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Jaroslav Halak | Goalie | #41

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 181
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 9 (271) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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Jaroslav Halak has won 11 straight games for Bridgeport of the AHL.
Halak cleared waivers in the NHL and was sent down to Bridgeport where he went 1-1-1 before reeling off his current 11 game winning streak. After going 5-8-6 in the NHL with a 3.23 GAA and a .904 save percentage, Halak has regained his confidence and is 12-1-1 with a 2.02 GAA and a .929 save percentage. He has a big salary cap hit at $4.5 million but some team could be interested come the trade deadline. He got the day off Saturday as Eamon McAdam stopped 31 of 33 for a 3-2 win. Feb 19 - 7:43 AM

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Jaroslav Halak has cleared waivers and been assigned to AHL Bridgeport by the New York Islanders.

It's only a little surprising that a team didn't take a flyer on a reasonably priced goaltender with a diverse history of success, most recently backstopping Team Europe to the World Cup final. With another year at $4.5M to the cap, and a salary that outweighs the cap hit, it may come down to the Islanders' willingness to eat some salary to move Halak.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 12:26:00 PM

The New York Islanders have put Jaroslav Halak on waivers.

Halak started on Thursday, but stopped just 20 of 24 shots. After the game, Islanders coach Jack Capuano called Halak out for allowing "soft goals," so clearly the team is unhappy with his performance. He has a 6-8-5 record, 3.23 GAA, and .904 save percentage in 21 games. Teams will likely be reluctant to take his $18 million contract, which has another year left at a $4.5-million cap hit.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 12:09:00 PM

Jaroslav Halak last just 35 minutes after giving up four goals to the Wild during Thursday's 6-3 loss.

Halak stopped just 20 of 24 shots, including all four on the kill. The veteran netminder wasn't saddled with the loss however, but his GAA and save percentage dropped to 3.23 and .904 respectively.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 03:25:00 AM

Jaroslav Halak will start for the Islanders Thursday night.

Halak will be making his second straight start. He has a 3.12 GAA and .907 save percentage in 20 games this season.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 of 34 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Capitals.

This was Halak's first win since December 6th and just his sixth one on the year. The Islanders never trailed in this game, but it was always close. Halak now owns a 3.12 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage. Head coach Jack Capuano basically confirmed that the hot goalie will start for his team. That kind of unpredictability gives Halak's fantasy value a hit.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 10:40:00 PM

Jaroslav Halak will get the start in Tuesday's game against the Washington Capitals.

Halak went into the Christmas break not having played in each of the Islanders' five games. He'll enter tonight's action with a 5-8-5 record to go along with a 3.13 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 06:07:00 PM

Jaroslav Halak allowed four goals on 38 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals.

The Islanders scored the first goal of the game, but Washington's two goals in the second period and two more in the third helped propel them to victory. Halak has now dropped back-to-back games and he's given up an ugly 10 goals during that stretch. He has a 5-8-5 record with a 3.13 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage in 2016-17.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 10:09:00 PM

Jaroslav Halak will indeed get the nod for the Islanders on Tuesday night.

He will be looking to bounce back against Washington after he was pulled Saturday in a 6-2 loss to Columbus. Halak has a 5-7-5 record with a 3.07 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage this year.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 04:07:00 PM

Jaroslav Halak is likely to start Tuesday's game versus Washington.

He had a goal to himself at Monday's practice and he was first netminder off the ice, which indicates that he will get the nod. Halak was pulled on Saturday in his last outing.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Coach Jack Capuano pulled Jaroslav Halak after he gave up six goals.

Halak was taken out of the game at the 14:23 mark of the third and replaced by Jean-Francois Berube, who made the save on the only shot directed his way. Halak is 5-7-5 with a 3.07 GAA and a .908 save percentage. He is not a good option in net right now even though he was 2-0-1 in his previous three games before Saturday night.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 09:27:00 AM

Jaroslav Halak was scored on six times on only 38 shots Saturday night, as the New York Islanders lost a 6-2 contest to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Halak and the Islanders also gave up six goals back on November 1st, and he faced fewer shots. Halak’s .842 save percentage is his lowest since he had an .813 against the Tampa Bay Lightning November 10th.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 02:07:00 AM

Jaroslav Halak will be in net against Columbus on Saturday.

The veteran netminder is 2-0-1 with just six goals against thus far in December. It's a small sample for sure, but it's also a trend in the right direction.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 03:37:00 PM

Jaroslav Halak guided the Islanders past the Rangers 4-2 on Tuesday.

Halak turned away 36 of 38 shots, including all 13 on the penalty kill. In fact, he made 16 stops in the first with 10 on the kill. The latter coming on a single double-minor. Wow. That's a winning effort if there ever was one. Halak's record rises to 5-6-5 with a .912 save percentage and a 2.88 GAA.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:46:00 PM

Jaroslav Halak will start Tuesday's match against the Rangers.

He surrendered four goals on 34 shots in an overtime loss to Detroit on Sunday after he blanked Washington last Thursday. Halak owns a 4-6-5 record with a 2.93 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage this year.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 01:21:00 PM

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