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Korpisalo starts Saturday vs. the Islanders.

Korpisalo stopped 30 of 32 shots in the Blue Jackets win over the Stars on Wednesday. Korpisalo has won three of his last four starts while posting a 2.25 GAA and .914 SV% and has not given up more than two goals in three straight outings. The Islanders come in averaging just 2.43 goals per game (25th in the NHL) so Korpisalo makes for a decent option on the second-half of a back-to-back.

Source: Jeff Svoboda 10/19/19, 6:31 pm EST

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Korpisalo will start Wednesday vs. the Stars.

Korpisalo allowed two goals on 32 shots in the Blue Jackets’ win in Carolina last Saturday. After a tough start to the season vs. Toronto, Korpisalo has played well in his last three starts, going 2-1-0 while stopping 66 of the 73 shots (.904 SV%) that he has faced. Tonight he takes on a Dallas team that ranks dead last in the NHL in goal-scoring (1.86 GF/gm).

Source: Jeff Svoboda 10/16/19, 11:23 am EST

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Korpisalo will start Friday vs. the Ducks.

Korpisalo stopped 15 of the 18 shots that he faced in the Blue Jackets 4-3 overtime win over the Sabres on Monday. Korpisalo wasn’t busy but he did enough to out-duel Linus Ullmark on the other end. Dating back to the start of last season, Korpisalo is 5-5-1 with a .876 SV% in his last 12 starts at Nationwide Arena. Tonight he gets a Ducks team that are winning games but are averaging just 2.25 goals per game.

Source: Alison Lukan 10/11/19, 11:05 am EST

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Anderson is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury; will not play on Monday.

Anderson played 16:54 and 16:01 TOI in his first two games of the season but will come out of the lineup vs. Buffalo. Anderson battled a lingering shoulder injury throughout training camp but there’s no evidence that it’s the same injury. Sonny Milano will replace Anderson in the Blue Jackets lineup.

Source: Alison Lukan 10/7/19, 10:35 am EST

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Korpisalo will start Monday vs. the Sabres.

Korpisalo allowed four goals on 29 shots in the Blue Jackets loss to the Maple Leafs on Friday. Elvis Merzlikins was torched in the second game of the Blue Jackets back-to-back, so head coach John Tortorella will come back to Korpisalo on Monday. The Sabres have had a nice start to the season, winning each of their first two games while outscoring their opponents 10-3.

Source: Alison Lukan 10/7/19, 10:30 am EST

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Merzlikins will make his NHL debut on Saturday.

With Joonas Korpisalo starting the season opener vs. Toronto, it sets Merzlikins up for a date with the Pittsburgh Penguins in his NHL debut. The Blue Jackets have high hopes for the 2014 third-round pick, who turned in a .921 SV% in two straight seasons while playing with Lugano of the Swiss-A League. He will have spot-start value this season, but this is a tough spot for him.

Source: Brian Hedger 10/5/19, 6:35 pm EST

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Korpisalo will start Friday’s season opener vs. the Maple Leafs.

With Sergei Bobrovsky bolting for Florida in free agency, Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins as Columbus’ goaltending tandem. In 38 starts (45 games) over the last two seasons, Korpisalo has gone 18-15-4 with an ugly 3.11 GAA and .897 SV%. It could be a tough season for Korpisalo and the Blue Jackets and an opening night matchup with Toronto should force him to your fantasy benches.

Source: Mark Scheig 10/2/19, 3:23 pm EST

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