Korpisalo underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus and will miss 4-to-6 weeks.
Head coach John Tortorella said that Korpisalo would be out "weeks" but it is officially at least one month. The Blue Jackets will be without their starting netminder until early-to-mid February, forcing Elvis Merzlikins into the No.1 role for the first time in his career.
Korpisalo is expected to miss "weeks" with a knee injury.
Korpisalo has been among the best goalies in the NHL since mid-November, ranking first in the NHL in wins (11), tied for second in shutouts (2), tied for sixth in GAA (2.04) and tied for 10th in SV% (.926) over that span. Korpisalo suffered a knee injury during the shootout vs. Chicago last night and now the Blue Jackets turn to an inexperienced duo of Elvis Merzlikins and Matiss Kivlenieks.
Korpisalo left Sunday's game with a lower-body injury.
Korpisalo was hurt in the first round of the shootout during the Blue Jackets' loss to the Blackhawks on Sunday. He showed some discomfort after Jonathan Toews scored on him and it got progressively worse, ending in Korpisalo being wheeled into the dressing room on a gurney. Korpisalo is set to undergo an MRI and further evaluation before the Blue Jackets release a detailed timetable.
Korpisalo starts Sunday vs. the Blackhawks.
Korpisalo will start Friday in Washington.
Korpisalo allowed two goals on 37 shots in the Blue Jackets' win over the Islanders on Monday. Korpisalo is on a five-game winning streak, posting a really impressive 1.60 GAA, .941 SV% and one shutout. The shutout came against the Capitals, who he'll face for the third time this season--he is 2-0 and has stopped 67 of 69 shots (.971 SV%) in the first two meetings.
Korpisalo will start Monday against the Islanders.
Korpisalo will start Saturday vs. the Devils.
Korpisalo will start Thursday vs. the Kings.
Korpisalo gave up three goals on 21 shots in the Blue Jackets' win in Detroit on Tuesday. It wasn't his best outing but it was enough to earn the victory and move him to 3-0-2 with a 1.69 GAA, .943 SV% and one shutout in his last five games. Now they return home, where Korpisalo has gone 9-8-1 with a 2.53 GAA, .905 SV% and two shutouts this season.
Korpisalo will start Tuesday in Detroit.
Korpisalo stopped all 30 shots that he faced in the Blue Jackets' shutout win over the Capitals last night. With Elvis Merzlikins struggling and a very winnable game on-tap, Korpisalo will start on back-to-back nights. He allowed four goals on 26 shots in a win in his first start vs. the Red Wings and is 2-0-2 with a 1.34 GAA and .958 SV% in his last four starts.
Korpisalo will start Monday vs. the Capitals.
Korpisalo allowed two goals on 19 shots after replacing Elvis Merzlikins in the Blue Jackets' overtime loss in Ottawa on Saturday. Korpisalo's last three outings have all been strong, as he's posted a .944 SV% but has lost two of three. The win came against the Capitals, who he'll face again tonight--last Monday he stopped 37 of 39 in a 5-2 victory.
Korpisalo will start Thursday in Pittsburgh.
Korpisalo allowed two goals on 39 shots in the Blue Jackets' win in Washington on Monday. It was an outstanding outing for Korpisalo, who will make his 24th start of the season on Thursday. In his first start against the Penguins, Korpisalo stopped 29 of 31 shots in a 5-2 win in late-November.
Korpisalo will start Monday in Washington.
Korpisalo allowed three goals on 19 shots in the Blue Jackets' loss to the Rangers last Thursday. Since his four-game winning streak was snapped, Korpisalo has lost three of his last four games while posting a 2.80 GAA and .889 SV%. Things could get worse on Monday. The Capitals have won six in a row while scoring 4.00 goals per game, so Korpisalo is a low-end option to start the week.
Korpisalo will start Thursday vs. the Rangers.
Korpisalo will start Tuesday vs. the Coyotes.
Korpisalo allowed two goals on 31 shots in the Blue Jackets win over the Penguins on Friday. Elvis Merzlikins started Saturday, so Korpisalo comes into Tuesday's game playing great and well-rested. Korpisalo has won five of his last six starts while posting a 2.16 GAA, .920 SV% and one shutout. Tonight he takes on a Coyotes team that has lost four of their last six (2-2-2) while scoring just 2.33 goals per game.
Korpisalo starts Friday vs. the Penguins.
Korpisalo will start Wednesday vs. the Flyers.
Korpisalo stopped all 25 shots that he faced in the Blue Jackets shutout win over the Senators on Monday. Korpisalo is red-hot right now, winning four in a row while stopping 102 of the 110 shots (.927 SV%) that he faced. In his first start against the Flyers, Korpisalo surrendered six goals on 45 shots in a 7-4 loss (Oct.26).
Korpisalo will start Monday vs. the Senators.
Korpisalo allowed four goals on 26 shots in the Blue Jackets win over the Red Wings last Thursday. Elvis Merzlikins gave him a breather on Saturday but Korpisalo is set to start for the eighth time in 10 games on Monday. After back-to-back terrible outings to end October, Korpisalo has settled in in November, going 4-3-0 with a 2.58 GAA and .913 SV% in seven starts. Tonight he faces a Senators team that has won five of their last six while scoring 3.00 goals per game.
Korpisalo will start Thursday vs. the Red Wings.
Korpisalo will start Tuesday vs. the Canadiens.
Korpisalo allowed two goals on 27 shots in the Blue Jackets 3-2 overtime win over the Blues last Friday. Korpisalo has elevated his game in November, going 2-3-0 while posting a 2.40 GAA and .919 SV%--a huge improvement on his 3.37 GAA and .886 SV% in 10 October starts. Tonight he faces a Montreal team that has gone 4-0-2 in their last six but just lost two of their top-9 forwards over the weekend.
Korpisalo will start Friday vs. the Blues.
Korpisalo allowed four goals on 36 shots in the Blue Jackets loss in Colorado last Saturday. Elvis Merzlikins gave him the night off in Montreal but they will turn back to their “No.1” guy on Friday. He is 3-5-1 with a 2.96 GAA and .889 SV% in his first nine home starts, so there’s not a lot to like about starting him vs. the Blues.