Joonas Korpisalo
Joonas Korpisalo
25-Year-Old GoalieG
Columbus Blue Jackets
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Korpisalo's apprenticeship under Sergei Bobrovsky has finally come to an end. The 25-year-old has spent the last four seasons as the backup in Columbus, and his performance since his rookie season has left a lot to be desired. While Korpisalo is capable of big games, his overall inconsistency has led to sub-.900 save percentages in each of the last two campaigns. With Bobrovsky now a Panther, his former understudy heads into camp perched precariously atop the depth chart for the Blue Jackets, but prospect Elvis Merzlikins will be looking to unseat him. If Korpisalo does start, he'll at least have the benefit of working behind a blue line corps that remains one of the best in the league. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract extension with the Blue Jackets in July of 2019.
Facing Wild
GColumbus Blue Jackets
February 28, 2020
Korpisalo will guard the cage during Friday's home matchup with Minnesota, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
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Korpisalo was sharp in his last appearance Monday against Ottawa, stopping 14 of 15 shots after replacing the injured Elvis Merzlikins (undisclosed) in the second period of the eventual 4-3 win. He'll attempt to pick up his 19th victory of the season in a home matchup with a Wild team that's 13-15-2 on the road this year.
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The Finnish netminder once again saw limited action behind workhorse Sergei Bobrovsky, and the lack of work may have started to affect Korpisalo's development, as he put up the worst stats of his three-year NHL career in 2017-18. Now 24 years old, he has shown occasional flashes of No. 1 upside in the past, but the Blue Jackets were concerned enough about their options behind Bobrovsky that they brought in Jean-Francois Berube in the offseason, and the organization will be looking for further development from Matiss Kivlenieks as well. If Korpisalo struggles again in his sporadic chances, this could end up being his final season with the Blue Jackets.
There’s only so much fantasy appeal in a backup tender stuck behind a reigning Vezina Trophy winner, but Sergei Bobrovsky’s understudy has wet his feet to the tune of 45 career NHL games, holding a respectable 23-16-5 record and .915 save percentage over the last two seasons. Korpisalo takes up plenty of real estate in the cage at 6-foot-3, and he’s unafraid to challenge skaters outside of the blue paint. Embarking on his his age 23-season, view the Finn as a solid, up-and-coming insurance option in Columbus.
Korpisalo, an athletic young Finnish goalie, needs a lot of polish, but he's got NHL upside.
This Finnish goaltending prospect was the Jackets' second-round pick in this past June's draft. Korpisalo will have prototypical size for an NHL netminder once he's done growing, but he's a way from seeing NHL ice. He will spend another season in Finland after turning some heads at last winter's World Junior Championships.
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Won't start after all
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February 25, 2020
Contrary to a previous report, Korpisalo will serve as the backup for Tuesday's game in Minnesota, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
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Gets starting nod
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February 25, 2020
Korpisalo will patrol the crease during Tuesday's road game versus the Wild, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
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Earns OT win in relief
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February 24, 2020
Korpisalo made 14 saves on 15 shots in a 4-3 overtime win over the Senators.
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Officially back with team
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February 23, 2020
Korpisalo (knee) was recalled from AHL Cleveland and activated off injured reserve Sunday.
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Sent down for conditioning
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Knee
February 19, 2020
Columbus assigned Korpisalo (knee) to AHL Cleveland on a conditioning assignment Wednesday.
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