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Curtis McElhinney

Curtis McElhinney

Tampa Bay Lightning

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Curtis McElhinney will be heading to Tampa Bay after signing a one-year $1.3 million deal with the Lightning Monday. (Source: Pierre LeBrun on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 36-year old journeyman served as Carolina's backup goaltender this past season where he maintained a 20-11-2 record, along with a 2.58 GAA and 0.912 SV% in 33 starts. His veteran presence is comfort for Tampa Bay to have in case anything happens to their star goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy


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Curtis McElhinney surrendered three goals on 22 shots in a 4-0 series ending loss to the Boston Bruins Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: McElhinney did everything he could to help the Hurricanes get back into the series against Boston but it was no use. The Bruins appear to be an experienced team on a mission this post-season and there was little Carolina could do to stop it. McElhinney will finish the post-season with a 3-2 record, 2.01 GAA, and a 0.930 SV%.


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Curtis McElhinney stopped 29 out of 31 shots faced in Carolina's 2-1 Game Three loss to the Boston Bruins Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: McElhinney played a very solid game for Carolina but unfortunately, opposing goaltender Tuukka Rask was even better. Head coach Rod Brind'Amour stated he has not yet made a decision on if either McElhinney or Mrazek will start Game Four. By the looks of it McElhinney would seem like the more logical option as he currently has a 3-1 record, along with a 1.70 GAA and a 0.943 SV% this post-season.


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Curtis McElhinney stopped 28 out of 30 shots faced by the Islanders to help the Hurricanes secure a 5-2 win in Game Three Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: McElhinney stepped in nicely for Carolina as starting goalie Petr Mrazek went down with an upper-body injury in Game Two back on Sunday. It has not been decided yet if Mrazek will return for Game Four this Friday, but if he does not start, then McElhinney will get the call once again.


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Curtis McElhinney will get the start in Wednesday night's game against the Hurricanes after Petr Mrazek sustained a lower-body injury in Game Two. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: McElhinney will be the oldest goaltender to make their first ever career post-season start in the NHL. McElhinney was called upon to action in the middle of Game Two after Petr Mrazek went down with a lower-body injury. He stopped all 17 shots faced in Game Two, and will look to help his team secure a Game Three victory at home Wednesday.


McElhinney’s shutout was his first of the season. The Canes continue to play good hockey and get the 4-0 win to start off a season-long five game road trip.

Fantasy Impact: McElhinney made 23 saves to shut down the Penguins. The 35 year-old continues to be quite serviceable since being claimed off waivers from Toronto early in the season. In 19 games this season McElhinney is 12-6-1 with a GAA of 2.37 and a save percentage of .918. It was his 9 career shutout.


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Curtis McElhinney stopped 27 of 29 shots against the Ducks in an overtime loss.

Fantasy Impact: McElhinney's looked solid lately as he's allowed just seven goals through his past five starts, he'll see the Kings next.


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Curtis McElhinney stopped 33 of 34 shots in a 2-1 win against the Devils.

Fantasy Impact: McElhinney's record is up to 4 wins and two losses. His save percentage sits at .903.


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Curtis McElhinney allowed three goals on 22 shot attempts in the Hurricanes 3-1 home loss to Colorado Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: While it was the veteran's first loss on the young season, he's allowed three goals in his last three starts. He's a spot-start at best in favorable matchups.


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Just one day after voicing confidence that he'd won Toronto's backup goalie job, Curtis McElhinney was placed on waivers by the Maple Leafs. (Source: Sportsnet Canada)

Fantasy Impact: McElhinney's waiver assignment was a surprise to say the least. He notched a 2.14 GAA with 11 wins as Toronto's back up net-minder in 2017-18. The move means Garret Sparks has won the job backing up Leafs starting goalie Frederik Andersen. While McElhinney could offer a variety of NHL teams affordable experience as a backup goalie, his 2018-19 fantasy value is likely to be very sparse.


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Curtis McElhinney allowed five goals on 37 shot attempts in Toronto's 5-1 loss to Detroit in the Leafs final preseason game Saturday night. (Source: Sportsnet Canada)

Fantasy Impact: Neither McElhinney nor Garret Sparks or Calvin Pickard did much to earn the Leafs back up goaltender slot behind Frederik Andersen in the preseason, but McElhinney appears to have won the role. That said, all three potential backups survived the Leafs initial roster cuts Sunday —and three are waiver-eligible when Toronto's final roster is due at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday.


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McElhinney stopped all 37 shots he faced as the Maple Leafs went on to shut out the Hurricanes 4-0 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: This marks McElhinney's first shutout in a Maple Leafs uniform and his first shutout since the 2013/2014 season. In six games played with the Maple Leafs he is sitting at a 3-3 record with a 2.08 goals against average.


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McElhinney stood on his head to stop 39 of the 40 shots he faced in the Maple Leafs 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: McElhinney has been a solid backup for the Maple Leafs since they picked hum up off of waivers on January 10th. In his four starts with the team, McElhinney has gone 3-1 with a .939 goals against average.


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McElhinney turned away 35 of the 37 shots he faced in the Maple Leafs win over the Ottawa Senators Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: McElhinney was solid in his first game as a Maple Leaf getting the team a tough win on the road. Though as it stands right now, he will predominately serve as a back-up behind goalie Frederick Andersen which limits his fantasy value.


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McElhinney was claimed by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. Anton Forsberg was called up from Cleveland after an excellent half-season there. (Source: Sean Leahy of Yahoo Sports)

Fantasy Impact: As backup goalie for the Blue Jackets, McElhinney had minimal time in net. He may get more opportunities with Toronto.


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With backup goalie McElhinney in net on Saturday, the Blue Jackets took a second consecutive loss following their sixteen game streak. The team could not hold a 4-1 lead, the final blow coming with only 17 seconds left in the third period.

Fantasy Impact: Having played only five games this season, McElhinney is not a fantasy option unless Sergei Bobrovsky gets injured.


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Curtis McElhinney was excellent on Tuesday, saving 44 of 46 shots to beat the Kings, 3-2 in the shootout, for his second win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: With No. 1 G Sergei Bobrovsky playing well, McElhinney hasn't seen much time between the pipes, but he's made the most of it, going 2-0-2 with a 1.99 GAA.


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Blue Jackets G Curtis McElhinney allowed three goals on 27 shots in a 3-2 OT loss to the Avalanche on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The Blue Jackets backup G was solid, but it wasn't enough for his first win of the season. He's 0-0-2 in limited time playing behind Sergei Bobrovsky.


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Curtis McElhinney made 40 saves and allowed three goals but skated away with a win Tuesday night versus the Dallas Stars, 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: His numbers overall aren't very good, but McElhinney certainly had a great game last night. Unfortunately, he is not reliable enough to be owned in nearly any format.


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Curtis McElhinney recorded 29 saves and gave up three goals in a loss to the Florida Panthers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: McElhinney only has one win on the year as a replacement goalie for the Blue Jackets and is not a suggested fantasy start.


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Curtis McElhinney allowed three goals to the Ducks on Friday en route to a 4-2 loss. The fourth Ducks goal came on an empty net.

Fantasy Impact: McElhinney's 30 saves wasn't quite enough to earn him his first win of the season, and his lack of wins seems strange with a 2.58 GAA and very solid .912 Save%.


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Cirtis McElhinney allowed three goals on 28 shots against the New York Islanders on Tuesday night, bringing the Blue Jackets record to a disastrous 0-7.

Fantasy Impact: McElhinney held down the fort until the third, where three goals were scored in a 5:26 span. All goals were even strength, so there's no penalty kill unit to blame, just poor performance on the part of all Blue Jackets.


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