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The Blue Jackets have signed Elvis Merzlikins to a two-year contract extension worth $8.0 million ($4.0M AAV).

Merzlikins exploded onto the scene in his first year in North America, going 13-9-8 with a 2.35 GAA, .923 SV% and five shutouts. Merzlikins went on an eight-game winning streak from mid-January to mid-February and was hurt right before the season paused. This signing comes less than a week after Columbus signed Joonas Korpisalo to a two-year, $5.6 million extension ($2.8M AAV), so they've got their young goaltending duo tied up for the next two seasons at a $6.9M AAV cap-hit.

Source: Aaron Portzline 04/23/20, 4:27 pm EST

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The Blue Jackets have signed Joonas Korpisalo to a two-year contract extension worth $5.6 million ($2.8M AAV).

Korpisalo was set to become a restricted free agent this offseason but got a two-year extension on Friday. Korpisalo will make $2.2 million in 2021 and $3.4 million in 2022, which would be the first season of his UFA years. In the first year without Sergei Bobrovsky, Korpisalo went 19-12-5 with a 2.60 GAA and .911 SV% in 37 games (35 starts) while splitting the crease primarily with Elvis Merzlikins. Throughout his five-year career, Korpisalo has gone 60-43-14 with a 2.80 GAA And .908 SV%.

Source: Columbus Blue Jackets 04/17/20, 4:07 pm EST

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Korpisalo led the Blue Jackets onto the ice for warmups.

Korpisalo allowed three goals on 39 shots in the Blue Jackets win over the Canucks. Korpisalo has gone 2-1-0 with a 3.82 GAA and .884 SV% in three games since returning from injury and is expected to start for the fourth time in five games on Wednesday. Tonight he faces a Flames team that is struggling on home-ice, losing six of their last seven while being outscored 35-to-23.

Source: Jeff Svoboda 03/4/20, 8:05 pm EST

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Korpisalo is expected to start Wednesday in Calgary.

Korpisalo allowed three goals on 39 shots in the Blue Jackets win over the Canucks. Korpisalo has gone 2-1-0 with a 3.82 GAA and .884 SV% in three games since returning from injury and is expected to start for the fourth time in five games on Wednesday. Tonight he faces a Flames team that is struggling on home-ice, losing six of their last seven while being outscored 35-to-23.

Source: Aaron Portzline 03/4/20, 7:04 pm EST

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