Elvis Merzlikins
Elvis Merzlikins
25-Year-Old GoalieG
Columbus Blue Jackets
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A third round pick in the 2014 draft, Merzlikins has been honing his skills over the last few years with Swiss powerhouse Lugano, but Sergei Bobrovsky's departure opens the door for the Latvian to jump right to the NHL without any minor-league seasoning. Merzlikins is a classic butterfly goalie with size and athleticism, and if he can temper his natural aggression enough to keep his angles, he's got the potential to be Bobrovsky's successor. Joonas Korpisalo is likely to open the season as the No. 1 in net for Columbus due to his experience, but if Merzlikins adapts quickly, he could well steal the job sometime this winter. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract extension with the Blue Jackets in May of 2019.
Gets late hook in Philly
GColumbus Blue Jackets
February 18, 2020
Merzlikins stopped eight of 12 shots before being replaced by Matiss Kivlenieks early in the third period during Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Flyers.
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It simply wasn't the netminder's night -- two pucks beat him within the first five minutes of the game on a couple of bad bounces and fluky plays, and the Jackets never seemed to recover. Merzlikins hadn't allowed more than three goals in an outing since Nov. 23, but this loss extends his winless streak to five games (0-3-2). On the season, Elvis still sports a 2.29 GAA and .924 save percentage.
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Gets starting nod against Flyers
GColumbus Blue Jackets
February 18, 2020
Merzlikins will be between the pipes on the road versus Philadelphia on Tuesday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
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Tagged with fourth straight loss
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February 16, 2020
Merzlikins made 23 saves in a 4-3 shootout loss to New Jersey on Sunday.
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Tending twine Sunday
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February 16, 2020
Merzlikins will defend the road net against the Devils on Sunday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
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Falls to Rangers
GColumbus Blue Jackets
February 14, 2020
Merzlikins made 25 saves in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Rangers.
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Between pipes Friday
GColumbus Blue Jackets
February 14, 2020
Merzlikins will guard the home crease Friday versus the Rangers, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.
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