Elvis Merzlikins
Elvis Merzlikins
25-Year-Old GoalieG
Columbus Blue Jackets
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A third round pick in the 2014 draft, Merzlikins has been honing his skills over the last few years with Swiss powerhouse Lugano, but Sergei Bobrovsky's departure opens the door for the Latvian to jump right to the NHL without any minor-league seasoning. Merzlikins is a classic butterfly goalie with size and athleticism, and if he can temper his natural aggression enough to keep his angles, he's got the potential to be Bobrovsky's successor. Joonas Korpisalo is likely to open the season as the No. 1 in net for Columbus due to his experience, but if Merzlikins adapts quickly, he could well steal the job sometime this winter. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract extension with the Blue Jackets in May of 2019.
Strong return to starting duty
GColumbus Blue Jackets
March 8, 2020
Merzlikins allowed only one goal on 27 shots in a 2-1 win over the Canucks on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Merzlikins kept the Canucks off the board for two periods before Elias Pettersson scored in the third. Prior to a concussion that cost Merzlikins four games, the Latvian goal has posted a 0-3-4 record with 22 goals allowed in eight appearances. He improved to 13-9-8 with a 2.35 GAA and a .923 save percentage. Merzlikins and Joonas Korpisalo should continue split starts down the stretch unless one of the two netminders gets hot.
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Tending twine Sunday
GColumbus Blue Jackets
March 8, 2020
Merzlikins will draw the road start for Sunday's matchup against the Canucks.
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Dressed for Saturday's contest
GColumbus Blue Jackets
March 7, 2020
Merzlikins (concussion) will serve as his team's backup Saturday against Edmonton, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
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Traveling with team
GColumbus Blue Jackets
Concussion
March 2, 2020
Merzlikins (concussion) joined the team for its three-game road trip, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
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Out Sunday
GColumbus Blue Jackets
Concussion
March 1, 2020
Merzlikins (concussion) will not play Sunday against the Canucks, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.
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Diagnosed with concussion
GColumbus Blue Jackets
Concussion
February 29, 2020
According to Alison Lukan of The Athletic, Merzlikins was diagnosed with a concussion Saturday.
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