Kivlenieks was sent back down to AHL Cleveland on Wednesday.
Kivlenieks didn't appear in a game during his short stint with the big club, so he's yet to appear in an NHL game. Elvis Merzlikins was recalled in a corresponding move.
The Blue Jackets recalled Kivlenieks from AHL Cleveland on Tuesday.
Columbus sent Elvis Merzlikins to AHL Cleveland in a corresponding move, so Kivlenieks will serve as Joonas Korpisalo's backup for the foreseeable future. However, he likely won't get any starts during his time with the big club, which could come to an end ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Islanders if the Jackets don't want Korpisalo to make back-to-back starts. The 23-year-old has posted a 2.51 GAA and .903 save percentage in nine AHL appearances this season.
The Blue Jackets reassigned Kivlenieks to AHL Cleveland on Sunday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Kivlenieks accompanied the Blue Jackets on a two-game road trip but didn't draw a start. The 22-year-old has a .909 save percentage and 2.37 GAA over seven appearances with Cleveland this year.
The Blue Jackets recalled Kivlenieks from AHL Cleveland on Wednesday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Columbus sent Elvis Merzlikins to Cleveland to get some game action and fine-tune his skills, so Kivlenieks was brought up to back up Joonas Korpisalo during the team's upcoming three-game road trip. With no back-to-back games on the docket, Kivlenieks figures to stay in a backup role for the duration of the trip and will likely be demoted when the team returns home Nov. 15 against the Blues. Kivlenieks has a .913 save percentage and 4-1-2 record in the minors this season.
The Blue Jackets assigned Kivlenieks (undisclosed) to AHL Cleveland on Tuesday.
Kivlenieks was previously considered day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, but that's evidently no longer an issue. The 22-year-old will now settle into his role as AHL Cleveland's starter.
Kivlenieks is considered day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, Brian Hedger of the Blue Jackets offical site reports.
Kivlenieks is a long shot to secure the backup job behind Sergei Bobrovsky, as that role figures to go to Joonas Korpisalo or Jean-Francois Berube. Once camp begins to wrap up, the youngster Kivlenieks figurers to be shipped off to AHL Cleveland, where he will split time with either Korpisalo or Berube.
Kivlenieks saved all seven shots he faced in the first period of Monday's 4-1 loss to Buffalo.
It was a small sample size but the 22-year-old looked sharp in his first action of the preseason. He turned away all seven shots he saw, including two during a Buffalo power play.
Kivlenieks will man the crease against the Sabres on Monday night.
The Latvian netminder appeared in 43 games for AHL Cleveland last season, posting a 14-21-0 record and .891 save percentage. Kivlenieks will likely spend the 2018-19 campaign in the AHL once again barring an injury to Sergei Bobrovsky or Joonas Korpisalo.
Kivlenieks will join Latvia at the 2018 IIHF World Championship, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Kivlenieks had a disappointing year with AHL Cleveland, as he posted a 14-21-0 record with an .891 save percentage. The 21-year-old may not feature between the pipes for Latvia, but he should benefit from some additional exposure versus high-level competition. The undrafted netminder just finished the first year of his ELC, which gives the Blue Jackets some time to fully evaluate his game.
Kivlenieks was returned to AHL Cleveland on Thursday.
Kivlenieks is entrenched as the No. 3 goalie in the Blue Jackets system. He's on a regular AHL/NHL rotation with Joonas Korpisalo, as the Blue Jackets have the luxury of spinning the odometer on reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky.
Kivlenieks was called up from AHL Cleveland on Tuesday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
The Latvian continues his rotation with Joonas Korpisalo to maximize their playing time at the appropriate organizational levels. Kivlenieks still hasn't made his NHL debut, despite racking up plenty of miles on the team shuttle this season.
Kivlenieks was returned to AHL Cleveland on Sunday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
Kivlenieks was up with the parent club as part of a paper transaction, allowing Joonas Korpisalo to start against AHL Rockford on Saturday. Look for these goaltenders to trade places often, as there's not a lot of NHL work on their plates as understudies to reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky.
The Blue Jackets recalled Kivlenieks from AHL Cleveland on Friday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
The Blue Jackets sent Korpisalo to Cleveland in a corresponding move so he can start Saturday against AHL Rockford, and they're required to have two goaltenders on their roster, which is why they were forced to promote Kivlenieks. The 21-year-old netminder will be returned to the minors as soon as Korpisalo is recalled, which will presumably happen prior to Sunday's matchup with the Panthers.
Kivlenieks was reassigned to AHL Cleveland on Sunday, per the AHL transactions page.
This was essentially a paper transaction made to enable the organization's No. 2 goaltender, Joonas Korpisalo, to play a game in the minors Saturday while the Jackets had a day off. While Kivlenieks has been recalled twice this season, he doesn't appear to have a real chance of getting a look at the NHL level.
Kivlenieks is currently on the Blue Jackets roster, according to TSN.ca.
An undrafted prospect, Kivlenieks has appeared in seven games with the AHL's Monsters, posting a 2-4-0 record, 2.70 GAA and .896 save percentage. It's clear that the Latvian needs to polish his game, and we'd be surprised if he makes his NHL debut at any point this season. The 21-year-old is currently with the parent club so that Joonas Korpisalo can draw into minor-league games; naturally, he wasn't seeing much action behind reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky.
Kivlenieks was reassigned to AHL Cleveland on Sunday.
The Latvian's first NHL stint was a brief one, lasting all of one game while he served as the backup goaltender. Kivlenieks is currently playing his first professional season, having played six games with Cleveland while recording a 2.64 GAA and .896 save percentage.
Kivlenieks will receive a call-up to the parent club, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
We wouldn't put too much stock in this transaction, as the Blue Jackets simply needed Kivlenieks to trade places with Joonas Korpisalo in order for Columbus' No. 2 netminder to see playing time in Saturday's game against AHL Milwaukee.
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