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2021 Player Review: Joonas Korpisalo was hot and cold

Joonas Korpisalo entered the 2021 season with a new contract in hand, eager to build on his stand-out performance in the 2020 playoff bubble. That playoff run featured two shutouts of the potent Toronto offense and a record-setting 85 saves in a marathon five overtime game against Tampa. Sadly, that...
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Blue Jackets’ Joonas Korpisalo is Out for the Season

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Tuesday they will be without goaltender Joonas Korpisalo for the remainder of the season. Korpisalo suffered the season-ending lower-body injury in the third period of Columbus’ 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday. Just a day ahead of his 27th birthday, the Finnish netminder completes a disappointing 2021 campaign where he went 9-13-7 with a 3.30 goals-against average and an .894 save percentage.
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Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Draws road start

Korpisalo will patrol the road crease in Sunday's matchup against Tampa Bay, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports. The 26-year-old has had a tough year by his standards to this point, going 9-13-7 along with a 3.27 GAA and .894 save percentage across 32 appearances. Korpisalo has been decent against Tampa Bay this season, though, going 1-0-0 and stopping 73 of 81 shots he's faced in three appearances. It will likely be another tough test for Korpisalo on Sunday, as the Lightning sit fifth in the league in goals per game this campaign (3.30).
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Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Suffers injury Sunday

Korpisalo left Sunday's game against the Lightning with a lower-body injury and will not return. Korpisalo appeared to injure himself moving laterally in the crease during a Lightning rush. He left during the third period and was replaced by Elvis Merzlikins after making 23-of-26 saves. The 26-year-old will be considered questionable for Tuesday's game against Detroit.
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Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Mauled by Panthers

Korpisalo stopped 28 shots in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Panthers. This one was all Florida from the jump, as Korpisalo got beaten twice in 14 seconds around the seven-minute mark of the first period. The netminder has just one win over the last month, going 1-4-2, and over the season he has a rough 3.27 GAA and .894 save percentage.
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Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Facing Florida

Korpisalo will patrol the crease during Tuesday's road game versus the Panthers, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Korpisalo struggled in his last start Saturday against the Stars, surrendering four goals on just 16 shots before being replaced by Elvis Merzlikins in the second period of the eventual 5-1 loss. The 26-year-old backstop will try to bounce back and secure his 10th win of the season in a tough road matchup with a Florida squad that's 15-4-3 at home this year.
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Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Pulled from Saturday's loss

Korpisalo surrendered four goals on 16 shots before being pulled in the second period of Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Stars. After a pair of goals 20 seconds apart in the second period, coach John Tortorella had enough and replaced Korpisalo with Elvis Merzlikins. The loss belonged to Korpisalo, who dropped to 9-12-7 with a 3.21 GAA and an .896 save percentage through 31 outings this year. The Finn has just one win in his last six decisions, so he's a significant risk in fantasy lately.
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NHL Deadline: Elvis Merzilkikins or Joonas Korpisalo Plus Taylor Hall Again

Again, it has been a burning question for over a year now. Which goaltender do the Columbus Blue Jackets choose to go with in the future? Columbus and Jarmo Kekalainen have been tight-lipped but a decision has likely been made. Both are starting goaltenders in Columbus considering how much...
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Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Falls in OT to Chicago

Korpisalo stopped 30 shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to Chicago. The two teams traded goals through three periods before Brandon Hagel fired the winner past Korpisalo only 85 seconds into OT. The netminder has only one win in his last five starts, going 1-2-2, and on the season he's saddled with a 3.13 GAA and .899 save percentage.
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Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Stumbles early, pulled quick

Korpisalo was pulled and replaced by Elvis Merzlikins after making three saves on six shots Thursday in a 6-4 loss to Tampa Bay. Ouch. Korpisalo and the Jackets fell flat right of the gate Thursday and just couldn't recover. He was gone by the 5:41 mark of period one. We'd chalk it up to a moment in time and move on, but Korpisalo's record in the last nine is abysmal. He's 2-4-2 in that span with a 2.82 GAA and .913 save percentage.
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Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Steady versus Lightning

Korpisalo kicked out 36 of 38 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Tampa Bay. Korpisalo was actually less than six minutes away from his first shutout of the season when Tampa Bay's Ross Colton snuck a short-side shot past the Columbus netminder from the left faceoff dot. Luke Schenn added a goal on a point shot with 19 seconds remaining to make it a 4-2 game, but that late flurry shouldn't diminish the overall performance by Korpisalo, who ended his personal four-game winless skid and earned his first regulation victory since March 4.
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Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Gets no help against Panthers

Korpisalo turned aside 32 shots in Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Panthers. Making his first start since recovering from a lower-body injury, Korpisalo delivered a solid effort but had no margin for error with the Jackets coming up empty against Chris Driedger. On the season, Korpisalo has a lackluster 3.03 GAA and .900 save percentage, but he should remain in a timeshare with Elvis Merzlikins until one of them gets hot and seizes the top job.
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Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Tending twine Sunday

Korpisalo will protect the road net in Sunday's game versus the Panthers. Korpisalo will make his first start since March 25, as he was previously dealing with a lower-body injury. The 25-year-old has been a bit rocky this season, putting together an .899 save percentage and an 8-10-6 record. Meanwhile, the Panthers are red-hot with five straight wins, scoring at least three goals in each game.
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Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Appears in relief

Korpisalo (lower body) made 12 saves in relief Saturday in a 5-2 loss to Florida. He allowed one goal. The Blue Jackets have not been playing well lately, so their netminders are a tough play. This was Korpisalo's first action since an overtime loss to Carolina on March 25. Prior to that, he was 1-3-1 in five starts since March 6. Wait until the Jackets stabilize their game before activating him.
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Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Ready for backup duties

Korpisalo (lower body) will suit up for Thursday's game versus the Lightning, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Elvis Merzlikins will start in the blue paint, and Korpisalo is healthy enough for backup duties. Korpisalo figures to enter the lineup for one of the games against the Panthers on Saturday or Sunday. Through 25 appearances this year, Korpisalo has produced an .899 save percentage and an 8-10-6 record.
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Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Won't dress against Lightning

Korpisalo (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports. Korpisalo was on the ice for practice Tuesday morning, so he's clearly nearing a return to action, but he'll have to wait for Thursday's rematch with the Lightning for his next chance to do so. With Korpisalo on the shelf, Elvis Merzlikins will start between the pipes in the first half of Columbus' back-to-back set with Tampa Bay.
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Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Still out Sunday

Korpisalo (lower body) won't suit up for Sunday's road game versus the Red Wings, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports. Elvis Merzlikins will start for a second straight day, and Cameron Johnson will serve as the backup. Korpisalo's considered day-to-day, so his next chance to play is Tuesday against the Lightning.
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Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Out with lower-body injury

Korpisalo (lower body) won't suit up for Saturday's game versus the Red Wings, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports. Elvis Merzlikins will start in goal Saturday, while Cameron Johnson will serve as the backup. Korpisalo is considered day-to-day, so he could possibly return for Sunday's rematch against the Red Wings.