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Richard Bachman | Goalie

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175

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Richard Bachman has inked a one-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers.
Bachman had a 2.99 GAA and .908 save percentage in 52 AHL games in 2013-14. He'll probably start the season in the minors and get called up if Viktor Fasth or Ben Scrivens get hurt. Jul 9 - 1:53 PM

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Richard Bachman (groin) has been sent down to the minors.

This presumably means that Bachman is healthy enough to play. He has been sidelined since Nov. 2.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 02:02:00 PM

Richard Bachman left Saturday's game with a groin injury.

The Oilers netminder was making his third straight start. He had given up two goals on nine shots in 13:52 before departing. In relief, Jason LaBarbera really wasn't much better, making 19 of 22 saves.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 01:00:00 AM

Richard Bachman will be in Edmonton's crease Saturday when Detroit visits.

It will mark his third straight start for the struggling Oilers.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 02:32:00 PM

Richard Bachman has been the best Oilers goalie in the early going.

Bachman was recalled on an emergency basis on Sunday as Devan Dubnyk is out of action but his performance in the last two games have put into the Oilers goaltending mix as the team is floundering at 3-9-2. Since he is an emergency callup, Bachman will have to be returned to the minors once Dubnyk is deemed healthy but he should be recalled quickly after that if he continues to play well in net. Bachman was especially outstanding Sunday, stopping 47 of 48 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Kings.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 06:39:00 AM

Richard Bachman allowed four goals on 26 shots in the Edmonton's 4-0 loss to Toronto Tuesday night.

Bachman started his second straight game for the Oilers and he didn't impress this time. Goaltending has been a huge problem for the Oilers this season so it is not clear who will start the next game for them. Is it Devan Dubnyk, Jason LaBarbera or Bachman? We will have to wait and see.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 04:25:00 AM

Richard Bachman will play between the pipes on Tuesday.

Bachman earned a second straight start by turning aside 47 of 48 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. Goaltending has been a big problem for Edmonton this season, so there's an opportunity for Bachman to stick with Edmonton if he manages to string together a series of strong starts.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 03:36:00 PM

Richard Bachman wanted to make a statement with his start against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.

Bachman certainly managed to do that by turning aside 47 of 48 shots in regulation time. He ended up falling short in the shootout that followed, but it was still a superb goaltending performance on a team that's been struggling in that regard this season. Although nothing is set in stone yet, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Oilers start Bachman again on Tuesday.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 09:38:00 AM

Goalie Richard Bachman played a remarkable game for the Edmonton Oilers Sunday night despite a 2-1 shootout loss in Los Angeles.

Bachman, a former Dallas backup called up to fill in for the injured Devan Dubnyk against the Kings, was busy all night, making 47 saves. Only Mike Richards found a way to beat him in regulation and overtime before Anze Kopitar scored the winning goal in the shootout session.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 12:52:00 AM

With Devan Dubnyk sidelined, the Edmonton Oilers decided to call up and start Richard Bachman rather than going with Jason LaBarbera against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.

Both Oilers backup options have some history with the Kings. Bachman played against Los Angeles here and there as a Dallas Stars backup while LaBarbera was formerly a backup in L.A. It won't be easy, but a solid performance against the Kings could help Bachman earn future reps.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 04:03:00 PM

Richard Bachman has inked a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers.

Bachman had a 3.25 GAA and .885 save percentage in 13 games with the Dallas Stars last season. He's expected to start the 2013-14 campaign in the minors.
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 01:15:00 PM

Richard Bachman and Jordie Benn aren't likely to get qualifying offers from Dallas.

The Stars don't want Bachman or Benn to take them to salary arbitration, but they are still interested in signing them to more favorable deals. Tom Wandell won't get a qualifying offer either, but he's not expected to be brought back.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 09:31:00 PM

Richard Bachman will be a restricted free agent next month, but Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News doesn't think he'll get a qualifying offer from the Stars.

He is guessing that Dallas will allow him to test the market as an unrestricted free agent, but they may offer him a two-way deal if they want to keep him in the fold. Cristopher Nilstorp got a one-year, two-way extension from Dallas this week, but the team may want to bring in another veteran goaltender to compete for a backup job.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 05:19:00 PM

Richard Bachman made 34 saves in the Stars' 3-0 loss to the Red Wings on Saturday night.

The Stars finish the year with a disappointing 22-22-4 record. Bachman had a good run of starts recently where he was very good, but he was undone by a lousy stretch at the beginning of the year. He had a 6-6-0 record, 3.25 goals-against average and .885 save percentage this season.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 09:51:00 PM

Richard Bachman will get the start for the Stars in their season finale.

Bachman has a 3.28 GAA and .880 save percentage in 12 games. Dallas has been eliminated from playoff consideration.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 01:09:00 PM

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