Rittich (knee) filed for salary arbitration Friday.
Rittich appeared in 45 games for Calgary last season, managing a 27-9-5 record while boasting a 2.61 GAA and .911 save percentage. The 26-year-old dealt with knee issues when the calendar turned to 2019, but his production from last season would likely speak for itself in negotiations, which will likely be over before the arbitration hearings.
Rittich (knee) received a qualifying offer from the Flames on Tuesday.
Rittich was an aberation for the Flames in net last season, going 27-9-5 along with a 2.42 GAA and .924 save percentage in 45 games. He dealt with a knee injury since the calendar turned to 2019, but should be fine heading into next campaign. With a solid season from the 26-year-old, he'll likely want to structure a long-term deal with the team rather than playing on his qualifying offer.
Rittich dealt with a knee injury from the start of 2019, Kristen Anderson of The Calgary Sun reports.
The injury occurred during an 8-5 win over the Sharks on Dec. 31. Rittich went 14-5-2 with a 2.83 GAA and a .902 save percentage after sustaining the injury. It will prevent the netminder from playing with the Czech Republic at the World Championship in Slovakia, as he will take the offseason to get healthy and prepared for next season.
Rittich stopped 29 of 32 shots in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Ducks.
He started out shaky with two goals against in the first period and the offense did nothing to bail him out of that hole. Rittich's record dropped to 27-9-5 with a 2.61 GAA and a .911 save percentage. Rittich has gone 3-2-0 over his last five games with only 10 goals against, but it's unclear if his recent success has done enough to earn him first crack at the starter's job in the playoffs.
Rittich will guard the goal in Wednesday's road game against the Ducks, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Rittich was rock solid in his last start Monday against L.A., turning aside 23 of 25 shots en route to a convincing 7-2 victory. The 26-year-old netminder will look to keep rolling and pick up his 28th win of the season in a favorable road matchup with a Ducks team that's only averaged 2.54 goals per game at home this campaign, last in the NHL.
Rittich stopped 23 of 25 shots Monday, helping his team to a 7-2 rout of Los Angeles.
Two is the magic number for Rittich as of late, as he's now conceded two goals in each of his past three starts. He's given up seven goals in four starts, and his owners will be thrilled if he can do that in the playoffs.
Rittch was start between the pipes in Monday's road game against the Kings, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Rittich has been solid in his last five starts, going 4-1-0 along with a 2.42 GAA and .911 save percentage in that span. He will draw a great matchup against an offense that ranks second-to-last in goals per game this season (2.40). With the playoffs around the corner, every start will be key for Rittich if he wants to be the guy down the stretch.
Rittich let in two goals on 23 shots in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Stars.
Both of the Stars' goals came on their two power plays in the contest. Rittich's hard-luck loss gives him a 26-8-5 record with a 2.62 GAA and a .911 save percentage. Rittich and Mike Smith are both coming off of losses without getting much support from the offense, making it unclear which netminder will take the crease Friday versus the Ducks.
Rittich will get a turn in the crease when the Stars pay a visit Wednesday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Rittich hasn't played since since March 19 -- a 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets. He enters Wednesday's appearance on a four-game winning streak, but he has allowed 10 goals in that span. The Stars have averaged 3.8 goals per game in their last five road contests, so the well-rested Rittich will likely be tested frequently.
Rittich stopped 31 of 33 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
Rittich was strong in this game, thanks in part to his defense corps blocking 14 shots in front of him. With his fourth straight win, the Czech netminder improved to 26-7-5 with a 2.63 GAA and a .911 save percentage, and as such, he is the preferred fantasy option in Calgary's crease over veteran Mike Smith (19-14-2, 2.88 GAA, .896 save percentage).
Rittich will start Tuesday's contest against the Blue Jackets, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Rittich was strong in his last start, a 5-1 win over the Rangers on Friday. He's gone 5-2-0 with a 2.59 GAA and a .906 save percentage over his last seven games, and faces a Blue Jackets team that's found twine only seven times over its last six road contests.
