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Columbus Blue Jackets (33-22-15)


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Blue Jackets sign goalie Merzlikins to 2-year contract

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets signed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins to a two-year, $8 million contract Thursday, putting him in competition with the freshly signed Joonas Korpisalo for the starting job.

The 26-year-old Latvian became a fan favorite while successfully filling in for an injured Korpisalo in the second half of the season. Merzlikins (pronounced Merz-LEEK-uhns) was set to be restricted free agent with arbitration rights after the 2019-20 season.

The team announced Merzlikin's signing a week after tying up Korpisalo with a two-year contract worth a reported $5.6 million.

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Leaders
Points: P. Dubois49
Plus/Minus: S. Jones10
Shots on Goal: Z. Werenski187
PIM: N. Foligno62
Win: J. Korpisalo19
Shutouts: E. Merzlikins5
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 180 (27)
Shots: 2272 (6)
PP%: 16.4% (27)
Penalty Minutes: 458 (30)
Assists: 298 (28)
SH Goals: 3 (29)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 41 20 8 90
Philadelphia 41 21 7 89
Pittsburgh 40 23 6 86
Carolina 38 25 5 81
Columbus 33 22 15 81
NY Islanders 35 23 10 80
NY Rangers 37 28 5 79
New Jersey 28 29 12 68
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 183 (29)
Shots Against: 2092 (25)
PK%: 81.7% (12)
Penalty Minutes: 465 (31)
Shutouts: 7 (2)
Sv%: 0.913 (7)
Injuries
Date Player Status
3/1 N. Gerbe Groin (day-to-day)
2/21 O. Bjorkstrand Fractured ankle (day-to-day)
2/10 C. Atkinson Sprained ankle (day-to-day)
2/10 S. Jones Fractured ankle (IR)
1/3 D. Kukan Torn meniscus (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/24 A. Helewka Signed as Free Agent Minors contract - Cleveland-AHL
4/23 E. Merzlikins Contract extended Two-year contract extension
4/17 J. Korpisalo Contract extended Two-year contract extension
4/2 T. Berni Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
3/8 M. Kivlenieks Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
3/4 J. Christiansen Signed as Free Agent Three-year, entry-level contract
2/29 R. MacInnis Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
2/27 C. Thurkauf Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
2/25 M. Kivlenieks Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
2/24 C. Thurkauf Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
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