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Michal Neuvirth | Goalie

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
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Michal Neuvirth stopped all 31 shots in a 1-0 Philadelphia win over the Florida Panthers.
This was the second game of a home-and-home set against Florida and while the Flyers only managed one goal in each game, the Panthers scored seven on Saturday but could not get one past Neuvirth tonight. It was Neuvirth's first start in the Flyers' cage as Steve Mason was unable to go because of a family matter. Neuvirth is 1-0 with a 1.59 GAA and a .943 save percentage as he gave up three goals on 22 shots in relief of Mason on Saturday. Oct 12 - 9:54 PM

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Michal Neuvirth will play between the pipes on Monday against the Florida Panthers.

Steve Mason is unavailable due to a personal family matter. This will be Neuvirth's first start for Philadelphia, but he did replace Mason early in Saturday's blowout loss to Florida. Neuvirth turned aside 19 of 22 shots in that contest.
Oct 12 - 10:45 AM

Michal Neuvirth (knee) skated on Friday but did not dress for the final exhibition game.

Neuvirth's status for opening night is in doubt and the Flyers will keep Jason LaBarbera around in case Neuvirth is unable to back up Steve Mason. Neuvirth should see action in 25-30 games this season barring an injury to Mason. He makes a nice handcuff with the Flyers starter.
Oct 3 - 9:30 AM

Michal Neuvirth was pulled from Wednesday's game after aggravating his knee injury.

Neuvirth didn't skate on Monday or Tuesday because of the ailment. Flyers coach Dave Hakstol described the decision to pull him as a precautionary one. Consider Neuvirth day-to-day for now.
Oct 1 - 11:18 AM

Michal Neuvirth, who has been dealing with a nagging injury recently, will start on Wednesday.

Neuvirth didn't skate with the Flyers on Monday or Tuesday due to the ailment. We doubt the Flyers would put him in a preseason game unless he was feeling at or close to 100% though.
Sep 30 - 11:28 AM

Michal Neuvirth stopped 22 of 24 shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.

Neuvirth played from start to finish and turned in a relatively solid performance. There's little doubt that he will end up being on the Flyers' roster when the season kicks off. His amount of starts will depend on Steve Mason's health and consistency throughout the season. Neuvirth doesn't have a ton of fantasy appeal but his value could spike if Mason is sidelined. Chris Porter, Shayne Gostisbehere, Brayden Schenn, Michael Raffl and Matt Read scored for Philadelphia in the game.
Sep 25 - 8:38 PM

Jakub Voracek apparently played a big role in recruiting Michal Neuvirth, who signed a two-year, $3.25 million deal with the Flyers this summer.

Voracek doesn't feel that he was the one to convince Neuvirth to move to Philadelphia, but Neuvirth seems to see things differently. "I met Jake and we talked about things here and he said all good things about the Flyers," Neuvirth recalled. "He wanted me to come here. I think it made him happy when I signed here. ... He was the reason I signed here." He'll serve as Steve Mason's understudy in 2015-16 and is projected to play in around 25 games assuming both netminders stay relatively healthy.
Aug 31 - 5:29 PM

Philadelphia GM Ron Hextall likes the signing of goalie Michal Neuvirth because he makes for a good insurance policy.

"He's a proven goalie. He's a good goalie," Hextall said. "I think one of the attractive things for us with a backup goalie is, God forbid something happens to [Steve] Mason, he can carry the load and he's done that in the past. We think we've brought in a real good goalie that's going to give us a real solid backup. I'm sure he's going to probably play more than the typical backup." Neuvirth is capable of taking some pressure away from Mason and playing between 25-30 games.
Aug 7 - 7:08 PM

The Flyers have signed goaltender Michal Neuvirth for two-years and $3.25 million.

Neuvirth will get $1.5 million in 2015-16 and $1.75 million the following campaign. This is a nice signing for the Flyers as Neuvirth will be a more than an adequate replacement for last season's backup Ray Emery. Look for Neuvirth to play in 25 games behind starter Steve Mason.
Jul 1 - 12:50 PM

Michal Neuvirth and the New York Islanders appear to "gaining traction" on contract talks.

However that isn't to say that Neuvirth necessarily wants to stay in New York. As agent Patrik Stefan noted, "The bottom line is Michal wants to and is ready to be a starter next season." Remember, the Islanders have Jaroslav Halak seemingly entrenched as their starter. Neuvirth may be one of the better goalies who'll be available via free agency come July 1st. Besides trying to figure out where he ranks among the Antti Niemi's, Karri Ramo's, Devan Dubnyk's, et al., Neuvirth, who's 27 years old, has a track record similar to a back-up. He's only topped the 40 games played plateau once in his career, his rookie season with Washington in 2010-11 when he played 48 games and finished 14 for the Calder Trophy.
Jun 12 - 6:14 PM

Michal Neuvirth could not help the New York Islanders turn things around as the Anaheim Ducks won 3-2 on Saturday.

Neuvirth is now 1-3-1 with unimpressive numbers as a member of the Islanders after giving up three goals on 24 shots.
Mar 28 - 4:42 PM

Michal Neuvirth will play between the pipes on Saturday.

Neuvirth will attempt to rebound after losing back-to-back games on March 14th and 17th. He has a 2.91 GAA and .882 save percentage in four games since being acquired by the Islanders.
Mar 27 - 2:38 PM

Michal Neuvirth looked shaky Tuesday as he allowed four goals on 30 shots in a 4-1 loss to Chicago.

Neuvirth has received the bulk of the playing time of late as a result of Jaroslav Halak's lower body ailment, but his performance with the Isles to-date (1-2-1, 2.91 GAA, .882 save percentage) makes it clear the team will need a healthy Halak if it expects to make any noise in the playoffs.
Mar 17 - 11:26 PM

Michal Neuvirth will get the nod on Tuesday.

Jaroslav Halak has a lower-body injury, so Neuvirth is the de facto number one goaltender for the time being. Neuvirth has a 2.95 GAA and .916 save percentage in 30 games with Buffalo and the Islanders in 2014-15.
Mar 17 - 2:38 PM

Michal Neuvirth sticked away 27 shots in the Islanders’ 3-1 loss to Montreal on Saturday night.

The Islanders clearly want Jaroslav Halak to be rested come playoff time, as Neuvirth has made three starts since being acquired at the deadline. He has a 1-1-1 record in New York. On the year, he has a 2.95 goals-against average and .916 save percentage.
Mar 14 - 10:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Scott Laughton
4Ryan White
5Vincent Lecavalier
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1Michael Raffl
2Brayden Schenn
3Matt Read
4R.J. Umberger
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Sam Gagner
4Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
D1Mark Streit
2Michael Del Zotto
3Nick Schultz
4Radko Gudas
5Evgeni Medvedev
6Brandon Manning
7Luke Schenn
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth
3Jason LaBarbera