Player Notes

  • Expected starter for Thursday
    Brossoit is set to start at home against the Canucks on Thursday, per Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site.

    Advice: Brossoit earned a 24-save shutout victory over Dallas in his last start last Thursday. He's been a superb backup goaltender for the Jets, posting a 14-5-2 record, 2.00 GAA and .928 save percentage across 22 contests this season. The Canucks are typically a difficult adversary, ranking sixth offensively with 3.42 goals per game, but they might rest some of their top players with the playoffs around the corner. 42 minutes ago
  • Signs one-year extention
    Fleury agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.5 million contract with Minnesota on Wednesday.

    Advice: Fleury will put retirement off for at least one more season, instead deciding to stick around with the Wild for his 21st NHL campaign. This year will be the first time the Flower won't appear in the postseason since 2005-06 when he was a second-year player with the Penguins. Even with another year ahead of him, Fleury won't be able to top Martin Brodeur for the all-time wins mark considering Fleury is 130 victories shy of Brodeur's mark. Today, 8:43 am
  • Set to start Wednesday
    Oettinger is expected to start at home against St. Louis on Wednesday, according to Brian Rea of Bally Sports Southwest.

    Advice: Oettinger has a 34-14-4 record, 2.76 GAA and .904 save percentage in 53 contests in 2023-24. He's allowed just five goals on 71 shots (.930 save percentage) over his past three appearances. St. Louis ranks 24th offensively with 2.88 goals per game, so this should be a favorable matchup for the netminder. Today, 8:38 am
  • Busy in Tuesday's shootout loss
    Primeau turned aside 36 shots in regulation and overtime and two of three shootout attempts in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Red Wings.

    Advice: The 24-year-old netminder nearly stole a win for the Canadiens in their regular-season finale, but David Perron found a tying goal for the visitors with just five seconds left in the third period, and Patrick Kane was the only successful skater for either team in the shootout. Primeau gave up four goals or more in each of his last four starts this season while going 0-2-2, and he finishes the season with an 8-9-4 record over 23 outings with a 2.99 GAA and .910 save percentage. While he won't be the favorite, he should head into camp next season competing with Sam Montembeault for Montreal's starting job. Today, 8:32 am
  • First goalie off Wednesday
    Nedeljkovic was the first goalie to exit the ice ahead of Wednesday's road clash with the Islanders, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, indicating he'll be guarding the cage.

    Advice: Nedeljkovic will be making his 13th straight start for the Penguins, which comes as a bit of a surprise considering the Penguins were already eliminated from playoff contention. During that stretch, the 12 games, the 28-year-old backstop is 8-0-3 with a 2.87 GAA but it wasn't enough to force the Penguins into a playoff position. Today, 8:30 am
  • Gets shootout win Tuesday
    Reimer stopped 29 shots in regulation and overtime and all three shootout attempts he faced in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Canadiens.

    Advice: Detroit needed to win and get some help to sneak into the playoffs, and while Reimer got the job done, Washington also won in Philadelphia to lock up the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. Reimer finishes the regular season having gone 11-8-2 in 25 outings with a 3.11 GAA and .904 save percentage, and the 36-year-old will head into the offseason in search of a backup role with another club as a free agent. Today, 8:22 am
  • Leaves ice first Wednesday
    Tomkins was the first goalie to exit the ice Wednesday, indicating he'll be between the home pipes versus Toronto, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

    Advice: Tomkins will make just his sixth start in an NHL crease, having gone 2-2-1 with a 3.19 GAA in his previous five contests. The decision to start Tomkins certainly makes sense considering the Bolts can't change their position in the playoff standings. Starter Andrei Vasilevskiy will get the night off in order to prepare while Tomkins likely makes his final appearance in the crease this season. Today, 8:13 am
  • Routed by former team
    Martin turned aside 19 shots in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Blue Jackets.

    Advice: Facing the team he played 13 games for earlier this season, Martin had a rough finish to the regular season. The 28-year-old netminder is likely done for the season, with Frederik Andersen and Pyotr Kocketkov more than capable of handling duties in the crease during the playoffs. Over 19 outings between Columbus and Carolina, Martin posted a 3.30 GAA and .889 save percentage to go along with his 3.30 GAA and .889 save percentage. Today, 8:06 am
  • Downed by Sens
    Ullmark stopped 17 of 19 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Senators, with Ottawa's final goal getting scored into an empty net.

    Advice: The veteran netminder didn't look particularly sharp on the two pucks that beat him in the second period, both of which came as he was moving to his right and got handcuffed by a quick shot. Ullmark finished the regular season having allowed three goals or less in eight of his last nine starts, going 6-3-0 with a 1.90 GAA and .935 save percentage, and he seems likely to be between the pipes when Boston begins a first-round playoff series against Toronto this weekend. Today, 8:02 am