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Curtis McElhinney | Goalie | #30

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
College: Colorado
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 6 (176) / CAL
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Curtis McElhinney is expected to start the season as Columbus' backup.
McElhinney's position wasn't guaranteed going into training camp, but Anton Forsberg has been sent to the minors and Joonas Korpisalo has a groin injury. Even with McElhinney now projected to start the season with Columbus, he'll need to be sharp in his starts to hold onto that role. Forsberg and Korpisalo are both viable alternatives and McElhinney is coming off a rough season where he posted a 3.31 GAA and .890 save percentage in 18 contests. Oct 7 - 12:20 PM

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Curtis McElhinney won't give up his roster spot without a fight.

"Plain and clear, I want my job back," said McElhinney. "I don’t take kindly to what happened last season." He backed that up with a 29-save performance in Columbus' 3-2 shootout victory against Boston on Monday. McElhinney ran into injury troubles last season and left plenty to be desired when he was healthy which has left him vulnerable to Joonas Korpisalo or Anton Forsberg taking his roster spot.
Sep 27 - 5:22 AM

Curtis McElhinney will have season-ending knee surgery on Monday.

The 32-year-old suffered the injury during a team practice on Friday. He finishes the year with an ugly 2-7-3 record to go along with 3.30 goals-against-average and a .890 save percentage.
Mar 19 - 5:08 PM

Curtis McElhinney blocked 30 shots in the Blue Jackets’ 6-0 loss to the Flyers on Saturday night.

Woof. McElhinney allowed two goals in each period. But it’s not like he got too much help, either, as his teammates mustered 19 shots on goal. He has a 3.30 GAA and .890 SV% this season. Stay far away.
Mar 5 - 9:57 PM

Curtis McElhinney will face the Flyers on Saturday night.

Unfortunately there's never been a time where McElhinney has been an advisable goalie option, unless your league rewards goals against and losses. Through a myriad of injuries this season the veteran netminder is 2-6-3 in 17 games with 60 goals against.
Mar 5 - 5:58 PM

Curtis McElhinney gave up one goal on 28 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

McElhinney was good during the regulation and overtime period, but he allowed two goals on three attempts in the shootout. This was the 32-year-old's first start since returning from an ankle injury. He has a 2-6-3 record with a 3.10 goals-against-average and a .895 save percentage in 2015-16.
Feb 23 - 10:55 PM

Curtis McElhinney will start Tuesday's game against Detroit.

Joonas Korpisalo's streak of 12 straight starts will come to an end as a result. McElhinney hasn't started a game since Jan. 2, but he made four saves on four shots in a relief appearance on Feb. 19 against Buffalo.
Feb 23 - 6:27 PM

Curtis McElhinney (ankle) has been taken off injured reserve.

He will back up Joonas Korpisalo on Tuesday night versus the Boston Bruins. McElhinney has been sidelined with an ankle injury since Jan. 2.
Feb 15 - 2:37 PM

Curtis McElhinney (ankle) will travel with the Blue Jackets when they go on their Western Canada swing Monday.

McElhinney suffered an ankle injury on January 2 and has not seen the net since. It is unclear as to whether or not he will be able to play on the road trip but he is close to returning to action. Stay tuned as he could get a few starts if Sergei Bobrovsky remains on the shelf.
Jan 31 - 7:37 AM

Curtis McElhinney skated Monday with his equipment on for the first time since he suffered an ankle injury on Jan. 2.

There's no timetable for his return, but he will keep skating during the All-Star break and plans to travel with the team once NHL action resumes.
Jan 25 - 4:34 PM

Curtis McElhinney (ankle) isn't expected to return before the All-Star break.

McElhinney's absence is being felt even more now that Sergei Bobrovsky has suffered another lower-body injury. McElhinney hasn't played since January 2nd.
Jan 22 - 10:48 AM

Curtis McElhinney (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve.

He is out indefinitely after suffering a sprained ankle in Saturday night's 5-4 shootout win over Washington. Sergei Bobrovsky is also back on IR for the Blue Jackets, so Joonas Korpisalo and Anton Forsberg are the team's netminders.
Jan 4 - 12:32 PM

Curtis McElhinney (lower body) will not be available for Tuesday's game.

McElhinney might be out for significantly longer than that after suffering a possible knee or leg injury during Saturday's game, but we'll have to wait for further details. He has a 3.33 GAA and .888 save percentage in 15 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 4 - 5:38 AM

Curtis McElhinney made 23 saves before he left Saturday’s game with a knee injury.

McElhinney appeared to injure his right knee when he slipped 55 seconds into overtime against the Capitals. CBJ won 5-4 in the shootout despite the chaotic situation. McElhinney has a 3.33 GAA and .888 SV%. Anton Forsberg replaced him, making six saves in OT.
Jan 2 - 10:31 PM

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Curtis McElhinney has left Saturday's game due to what appears to be a left knee injury.

McElhinney slipped in his crease, leaving his left knee behind him. Third string goalie Anton Forsberg has entered the game. To make matters worse, coach John Tortorella said Forsberg hadn't yet received his pads as of this morning. Forsberg might not be playing in his own padding. The injury to McElhinney could not come at a worse time as news broke out that Sergei Bobrovsky aggravated his groin injury and was placed on injured reserve this morning. The Blue Jackets might be forced to turn to their third string goaltender for the considerable future.
Jan 2 - 9:46 PM

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All Positions
C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Sam Gagner
3Alexander Wennberg
4William Karlsson
5Gregory Campbell
6Lukas Sedlak
LW1Boone Jenner
2Brandon Saad
3Scott Hartnell
4Matt Calvert
5Sonny Milano
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Nick Foligno
3Josh Anderson
4Oliver Bjorkstrand
5David Clarkson
D1Seth Jones
2Ryan Murray
3Jack Johnson
4Zach Werenski
5David Savard
6Dalton Prout
7Scott Harrington
8Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney
3Joonas Korpisalo