a tough year by his standards to this point, going 9-13-7 along with a 3.27 GAA and .894 save percentage across 32 appearances. Korpisalo has been decent against Tampa Bay this season, though, going 1-0-0 and stopping 73 of 81 shots he's faced in three appearances. It will likely be another tough test for Korpisalo on Sunday, as the Lightning sit fifth in the league in goals per game this campaign (3.30).
Korpisalo stopped 28 shots in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Panthers.
This one was all Florida from the jump, as Korpisalo got beaten twice in 14 seconds around the seven-minute mark of the first period. The netminder has just one win over the last month, going 1-4-2, and over the season he has a rough 3.27 GAA and .894 save percentage.
Korpisalo will patrol the crease during Tuesday's road game versus the Panthers, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Korpisalo struggled in his last start Saturday against the Stars, surrendering four goals on just 16 shots before being replaced by Elvis Merzlikins in the second period of the eventual 5-1 loss. The 26-year-old backstop will try to bounce back and secure his 10th win of the season in a tough road matchup with a Florida squad that's 15-4-3 at home this year.
Korpisalo surrendered four goals on 16 shots before being pulled in the second period of Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Stars.
After a pair of goals 20 seconds apart in the second period, coach John Tortorella had enough and replaced Korpisalo with Elvis Merzlikins. The loss belonged to Korpisalo, who dropped to 9-12-7 with a 3.21 GAA and an .896 save percentage through 31 outings this year. The Finn has just one win in his last six decisions, so he's a significant risk in fantasy lately.
Korpisalo will defend the road net in Saturday's game versus the Stars, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Korpisalo has registered a 1-2-2 record and an .893 save percentage over his last seven appearances, so he's looking to get back on track Saturday. The Stars rank 17th in the league with 2.76 goals per game this season, and they're 3-0-2 over their last five outings.
Korpisalo stopped 30 shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to Chicago.
The two teams traded goals through three periods before Brandon Hagel fired the winner past Korpisalo only 85 seconds into OT. The netminder has only one win in his last five starts, going 1-2-2, and on the season he's saddled with a 3.13 GAA and .899 save percentage.
Korpisalo will start in the home crease Monday versus the Blackhawks, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Korpisalo has recorded a .912 save percentage and a 2-2-2 record over the past month. The Blue Jackets traded two key defensive-minded players -- David Savard and Nick Foligno -- over the weekend, so Korpisalo's job could get tougher down the stretch. Fortunately, the Blackhawks have been inconsistent lately, scoring just 12 goals over the past five contests.
Korpisalo was pulled and replaced by Elvis Merzlikins after making three saves on six shots Thursday in a 6-4 loss to Tampa Bay.
Ouch. Korpisalo and the Jackets fell flat right of the gate Thursday and just couldn't recover. He was gone by the 5:41 mark of period one. We'd chalk it up to a moment in time and move on, but Korpisalo's record in the last nine is abysmal. He's 2-4-2 in that span with a 2.82 GAA and .913 save percentage.
Korpisalo will patrol the crease during Thursday's home game versus the Lightning, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Korpisalo played well in his last start Tuesday against Tampa Bay, stopping 36 of 38 shots en route to a 4-2 victory. He'll attempt to pick up a second straight win over the same Lightning squad Thursday.
Korpisalo kicked out 36 of 38 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Tampa Bay.
Korpisalo was actually less than six minutes away from his first shutout of the season when Tampa Bay's Ross Colton snuck a short-side shot past the Columbus netminder from the left faceoff dot. Luke Schenn added a goal on a point shot with 19 seconds remaining to make it a 4-2 game, but that late flurry shouldn't diminish the overall performance by Korpisalo, who ended his personal four-game winless skid and earned his first regulation victory since March 4.
Korpisalo will guard the home goal during Tuesday's matchup with the Lightning, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Korpisalo was solid in his last start Sunday versus the Panthers, stopping 32 of 35 shots, but he ultimately suffered his 17th loss of the season due to a complete lack of goal support from his teammates. He'll attempt to bounce back and secure his ninth win of the campaign in a tough home matchup with a Tampa Bay team that's averaged 3.16 goals per game on the road this year, seventh in the NHL.
Korpisalo turned aside 32 shots in Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Panthers.
Making his first start since recovering from a lower-body injury, Korpisalo delivered a solid effort but had no margin for error with the Jackets coming up empty against Chris Driedger. On the season, Korpisalo has a lackluster 3.03 GAA and .900 save percentage, but he should remain in a timeshare with Elvis Merzlikins until one of them gets hot and seizes the top job.
Korpisalo will protect the road net in Sunday's game versus the Panthers.
Korpisalo will make his first start since March 25, as he was previously dealing with a lower-body injury. The 25-year-old has been a bit rocky this season, putting together an .899 save percentage and an 8-10-6 record. Meanwhile, the Panthers are red-hot with five straight wins, scoring at least three goals in each game.
Korpisalo (lower body) made 12 saves in relief Saturday in a 5-2 loss to Florida.
He allowed one goal. The Blue Jackets have not been playing well lately, so their netminders are a tough play. This was Korpisalo's first action since an overtime loss to Carolina on March 25. Prior to that, he was 1-3-1 in five starts since March 6. Wait until the Jackets stabilize their game before activating him.
Korpisalo (lower body) will suit up for Thursday's game versus the Lightning, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Elvis Merzlikins will start in the blue paint, and Korpisalo is healthy enough for backup duties. Korpisalo figures to enter the lineup for one of the games against the Panthers on Saturday or Sunday. Through 25 appearances this year, Korpisalo has produced an .899 save percentage and an 8-10-6 record.
Korpisalo (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Korpisalo was on the ice for practice Tuesday morning, so he's clearly nearing a return to action, but he'll have to wait for Thursday's rematch with the Lightning for his next chance to do so. With Korpisalo on the shelf, Elvis Merzlikins will start between the pipes in the first half of Columbus' back-to-back set with Tampa Bay.
Korpisalo (lower body) won't suit up for Sunday's road game versus the Red Wings, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Elvis Merzlikins will start for a second straight day, and Cameron Johnson will serve as the backup. Korpisalo's considered day-to-day, so his next chance to play is Tuesday against the Lightning.
Korpisalo (lower body) won't suit up for Saturday's game versus the Red Wings, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Elvis Merzlikins will start in goal Saturday, while Cameron Johnson will serve as the backup. Korpisalo is considered day-to-day, so he could possibly return for Sunday's rematch against the Red Wings.
|Last 7 Games|
|04/25||@ TB||L 3-4 (OT)||3||23||26|
|04/20||@ FLA||L 1-5||1||5||28||33|
|04/17||@ DAL||L 1-5||1||4||12||16|
|04/12||vs CHI||L 3-4 (OT)||1||4||30||34|
|04/08||vs TB||L 4-6||3||3||6|
|04/06||vs TB||W 4-2||1||2||36||38|
|04/04||@ FLA||L 0-3||1||3||32||35|
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