Rittich stopped 24 of 25 shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Rangers.
After manning the net in a chaotic 9-4 victory Tuesday against the Devils, Rittich showed some of his early-season dominance by allowing just one goal. Rittich improved to 25-7-5 with a 2.65 GAA and a .910 save percentage. With Mike Smith back in the fold after a brief illness, it's unclear which netminder will be tasked with the road start in Winnipeg on Saturday.
Rittich will start in goal in Friday's home contest versus the Rangers, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Rittich has won his last two appearances, but he yielded seven goals, with the Flames scoring 15 to bail him out. He's 4-2 with a 2.86 GAA and an .898 save percentage over his last six starts. The visiting Rangers have only scored five times over their last four road games, making this a good opportunity for Rittich to get his recent ratios in line with his record a bit more.
Rittich let in four goals on 26 shots but came away with the win in Tuesday's 9-4 trouncing over the Devils.
Rittich allowed the Devils to take a 4-3 lead into the third period, giving up a shorthanded goal to Travis Zajac, but the Flames got him off the hook with a six-goal performance in the final frame. Rittich improved to 24-7-5, but saw his GAA rise to 2.69 while his save percentage dipped to .909 after the chaotic win. Rittich will need to be better if he has any hopes of claiming the starting job outright.
Rittich will patrol the crease in Tuesday's home game against New Jersey, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Rittich wasn't great in his last start Sunday against Vegas, surrendering three goals on 28 shots, but he ultimately did enough to pick up his 23rd win of the season. The 26-year-old netminder will look to keep rolling and secure a second straight victory in a favorable home matchup with a struggling Devils squad that's lost six consecutive contests.
Rittich stopped 25 of 28 shots in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Golden Knights.
Rittich took a hard-luck 2-1 loss Wednesday in Vegas, but bounced back as the Flames offense ignited back at home. Rittich improved to 23-7-5 with a 2.65 GAA and a .911 save percentage. The Flames' crease is still up for grabs, making it unclear if Rittich or Mike Smith will draw Tuesday's start against the Devils.
Rittich will tend the home goal in Sunday's contest against the Golden Knights, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Rittich has been decent in his last four starts, accumulating a 2-2-0 record to go along with a 2.53 GAA and .912 save percentage. The 26-year-old should be busy, facing a Vegas offense that ranks second in the league in shots per game (34.5). With the crease up for grabs in Calgary, especially for the playoffs, each start is massive for Rittich.
Rittich allowed two goals on 38 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Golden Knights on Wednesday.
After yielding six goals in a tough loss to the Maple Leafs, Rittich got back on track in this one, but still took the loss going up against an absolutely red-hot Marc-Andre Fleury. Rittich has a terrific record, but he also owns an .885 save percentage since the All-Star break. He is 22-7-5 with a 2.64 GAA and .911 save percentage in 38 games this season.
Rittich will tend the road net versus the Golden Knights on Wednesday, Ryan Leslie of Sportsnet reports.
Rittich let in six goals versus the Maple Leafs on Monday, but he'll draw in for the first game of a road back-to-back. He's 2-1 in his last three games, but he's also surrendered eight goals on 75 shots in that span. Expect Mike Smith to make the start Thursday in Arizona.
Rittich yielded six goals on 32 shots in a 6-2 shellacking at the hands of the Maple Leafs on Monday.
Rittich's modest two-game winning streak came to an end in a jarring way. It was his second game in his last four appearances in which he gave up six goals. Rittich's record fell to 22-6-5, with a 2.66 GAA and a .910 save percentage. The Flames have a road back-to-back Wednesday and Thursday in Vegas and Arizona, and it's likely for Mike Smith and Rittich to split starts.
|Last 7 Games|
|Complete Game Log|
| 23 || 24 || 25 || 26 || 27 || 28 || 29
| 30 || 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6