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Michal Neuvirth | Goalie

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
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Michal Neuvirth has indeed been traded.
He is going to the New York Islanders in exchange for Chad Johnson and third-round draft pick. Neuvirth has been solid of late, with a 2.28 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage during nine games in February. He'll serve as Jaroslav Halak's backup. Mar 2 - 1:49 PM

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Michal Neuvirth might be moved by the Sabres on Monday before the trade deadline.

He's eligible for unrestricted free agency and his solid play of late may make him attractive for teams seeking some depth in the crease. In nine February starts, Neuvirth posted a 3-4-2 record to go with a 2.28 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage.
Mar 2 - 8:09 AM

The Buffalo Sabres wasted another great effort from Michal Neuvirth on Saturday, as they eventually fell to the FLorida Panthers 5-3.

Neuvirth stopped 42 out of 46 shots as Buffalo depended upon him to stay in another contest. It will be interesting to see if Neuvirth gets a big fantasy boost via a trade or if he stays put with the tanking Sabres.
Feb 28 - 5:49 PM

Look for Michal Neuvirth to get the start in goal Saturday afternoon against the Panthers.

He has played pretty well since taking over full time after the trade of Jhonas Enroth to Dallas. Neuvirth is coming off a 28-save, 6-3 win over Vancouver on Thursday and will be looking to put a win streak together.
Feb 28 - 9:36 AM

Michal Neuvirth was solid for the Sabres yet again, making 28 saves on 31 shots to lead Buffalo to a 6-3 win over the Canucks.

Neuvirth is 3-3-2 this month since Jhonas Enroth left for Dallas, which is pretty good considering it's the Sabres we're talking about. He has allowed under three goals in five of those games, while his overall record is 6-16-3 with a .918 save percentage and 2.95 goals against average.
Feb 26 - 10:39 PM

Michal Neuvirth will get the start against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.

Neuvirth has five wins this season, two of them have come in the last five starts. For the season, he's 5-16-3 through 25 starts with 70 goals against, and rocking a .919 save percentage. However he's lost both of his career starts to the Canucks, allowing seven goals on 67 shots while with Washington.
Feb 26 - 5:22 PM

Michal Neuvirth has been fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment.

He received a warning after a game against Toronto on Nov. 15 and he got the fine for another incident versus Nashville on Feb. 22. Neuvirth has been excellent since taking over the Buffalo's number one goalie job after Jhonas Enroth was traded to Dallas.
Feb 25 - 5:55 PM

Michal Neuvirth was excellent on Tuesday as he turned away 45 of 47 shots en route to a 4-2 win over Columbus.

The trade of Jhonas Enroth to Dallas has opened up more playing time for Neuvirth and he has taken advantage. Despite a 5-16-3 record and a 2.95 GAA, his .919 save percentage is a better indication of how he has played.
Feb 24 - 10:55 PM

Michal Neuvirth will be the Sabres' starter on Tuesday.

Neuvirth turned aside 37 of 38 shots in regulation time on Sunday, but ended up losing in overtime. For the most part, he's been a very effective goaltender for the Sabres this season, but he has gotten very little support. Keep that in mind because if he sticks with Buffalo beyond this season, his numbers are likely to improve as the team gets better.
Feb 23 - 4:25 PM

Michael Neuvirth was named the first star in Buffalo's 2-1 shootout loss to Nashville.

Neuvirth stopped 37 of 38 shots in the contest, but his teammates didn't give him enough run support to get him the win. The 26-year-old has posted some ugly numbers this year but that is mainly because the Sabres are lacking in the talent department. His record falls to 4-16-3 and he has a 2.99 goals-against-average to go along with a more than respectable .917 save percentage.
Feb 22 - 9:23 PM

Michal Neuvirth will get the start in Sunday's game against Nashville.

Neuvirth is coming off a 40-save effort in a loss to the New York Rangers on Friday night. The 26-year-old has a 4-16-2 record with a 3.09 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage for the Sabres this season.
Feb 22 - 10:22 AM

Michal Neuvirth allowed three goals on 43 shots in Friday's 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers.

The Sabres jumped out to an early lead in the first period, but the Rangers responded with three goals. Neuvirth's overall numbers are horrendous this season, but that isn't entirely his fault. He is 1-11-1 in his last 13 decisions and he now falls to 4-16-2 on the year. He has a 3.09 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage.
Feb 20 - 10:34 PM

Michal Neuvirth will get the start versus the New York Rangers on Friday night.

Neuvirth finds himself in unfamiliar territory, in something of a winning streak. He beat the Flyers in a shootout on Thursday night, endings a 10-start losing streak dating back to mid-November. Unfortunately, after beating the Rangers in his first start, he's lost his last four starts with 19 goals against.
Feb 20 - 5:32 PM

Michal Neuvirth roused the the occasion once again on Thursday night, making 36 saves and another three in the shootout to earn a victory over Philadelphia.

The 26-year-old has allowed just five goals in three games since taking over for the departed Jhonas Enroth, though his record is 1-1-1. The Czech has given the Sabres a chance to win in every game, and his team finally took advantage of it. On the season, he is 4-15-2 with a .913 save percentage and 3.09 goals against average.
Feb 19 - 11:19 PM

Michal Neuvirth will get the start versus the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

Neuvirth owns a 3-15-2 record with 62 goals against in 21 starts this season, but he's been better of late. He's allowed just six goals in his last three starts, including two against tonight's Flyers. He's 1-3-0 in four career starts against them, with 11 goals against.
Feb 19 - 7:20 PM

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