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Curtis McElhinney | Goalie

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 193
College: Colorado
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have inked Curtis McElhinney to a one-year contract extension.
McElhinney had a 2.70 GAA and .909 save percentage in 28 games in 2013-14. He'll continue to serve as Sergei Bobrovsky's backup and figures to start in around 20 contests next season. Jun 23 - 1:26 PM

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Curtis McElhinney is reportedly close to re-signing with Columbus.

He served as Sergei Bobrovsky's backup in 2013-14. In 28 appearances, he posted a 10-11-1 record with a .909 save percentage, a 2.70 goals-against average and two shutouts.
Jun 12 - 12:02 PM

Curtis McElhinney is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

McElhinney had a solid campaign with a 2.70 GAA and .909 save percentage in 28 games. With that in mind, the Blue Jackets might be interested in re-signing him to continue to serve as Sergei Bobrovsky's understudy.
May 2 - 9:33 AM

Curtis McElhinney made 19 saves on 22 shots as the Lightning skated past the Jackets by a score of 3-2 on Friday night.

McElhinney has now lost two of his past three games, and falls to 10-11-1 on the season with a .909 save percentage and 2.70 goals against average. The 30 year old might have made his last start of the year, barring a Sergei Bobrovsky injury in the playoffs, as the Jackets close out the regular season on Saturday.
Apr 11 - 11:09 PM

Curtis McElhinney will play between the pipes against Tampa Bay.

The Blue Jackets have secured their playoff spot, so Sergei Bobrovsky will get a game off to rest for the playoffs. McElhinney has a 2.68 GAA and .910 save percentage in 27 games in 2013-14.
Apr 11 - 12:30 PM

Curtis McElhinney has played well in the last week in relief of Sergei Bobrovsky.

Bobrovsky has been the Blue Jackets number one goalie this season and McElhinney has been called upon only if something has been wrong with Bobrovsky since the beginning of January. Well, Bobrovsky came down with the flu and McElhinney has started the last two games in addition to relieving the Russian netminder after the first period on Tuesday. McElhinney knew coming into the season that he would not be able to challenge Bobrovsky for the top job but has a 10-10-1 record with a 2.68 GAA and a .910 save percentage in 25 games.
Mar 31 - 7:36 AM

Curtis McElhinney made 25 saves in Columbus' 3-2 overtime win over the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

The journeyman backup has played a crucial role in keeping the Blue Jackets in the thick of things this season. He has a 2.68 goals-against average and .910 save percentage this season.
Mar 29 - 9:53 PM

Curtis McElhinney will get the call against Carolina on Saturday night.

Sergei Bobrovsky has been dealing with the flu, but he will be able to dress as McElhinney's backup.
Mar 29 - 3:00 PM

Curtis McElhinney allowed two goals on 31 shots but received little offense in a 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Friday night.

McElhinney, starting in place of the flu-bitten Sergei Bobrovsky, played his second straight solid game, but the Pens were able to squeak by the Jackets and clinch a playoff spot. The Blue Jackets remain in a four way jam for the East's two Wild Card spots at 80 points.
Mar 28 - 9:58 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets will start Curtis McElhinney on Friday.

Sergei Bobrovsky is day-to-day with the flu. McElhinney has a 2.75 GAA and .909 save percentage in 25 games this season.
Mar 28 - 12:10 PM

Curtis McElhinney into Tuesday's important matchup with Detroit in relief of an ill Sergei Bobrovsky and made 19 saves on 20 shots to lift Columbus to victory.

McElhinney came up big for the Jackets in just his third appearance of 2014. The 30 year old veteran improves to 9-9-1 this season with a .909 save percentage and 2.75 goals against average. The Jackets have two days off before facing Pittsburgh on Friday, which McElhinney will start if Bobrovsky (day-to-day) is not feeling better.
Mar 26 - 1:01 AM

Curtis McElhinney will get the start in goal for Columbus on Monday.

This will be his first start in 12 games as coach Todd Richards has been using Sergei Bobrovsky exclusively as a starter since January 28. McElhinney is 8-9-1 this season, getting most of his starts when Bobrovsky was hurt early in the season and has a 2.78 GAA to go with a .908 save percentage. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Mar 10 - 7:25 AM

Curtis McElhinney got some playing time on Thursday for the first time since Jan. 28.

McElhinney replaced Sergei Bobrovsky midway through the second period of the Blue Jackets' 6-1 defeat to Chicago. McElhinney turned aside 13 of 15 shots in the losing effort. He's expected to get very little playing time for the rest of the season as Columbus looks to Bobrovsky to lead them to the playoffs.
Mar 7 - 9:30 AM

Curtis McElhinney made 25 saves on 28 shots as the Jackets got beat 3-2 by the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night.

McElhinney is 8-9-1 this season after seeing increased action due to starter Sergei Bobrovsky's early injury.
Jan 28 - 10:18 PM

Curtis McElhinney will play between the pipes on Tuesday.

It will be McElhinney's first start since Jan. 11. He has a 2.78 GAA and .908 save percentage in 21 contests this season.
Jan 28 - 1:07 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Brian Gibbons
5Ryan Craig
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Nick Foligno
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Calvert
5Mark Letestu
RW1Nathan Horton
2Cam Atkinson
3Jared Boll
4Corey Tropp
5Jerry D'Amigo
D1James Wisniewski
2Jack Johnson
3Fedor Tyutin
4Ryan Murray
5Nikita Nikitin
6David Savard
7Dalton Prout
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney