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Columbus Blue Jackets

Kivlenieks will start Saturday afternoon in Buffalo.

Kivlenieks stopped 31 of 32 shots in the Blue Jackets win in New York on January 19th. It was a fantastic NHL debut for the 23-year-old, who draws a great matchup today in Buffalo. Kivlenieks has gone 9-7-2 with a 2.91 GAA and .903 SV% in 18 AHL games this season and gets set to face a Sabres team that has lost three in a row.

Source: Mark Scheig 02/1/20, 12:19 pm EST

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The Blue Jackets have recalled Matiss Kivlenieks from Cleveland (AHL).

Joonas Korpisalo was forced to leave Sunday's shootout loss with a lower-body injury and Kivlenieks' recall suggests that Korpisalo will miss some time. Kivlenieks has gone 7-6-2 with a 3.04 GAA and .894 SV% in 15 AHL games this season. This leaves the Blue Jackets with an inexperienced goaltending tandem. The 23-year-old Kivlenieks has never played in the NHL and 25-year-old Elvis Merzlikins has not won a game in his first 10 career NHL games.

Source: Alison Lukan 12/30/19, 10:50 am EST

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The Blue Jackets have recalled Matiss Kivlenieks from Cleveland (AHL).

Kivlenieks has gone 5-1-2 with a 2.37 GAA and .909 SV% in seven AHL games this season. Kivlenieks has earned his first career call-up but likely won't get any starts with the big club. Joonas Korpisalo figures to get all three starts on their road trip with Kivlenieks replacing Elvis Merzlikins as his back-up until next week.

Source: Mark Scheig 11/7/19, 9:19 am EST

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