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Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets re-signed Matiss Kivlenieks to a two-year contract extension worth $1.45 million ($725K AAV).

Entering Friday, Kivlenieks sits firmly as the No.3 goalie in the Blue Jackets' system but rumours of a potential deal for Elvis Merzlikins or Joonas Korpisalo have been floating around, so that could change. If it doesn't Kivlenieks will return to the AHL to start the 2020-21 season, where he was 9-8-3 with a 2.96 GAA and .904 SV% in 20 games last season.

Source: PuckPedia 10/9/20, 9:46 am EST

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Kivlenieks ends up getting the nod for Columbus.

Despite head coach John Tortorella saying that Joonas Korpisalo would start tonight, Kivlenieks will end up getting the nod in Minnesota. He was recalled last night because Elvis Merzlikins was hurt vs. the Senators and tonight will be his fourth start of the season. He's gone 1-0-2 with a 2.41 GAA and .907 SV% in the NHL and 9-8-2 with a 2.97 GAA and. 904 SV% in the AHL

Source: 02/25/20, 8:04 pm EST

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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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