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Jeff Zatkoff | Goalie | #35

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 186
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (74) / LA

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned Jeff Zatkoff to the minors.
The Blue Jackets have just been recalling Zatkoff, so that Joonas Korpisalo could go to the minors to get some playing time every once in a while. Zatkoff has no played in an NHL game this season. Feb 24 - 11:19 AM

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Jeff Zatkoff has been called up by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Blue Jackets are also sending Joonas Korpisalo to the minors. The backup goaltender in Columbus doesn't get much playing time behind Sergei Bobrovsky, so rotating who is in that role allows both of them to get some work in the AHL and thus stay sharp.
Feb 23 - 1:55 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned Jeff Zatkoff to the minors on Saturday night.

Zatkoff has a 1-2-0 record with a 3.33 goals-against-average and a .874 save percentage in the minors this season. He has no fantasy value.
Feb 10 - 10:20 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled Jeff Zatkoff from the minors.

The 30-year-old has 1-2-0 record with a 3.33 goals-against-average and a .874 save percentage this season. In a corresponding move, the Blue Jackets have assigned Joonas Korpisalo to the AHL.
Feb 7 - 8:50 PM

Jeff Zatkoff has been traded from Los Angeles to Columbus in exchange for future considerations.

Zatkoff didn't see any action with the AHL's Ontario Reign this season. In 13 games with the Kings last season, he had a 2-7-1 record, an .879 save percentage and a 2.95 goals-against average.
Jan 22 - 4:37 PM

Jeff Zatkoff might not end up with a role in the Los Angeles Kings' organization.

Los Angeles put Zatkoff on waivers Tuesday after he failed to win the battle for the backup goaltender role, but he might not end up getting playing time in the AHL either. The Kings already have Cal Petersen taking up a netminding slot in the AHL and they still have two goalies competing for the Kings' backup role in Darcy Kuemper and Jack Campbell. Either of Kuemper or Campbell could end up splitting the AHL goaltending duties with Petersen, leaving Zatkoff as the odd man out. That being said, Kuemper or Campbell would need to clear waivers to be sent down, so it's possible that the Kings logjam will be sorted for them.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 05:04:00 AM

Los Angeles has put Jeff Zatkoff on waivers.

Darcy Kuemper and Jack Campbell are competing for the backup role behind Jonathan Quick. Zatkoff had a 2-7-1 record with a 2.95 goals-against average and an .879 save percentage in 13 games with the Kings last season.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 02:54:00 PM

Jeff Zatkoff was sent to AHL Ontario on Saturday following Jonathan Quick's activation from injured reserve.

The 29-year-old has seen 14 games with the Reign this season, posting a 4-7-1 record with a .917 save percentage and a 2.79 GAA. Which are by far better than his NHL marks this season through 13 games.
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 03:39:00 PM

Despite clearing waivers, Jeff Zatkoff will remain with the Kings for now.

Jonathan Quick is still sidelined, but now the Kings know they can send Zatkoff to the minors once Quick is ready to play. The Kings might also still end up trading Zatkoff. While it might seem odd that a team would acquire Zatkoff after they declined to claim him on waivers, if they had done so then he would have had to remain on their NHL roster. By acquiring Zatkoff now, after he cleared waivers, he can be stored in the AHL for now to add some extra goaltending depth without requiring an NHL roster spot.
Thu, Feb 23, 2017 04:10:00 PM

Jeff Zatkoff went unclaimed on waivers.

We'll have to wait and see if the Kings decide to send Zatkoff to the AHL. It will likely happen eventually as Jonathan Quick is getting close to returning, but Quick isn't expected to return just yet. With that in mind, Zatkoff might spend another week or two with Los Angeles.
Thu, Feb 23, 2017 12:12:00 PM

Jeff Zatkoff has been placed on waivers.

The Kings appear to be preparing for Jonathan Quick's return to the lineup, but this doesn't mean it's imminent. Zatkoff has played in just 13 games this season, while posting a 2-7-1 record with a 2.95 goals-against average and an .879 save percentage.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 12:28:00 PM

Jeff Zatkoff came in relief of starter Peter Budaj and held the fort nicely on Sunday against the Capitals.

Zatkoff played only the third period and stopped four of five shots as the Kings fell 5-0. He has started just eight times this season.
Sun, Feb 5, 2017 02:51:00 PM

Los Angeles goalie Jeff Zatkoff allowed three goals on only 17 shots during the Kings' 3-2 loss to the Rangers in New York Monday night.

Zatkoff has not won since Dec. 15 (four appearances). His record is 2-7-1. His goals-against average is 2.94 and his save percentage is .881. Needless to say, he shouldn't be your fantasy goalie.
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 11:08:00 PM

Jeff Zatkoff will get the start in Monday's game against the New York Rangers.

Zatkoff hasn't won since Dec. 15 (three appearances). He has 2-6-1 record with a 2.93 goals-against-average and a .886 save percentage in 2016-17.
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 06:31:00 PM

Jeff Zatkoff struggled, allowing four goals on 22 shots in a 4-0 loss to Detroit on Thursday.

He got zero goal support but did allow three goals in the first period. The Kings outshot the Red Wings 34-22 as well so it doesn't look good on the Kings backup goalie right now. He's 2-5-1 with a 2.99 GAA and .884 save percentage. Not a good spot start for a struggling Kings team.
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 02:15:00 AM

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2Joonas Korpisalo