Mrazek will start Tuesday in Tampa Bay.
Mrazek allowed two goals on 25 shots in the Hurricanes loss in Winnipeg on Sunday. It was Mrazek’s best start in a Carolina jersey and tonight he will make his fourth appearance of the season. Mrazek has a 3.05 GAA and .870 SV% so far and is a risky start against a Lightning team.
Mrazek will start against the Jets on Sunday.
McElhinney will start Saturday in Minnesota.
McElhinney allowed three goals on 25 shots in the Hurricanes win over the Canucks on Tuesday. McElhinney has won each of his first two starts since being claimed off of waivers from Toronto. The veteran has stopped 53 of the 57 shots (.930 SV%) he has faced so far, but remains a risky option tonight in Minnesota.
McElhinney will start Tuesday vs. the Canucks.
McElhinney was picked up off of waivers off of Toronto with Scott Darling out to start the season. In his first start with the Hurricanes, McElhinney turned aside 31 of 32 shots in the Hurricanes win in Columbus. With Petr Mrazek struggling in his first couple of starts, McElhinney will get his second start against a Canucks team that has scored nine goals in their first two games.
van Riemsdyk is expected to be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
van Riemsdyk had five shots on goal and a minus-1 rating while averaging 16:53 TOI/GM in the first three games of the season. The Hurricanes will get Haydn Fleury his first game of the season, replacing van Riemsdyk in the lineup vs. the Canucks.
Fleury is expected to draw into the Hurricanes lineup on Tuesday.
Fleury spent most of his time with the Hurricanes last year, picking up eight assists in 67 games. The former No.7 overall pick has posted strong offensive numbers at lower-levels but will be limited in Carolina because of their depth on the blueline.
McElhinney is in the starter's crease at the Hurricanes morning skate.
Zykov will be a healthy scratch on Sunday
Di Giusppe will draw into the Hurricanes lineup on Sunday.
Mrazek will start Sunday vs. the Rangers.
Mrazek allowed two goals on 20 shots in the Hurricanes overtime loss to the Islanders on Thursday. Mrazek was given the Hurricanes’ second game off, but will draw back back between the pipes this afternoon vs. the Rangers. New York has a thin roster but Mrazek is always a risky option.
McElhinney will make his Hurricanes debut in Columbus on Friday.
Source: Sara Civ 10/5/18, 5:05 pm EST
Mrazek will start Thursday against the Islanders.
Mrazek enjoyed a breakout season during the 2016 season, but has tied for the league’s worst qualified SV% (.901) in 89 games since. With Scott Darling out to start the regular season, Mrazek will get a shot as the Hurricanes’ No.1 right away. He will be playing behind one of the best possession teams in hockey, so he should see less shots than he became accustom to in Detroit.
The Hurricanes have claimed Curtis McElhinney off of waivers from Toronto.
McElhinney lost the backup job in Toronto to Garret Sparks, so he was placed on waivers and picked up by the Hurricanes. McElhinney figures to serve as Petr Mrazek’s backup while Scott Darling (lower-body) is out, but will likely find himself back on waivers after that.
Darling (lower-body) will miss “a couple weeks, for sure.”
Darling suffered a lower-body injury in the Hurricanes’ preseason finale and will miss at least a couple of weeks. Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour said that his MRI revealed “nothing major” but it will still cost him some time to start the season. With Darling out, the Hurricanes will turn to Petr Mrazek as their No.1 for the foreseeable future.
Darling left Sunday’s preseason game with a lower-body injury.
Darling was hurt in the Hurricanes’ preseason finale and is questionable for the start of the season thanks to a lower-body ailment. The Hurricanes will turn to Petr Mrazek if Darling misses any time. This is a tough start to the season for the 29-year-old, who will look to improve after a disastrous debut season in Carolina—3.18 GAA and .888 SV% in 43 starts.
Ferland is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Ferland was acquired along with Dougie Hamilton from the Flames this offseason and will look to build off of a career-best 41 points (21G / 20A) in 2018. Ferland will be held off of the ice for “a few days” according to Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour, so it doesn’t sound like he’s in any danger of missing the start of the season.
Rask underwent surgery on his fourth and fifth figures on his right hand and is out indefinitely.
The Hurricanes acquired Cliff Pu, a 2019 second-round pick, a 2020 third-round pick and a 2020 sixth-round pick from the Sabres for Jeff Skinner.
The Hurricanes re-signed Trevor van Riemsdyk to a two-year deal worth $4.6M ($2.3M AAV).
The Hurricanes have signed Calvin de Haan to a four-year deal worth $18.2M ($4.55M AAV).
de Haan was one of the biggest defenseman on the market and lands in Carolina, where he’ll be a part of one of the best bluelines in the NHL. de Haan is coming off of a bad shoulder injury, that limited him to 33 games in 2018. However, he was on-pace for a career-high 30 points (3G / 27A) before getting hurt.