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Jaroslav Halak | Goalie | #41

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 183
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 9 (271) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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Jaroslav Halak will start for the Islanders on Thursday.
Halak will be facing the rival New York Rangers. He has a 1-2-0 record, 2.62 GAA, and .907 save percentage in four contests this season. Oct 18 - 1:38 PM

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Jaroslav Halak allowed three goals on 27 shots in a 3-2 loss to the LA Kings on Sunday night.

Halak falls to 1-2 this season with a 2.62 goals against average and .907 save percentage. He's allowed three goals in each of his starts this season.
Oct 16 - 2:04 AM

Jaroslav Halak will get the nod Sunday night versus Los Angeles.

The decision isn't surprising after Thomas Greiss worked hard for a 3-1 win over San Jose on Saturday. He stopped 40 shots in the victory. Halak has a 1-1-0 record this season with a 2.45 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage. He has been sharing time in the crease with Greiss in 2017-18.
Oct 15 - 2:54 PM

Jaroslav Halak allowed three goals on 30 shots in Wednesday's loss in Anaheim.

Halak has allowed three goals in each of his two starts so far. He is battling Thomas Greiss for a majority of the starts, but neither netminder has really stood out as the clear-cut favorite as of yet. The duo is likely to split the next two starts on Friday in San Jose and Saturday in Los Angeles. Until one seizes control of the No. 1 job, neither is worth using as anything more than a low-end No. 2 in most fantasy pools.
Oct 12 - 2:43 AM

Jaroslav Halak is projected to get the nod Wednesday night.

Halak has a 2.05 GAA and .925 save percentage in two contests this season. He'll be facing the Anaheim Ducks and he has a career 8-5-0 record, 2.61 GAA, and .902 save percentage in 14 games against the franchise.
Oct 11 - 3:19 PM

Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves in a 6-3 win over Buffalo on Saturday night.

Halak made his season debut Friday in a 5-0 loss to Columbus, but that was in a relief appearance and he didn't allow a goal on 11 shots. He wasn't lights out versus the Sabres even he got the win, but it's fair to say he may have an early leg up on Thomas Greiss for the team's number one goalie job.
Oct 7 - 10:09 PM

As a reminder, Jaroslav Halak will get the start Saturday night against Buffalo.

Halak relieved Thomas Griess Friday night, who was pulled after allowing five goals on 26 shots against the Blue Jackets, and stopped all 11 shots that came his way. Although it is likely that both Halak and Greiss will be in a job share to start the campaign, we're betting on Halak eventually carving out the role as the Islanders' starting goalie.
Oct 7 - 10:13 AM

The Islanders will start Jaroslav Halak Saturday night.

Before that happens though, Thomas Greiss will play in the Islanders' opener on Friday. Halak had a 2016-17 campaign of extreme lows and highs, but he finished the campaign on a positive note so it will be interesting to see how he does this season. As things stand he's entering the campaign with a legitimate shot of earning the starting gig.
Oct 6 - 12:12 PM

Jaroslav Halak stopped the 22 Rangers shots he faced in a 1-0 overtime loss on Monday.

Eamon McAdam stepped in for the third period and was responsible for surrendering the overtime marker. Preseason statistics should be taken with a grain of salt, especially when we're talking about veterans. Still, it's nice to see him getting off to a solid start after his extremely hot-and-cold 2017-18 campaign.
Sep 18 - 9:48 PM

Jaroslav Halak sees the 2017-18 campaign as a fresh start for himself.

"Obviously, last season was kind of a strange season, not only for me but for a lot of guys," Halak said. "Now it's a fresh start for everybody. But ultimately, it's going to come down to our start too. Last season, we all know we had a bad start. We just need to make sure that we pick up points at the beginning of the season because that hurt us at the end." Halak spent some time in the minors last year, but he handled the demotion well and played solid at the end of the campaign. He will compete with Thomas Greiss for starts in 2017-18.
Sep 18 - 4:42 PM

Jaroslav Halak saved 37 of 39 shots in a 4-2 win against New Jersey Saturday night.

Halak has now won five straight games, allowing just six goals over that span. If the Islanders are able to squeak into the playoffs then Halak will deserve a fair amount of the credit for his late season heroics.
Apr 8 - 8:42 PM

Jaroslav Halak will be in net on Saturday against the Devils.

He's coming off a 29-save shutout over Carolina on Thursday. Halak has been sensational since returning to the NHL, sporting a 5-1 record with just nine goals against and a .949 save percentage.
Apr 7 - 8:33 PM

Jaroslav Halak stopped all 29 shots he faced in a 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Another win for Halak and the Islanders keep their slim playoff hopes alive. It's fair to wonder where the Islanders would be in the standings if they chose to recall Halak and Ho-Sang earlier in the season. It's now wins in four straight games for Halak, all while allowing a just seven goals in his last five games. He continues to prove he belongs on a NHL roster next season. The win improves his record to 11-9-5 on the year with a 2.83 goals against average and a .914 save percentage.
Apr 6 - 9:47 PM

Jaroslav Halak will play between the pipes Thursday night.

Halak is appearing in his fifth straight game for the Islanders. He's won four of five games with a .939 save percentage since rejoining the Islanders after an AHL stint.
Apr 6 - 12:01 PM

Jaroslav Halak impressed with how he responded to his demotion to the AHL and how he's done since returning.

When Halak was sent to the minors it seemed like his time with the Islanders could be essentially over with just his contract anchoring him to the franchise until a possible trade or buyout. However, he posted a 2.15 GAA and .925 save percentage in 27 AHL contests to earn a reacall on March 23. Since rejoining the team he's won four of his five starts and has posted a .939 save percentage over that span. "I’m proud of Jaro, how he handled that situation . . . He went at it with a vengeance as far as working and proving to people that he could still play and he’s continued to do that up here. So he’s been great," Islanders coach Doug Weight. It wouldn't be surprising at this point if Halak is still with the Islanders for the 2017-18 campaign.
Apr 6 - 10:47 AM

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2Johnny Boychuk
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4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Scott Mayfield
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G1Thomas Greiss
2Jaroslav Halak