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Leland Irving | Goalie | #36

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 176
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (26) / CAL

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Leland Irving has been assigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Irving had been attending the Penguins' training camp on a tryout basis, so it is noteworthy that he got reassigned rather than released. There was a chance that Irving could make the Penguins' roster as their backup goaltender due to Matt Murray's thumb injury, but it looks like Tristan Jarry will get that opportunity instead. Oct 4 - 5:55 AM

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Leland Irving has a chance to backup Marc-Andre Fleury with Matt Murray out of action for three-six weeks.

Irving is on a PTO and is now battling Tristan Jarry for the opening night bench spot in Pittsburgh. Irving has bounced around since he was the Flames first round pick in 2006 and played for the Wild's farm team in Iowa last season where he played 41 games and was 12-22-6 with a 2.68 GAA and a .913 save percentage.
Sep 26 - 9:13 AM

Leland Irving will take part in Minnesota's training camp on a professional tryout.

He played for Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the KHL last season where he posted a 3.35 goals-against average and an .883 save percentage in 20 games. Irving may land a spot in the AHL with Iowa if he impresses the team at camp.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 02:58:00 PM

Leland Irving has agreed to a one-year contract with the KHL's Salavat Yulaev Ufa.

Irving was initially expected to attend the Tampa Bay Lightning's training camp. He had a 2.14 GAA and .922 save percentage in 55 SM-liiga games last season.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 03:04:00 PM

Leland Irving has accepted a training camp invitation from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Irving had a 2.14 GAA and .922 save percentage in 55 SM-liiga games in 2013-14. Tampa Bay is expected to start the season with Ben Bishop and Evgeni Nabokov as its starting and backup goaltenders respectively, but if Irving is open to signing a two-way deal, he might start the campaign in the minors and be the first one called up in the event of an injury.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 02:38:00 PM

Leland Irving is slated to try out with Jokerit of the SM-liiga, according to the team's website.

The Google translation said Irving will arrive in Helsinki shortly to begin a "month-long probation." He skated in 13 games with the Calgary Flames over the last two seasons and wasn't retained when he became an unrestricted free agent.
Source: Toronto Sun
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 09:35:00 PM

Leland Irving's time with the Calgary Flames is likely done.

Irving is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent, and the Flames have given little indication that they feel he's part of their future plans. He had a 3.33 GAA and .883 save percentage in six games this season. Irving's agent Ritch Winter naturally sang his client's praises, both saying that Irving will become a solid number one goaltender in the NHL and would like to re-sign with Calgary. Perhaps Irving will eventually become a good number one goaltender, but we don't have high short-term expectations for him. However, that could change if he signs with a team that lacks major competition.
Fri, May 10, 2013 09:08:00 AM

Leland Irving has been sent down to the minors by the Calgary Flames.

When Miikka Kiprusoff got injured, it looked like it would be a key opportunity for Irving. Unfortunately it hasn't worked out and the Flames ultimately claimed Joey MacDonald off of waivers, who has passed Irving on the depth charts.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 05:25:00 PM

Leland Irving didn't receive too much of the blame following Calgary's 5-2 loss on Friday.

Irving allowed two goals on just four shots in 4:07 minutes of playing time before Joey MacDonald replaced him. "We shouldn’t even be talking about our goalies tonight. We just didn’t give them a chance," said Flames head coach Bob Hartley. "We handed them the game. A couple of bad turnovers in the first period in our zone, giveaways, and that’s a team simply too deep in talent to give them point-blank shots. We fought back, but the damage was done." All the same, for a guy fighting to stay with the Flames bonce Miikka Kiprusoff is healthy, Irving didn't do anything to advance his cause on Friday.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 09:11:00 AM

Leland Irving saved 30 of 34 shots in a 7-4 victory Wednesday night.

Two of the four goals Irving surrendered were scored when the Flames were attempting to kill a penalty. Irving now has a 2.93 GAA and .895 save percentage in five games this season.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 08:34:00 AM

Look for Leland Irving to be between the pipes for Calgary Wednesday night.

Irving has filled in admirably for injured No. 1 goalie Miikka Kiprusoff and new addition Joey MacDonald hasn't played yet this season since recovering from a back injury. Coach Bob Hartley also commented that the team was "going to keep riding Leland" while Kiprusoff is out.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 02:25:00 PM

Coach Bob Hartley was pleased with the effort of goaltender Leland Irving on Monday.

The Flames dropped a 2-1 shootout decision to the Wild but it was not Irving's fault. "His performance was great," Hartley said. "In Detroit. In Columbus. Even in Vancouver there's no way we can even think of faulting Irving for any of those goals. And tonight he did his job. He was strong. You could tell that he had good focus; he could see the puck, his tracking was very good. And he gave us the chance to win." The Flames claimed Joey MacDonald on waivers earlier Monday and you have to wonder if Irving is on his way down to the minors once Miikka Kiprusoff returns or is Kipper more seriously injured than previously start. Stay tuned.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 06:08:00 AM

Leland Irving made 23 saves in the Flames 2-1 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Irving gave up eight goals in his last two games, forcing the Flames in claiming veteran Joey MacDonald as an insurance policy. Irving needs more starts like these just to stay in the NHL or else he will be heading back to the AHL for good.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 01:47:00 AM

Leland Irving will still start on Monday despite the fact that Calgary has claimed Joey MacDonald off of waivers.

This might be Irving's last start in the NHL for quite a while now that MacDonald is also on the team. That might motivate Irving to put up quite the performance or it might just be a distraction.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 01:23:00 PM

Leland Irving is expected to get the start in goal for Calgary on Monday.

Irving is the number one netminder in Calgary these days with Miikka Kiprusoff out with a knee injury. He played well on Saturday despite giving up five goals to the Canucks on 31 shots but his effort kept the game relatively close. He is currently 1-1 with a 3.40 GAA and has given up eight goals on 66 shots for a .879 save percentage.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 01:12:00 AM

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C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Eric Fehr
4Conor Sheary
5Tom Sestito
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Brian Dumoulin
4Trevor Daley
5Justin Schultz
6Derrick Pouliot
7Ian Cole
8David Warsofsky
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Matt Murray
3Mike Condon