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Elvis Merzlikins Must Show Signs of Life in His First Start in Three Weeks

A season to forget for Elvis Merzlikins. This is Merzlikins' fourth NHL season, and it has been by far his worst. In nine games and eight starts, he's posted a 4.74 GAA and a .864 SV%, both career lows. The analytics aren't kind, either. Per moneypuck.com, he's posted a league-worst...
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Blue Jackets' Elvis Merzlikins: Surrenders four goals Tuesday

Merzlikins allowed four goals in a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. This was the first time that Merzlikins, who had a lower-body injury and was activated off the injured reserve list Dec. 1, played in net since Nov. 15. The 28-year-old had a 5.69 GAA and .866 save percentage in his last four games before being shelved. Given his performance Tuesday, it seems his struggles aren't over. Merzlikins has a 2-6-0 record, 4.68 GAA and .866 save percentage in 10 contests.
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CBS Sports

Blue Jackets' Elvis Merzlikins: In goal versus Pens

Merzlikins will defend the cage on the road against the Penguins on Tuesday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports. Merzlikins will make his first appearance in the crease for the Jackets since he suffered a lower-body injury versus the Flyers on Nov. 15. Even with Merzlikins healthy, he is far from a lock for regular starts and will likely continue to serve as the secondary choice behind Joonas Korpisalo.
NHL

CBJ place G Elvis Merzlikins on IR, recall RW Trey Fix-Wolansky

The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins on Injured Reserve retroactive to November 15 and recalled right wing Trey Fix-Wolansky from the Cleveland Monsters, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Merzlikins, 28, suffered a hip injury on November 15...
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Columbus Blue Jackets place goaltender Elvis Merzlikins on IR

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Sunday morning that they have placed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins on IR. In a corresponding move, the team has also recalled winger Trey Fix-Wolansky from the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL. Merzlikins suffered a lower-body injury in Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The team had already recalled goaltender Daniil Tarasov on an emergency basis with the news that Merzlikins was expected to be out at least 1-2 weeks. Now with the goaltender on IR, the team could recall a forward as they deal with a rash of injuries.
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CBS Sports

Blue Jackets' Elvis Merzlikins: Moves to IR

Merzlikins (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday. Merzlikins, who was injured Nov. 15 against Philadelphia, is expected to be out for 1-2 weeks. Columbus has Joonas Korpisalo and Daniil Tarasov handling the goaltending duties. The Blue Jackets also announced Sunday that forward Trey Fix-Wolansky has been recalled from AHL Cleveland.
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SportsGrid

Blue Jackets G Elvis Merzlikins Leaves Tuesday's Game Early

Elvis Merzlikins left the game early on Tuesday due to an injury, Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets’ official website reports. Merzlikins had to leave the game due to what looks like a lower-body injury. Merzlikins suffered the injury after allowing a goal and couldn’t put any weight on the leg as he left the ice. Joonas Korpisalo replaced Merzlikins during the game and will start in his place should he miss additional time.
Yardbarker

Blue Jackets' Elvis Merzlikins, Jake Bean leave game against Flyers

The nightmare continues. Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins left Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers with an apparent lower-body injury. Merzlikins could not put any weight on his left leg following Noah Cates’ second-period goal. Joonas Korpisalo, who dealt with his own injury issues earlier in the season, finished the game in a 5-4 victory for Columbus.
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CBS Sports

Blue Jackets' Elvis Merzlikins: Out 1-2 weeks

Merzlikins (lower body) will miss 1-2 weeks, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports. Merzlikins was injured Tuesday and left the game against the Flyers in the second period. He was replaced by Joonas Korpisalo, who will take over for now as the Blue Jackets' top netminder. Merzlikins has struggled this season, going 2-5-0 with a 4.74 GAA and .864 save percentage.

Blue Jackets' Elvis Merzlikins on struggles, verbal abuse: 'This is a new life challenge'

The Blue Jackets are barely a month in the season and it’s already the worst that goalie Elvis Merzlikins has ever experienced, personally and as a team. Going into Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Blue Jackets are last in the Metropolitan Division at 4-9-1 and Merzlikins hasn’t started in three straight games while posting a 2-5-0 record with a 4.82 goals-against average and .863 save percentage in seven starts.
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CBS Sports

Blue Jackets' Elvis Merzlikins: In goal Tuesday

Merzlikins will get the starting nod at home versus the Flyers on Tuesday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svobodareports. Merzlikins is mired in a four-game losing streak during which he has posted a 5.74 GAA. If the 28-year-old Latvian can't rediscover his game soon, he may find himself watching from the bench in favor of Joonas Korpisalo. At this point, neither netminder has performed significantly better than the other, so look for the duo to continue splitting starts for the time being.
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CBS Sports

Blue Jackets' Elvis Merzlikins: Exits contest

Merzlikins left Tuesday's game versus the Flyers with an apparent lower-body injury, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports. Merzlikins appeared to suffer the injury on Noah Cates' goal in the second period. Merzlikins was unable to put any weight on one of his legs as he exited the contest. He gave up two goals on 17 shots and was replaced by Joonas Korpisalo. More information on Merzlikins' injury should be available before Thursday's game versus the Canadiens.
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Arturs Silovs will represent Latvia at World Championships, along with another Ian Clark-found goaltender in Elvis Merzlikins

Vancouver Canucks goaltending prospect Arturs Silovs is headed for the World Champonships to represent Team Latvia, the club announced Friday afternoon. The 21-year-old Latvian netminder has tremendous upside that fans got a glimpse of in the preseason when he turned in a solid performance in a Canucks win over the Seattle Kraken.
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