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80 Matiss Kivlenieks G

Columbus Blue Jackets

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July 5, 2021 10:40 AM
Matiss Kivlenieks: Passes away at age 24
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks passed away at the age of 24 on Sunday.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman released the following statement regarding Kivlenieks' death: "The National Hockey League was saddened to learn of the sudden and tragic passing of goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks. On behalf of the NHL family, we extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and teammates in both the Blue Jackets organization and his native country of Latvia. His love for life and passion for the game will be deeply missed by all those who have been fortunate to have him as a teammate and a friend."

May 8, 2021 10:40 PM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Assigned to minor-league affiliate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks was assigned to AHL Cleveland on Saturday.

Kivlenieks earned a 5-4 overtime win over the Red Wings on Saturday, making 33 saves on 37 shots. It was his first win in his second appearance of the year at the NHL level. The Latvian goalie will finish the year with Cleveland.

May 8, 2021 01:52 AM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks will get the starting nod for Saturday's home game against Detroit, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.

The 24-year-old made his season debut against Friday against the Red Wings, stopping 31 of 34 shots in a loss. Kivlenieks rolled through his AHL competition with a 2.27 GAA and a .926 save percentage through seven appearances this season. He'll get a chance at revenge against one of the league's lowest-scoring offenses in Saturday's regular-season finale.

May 7, 2021 11:01 PM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Fades late against Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks stopped 31 of 34 shots in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Red Wings.

Detroit's final two goals were scored into an empty net. Making only his seventh career NHL appearance and first since 2019-20, the Jackets handed Kivlenieks a 2-0 lead midway through the second period, but the 24-year-old couldn't make it hold up as the Wings beat him three times in a 3:02 span later in the frame. Per Alison Lukan of The Athletic, Kivlenieks will also be between the pipes Saturday.

May 6, 2021 03:48 PM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Taking on Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks will start between the pipes in Friday's home game versus the Red Wings, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.

Kivlenieks has yet to play for the Blue Jackets this season, but he's been good in the minors, going 6-1-0 while posting an admirable 2.27 GAA and .926 save percentage. He'll attempt to pick up his first NHL victory of the year in a favorable home matchup with a Detroit team that's 6-16-4 on the road this season.

May 5, 2021 10:36 PM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Reverts to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks was reassigned to the taxi squad after Wednesday's game versus the Predators.

Kivlenieks served as Elvis Merzlikins' backup in Wednesday's contest, but the former was not needed for any game action. Kivlenieks remains the No. 2 goalie and could get a start either Friday or Saturday versus the Red Wings.

May 5, 2021 05:28 PM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Ascends to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks was promoted to Columbus' active roster Wednesday.

Kivlenieks will serve as Elvis Merzlikins' backup for Wednesday's game versus Nashville. Kivlenieks could be back between the pipes as soon as Friday against the Red Wings.

May 4, 2021 10:16 PM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Sent back to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks was demoted to the taxi squad Tuesday, per CapFriendly.

Kivlenieks continues to move between the taxi squad and active roster. He will likely return to the roster for Wednesday's game versus the Predators.

May 3, 2021 02:04 PM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Added to roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks was added to the Blue Jackets' roster under emergency conditions Monday.

Kivelnieks is expected to back up Elvis Merzlikins against the Predators on Monday.

May 2, 2021 10:01 PM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Dropped to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks was sent to the taxi squad Sunday, CapFriendly reports.

With Joonas Korpisalo (lower body) out for the season, Kivlenieks will likely be the team's No. 2 goalie down the stretch. He hasn't appeared in an NHL game this season but could see some action before the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

May 1, 2021 01:36 PM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Recalled to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks was brought up to the active roster on emergency conditions ahead of Saturday's game against Carolina.

Joonas Korpisalo (lower body) is out for the rest of the season, so Kivlenieks will likely be the backup to Elvis Merzlikins for the last few games of the season -- including Saturday. Kivlenieks has yet to make an NHL appearance in 2020-21, however.

April 27, 2021 10:56 PM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Drops back to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks was reassigned to the taxi squad Tuesday.

Kivlenieks backed up Elvis Merzlikins in Tuesday's 1-0 shootout win over the Red Wings. After the game, Kivlenieks was returned to the taxi squad. This could become a common sequence of paper moves with Joonas Korpisalo (lower body) done for the year.

April 27, 2021 11:12 AM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Up to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks was promoted to the Blue Jackets' active roster Tuesday.

Elvis Merzlikins (lower body) has been ruled out of the remainder of the season, so Kivlenieks will likely get a few starts down the stretch. The 24-year-old Kivlenieks has yet to see NHL ice this season, but he's played well in the minors, going 6-1-0 while posting an admirable 2.27 GAA and .926 save percentage.

April 26, 2021 01:08 PM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Moved to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks was added to Columbus' taxi squad Monday.

Kivlenieks will provide depth behind Elvis Merzlikins while Joonas Korpisalo recovers from the lower-body injury he suffered Sunday. The 24-year-old Latvian is yet to make an appearance at the NHL level this season after seeing action in six games with Columbus last season.

April 25, 2021 02:44 PM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Shifts to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jackets reassigned Kivlenieks to AHL Cleveland on Sunday.

The 24-year-old has yet to make an appearance at the NHL level, as he's spent the majority of his time between the minors and the taxi squad this season. Kivlenieks will return to the AHL, where he's gone 5-1-0 along with a 2.31 GAA and .925 save percentage in six games.

April 22, 2021 01:56 PM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Jumps to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks has been promoted to Columbus' taxi squad from AHL Cleveland.

Kivlenieks will be on hand as an emergency option for Thursday's game versus Tampa Bay. The 24-year-old netminder has yet to appear in an NHL contest this season.

February 26, 2021 02:48 PM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Demoted to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks was reassigned to AHL Cleveland on Friday.

Veini Vehvilainen was called up in Kivlenieks' place and will likely serve as Joonas Korpisalo's backup as long as Elvis Merzlikins (upper body) is unavailable. Kivlenieks hasn't appeared in an NHL game this season.

February 23, 2021 01:16 PM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Added to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks was promoted to Columbus' active roster Tuesday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.

Elvis Merzlikins (upper body) was placed on injured reserve in a corresponding move, so Kivlenieks is likely in for an extended stay on the big club's roster. The 24-year-old Latvian has yet to appear in an NHL contest this year, but he could make his season debut soon.

February 21, 2021 11:40 AM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Ascends to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks was recalled from AHL Cleveland to the taxi squad Sunday.

Elvis Merzlikins hurt his arm during Saturday's loss to the Panthers. In turn, Kivlenieks will add depth at goalie moving forward, signaling that Merzlikins could miss time. Joonas Korpisalo is expected to take a bulk of the workload for the time being, but Kivlenieks could get a chance when back-to-backs happen.

February 18, 2021 01:48 PM
Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Activated off IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kivlenieks (lower body) was activated off injured reserve and assigned to AHL Cleveland on Thursday.

Kivlenieks is currently the fourth goalie on Columbus' organizational depth chart, so he could be in for an extended stay in the minors. The 24-year-old Latvian went 1-1-2 while posting a 2.95 GAA and a .898 save percentage in six NHL appearances last season.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLOTLGASVSA
05/08vs DETW 5-4 (OT)143337
05/07vs DETL 2-5133134
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPWLOTLMINSGASOGAASSPCTAPIM
2020-21CLB2110123703.41640.9000
2019-20CLB61122851402.951230.9000
Total82224082103.091870.9000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/178
Birthdate:
08/26/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Riga, Latvia
Team:
Columbus Blue Jackets
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NHL Experience:
1