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.
Facing Flyers
GColumbus Blue Jackets
February 20, 2020
Merzlikins will guard the cage during Thursday's home game versus Philadelphia, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
ANALYSIS
Merzlikins has struggled recently, suffering back-to-back losses while posting an ugly 3.87 GAA and .816 save percentage. The 25-year-old Latvian will try to bounce back in a home matchup with a Flyers club that hasn't been great on the road this year, having posted a 13-15-3 record through 31 away contests.
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Gets late hook in Philly
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February 18, 2020
Merzlikins stopped eight of 12 shots before being replaced by Matiss Kivlenieks early in the third period during Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Flyers.
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Gets starting nod against Flyers
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February 18, 2020
Merzlikins will be between the pipes on the road versus Philadelphia on Tuesday, Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site reports.
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Tagged with fourth straight loss
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February 16, 2020
Merzlikins made 23 saves in a 4-3 shootout loss to New Jersey on Sunday.
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Tending twine Sunday
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February 16, 2020
Merzlikins will defend the road net against the Devils on Sunday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
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Falls to Rangers
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February 14, 2020
Merzlikins made 25 saves in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Rangers.
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