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Eddie Lack | Goalie | #31

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/5/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 187
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Eddie Lack went unclaimed on waivers.
Calgary sent Lack to the minors as a result. Lack got off to an ugly start this season with a 1-2-0 record, 5.29 GAA, and .813 save percentage in four games. At one point he looked like he had starter potential, but now the 29-year-old netminder will have to prove that he's worth being on an NHL roster at all. Nov 24 - 12:17 PM
Source: NHL.com

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The Calgary Flames have placed Eddie Lack on waivers.

Lack has posted some ugly numbers in four games this season. He has a 1-2-0 record with a 5.29 goals-against-average and a .813 save percentage this season.
Nov 23 - 12:34 PM

Eddie Lack was given the hook in Wednesday's 8-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Lack got the start because Mike Smith has been dealing with an injury. The Flames goaltender lasted under 25 minutes, as he allowed five goals on 15 shots. Lack now has 1-2-0 record with a 5.29 goals-against-average and a .813 save percentage this season. Jon Gillies entered the game in relief of Lack, and he allowed three goals on 12 shots. Neither one of these goaltenders will carry any fantasy value.
Nov 15 - 11:34 PM

Eddie Lack will play between the pipes on Wednesday.

Lack is filling the void left by Smith, who has an upper-body injury. "It's a great opportunity for me to show that I can play and I can win games with this team. I'm excited. It's going to be a new arena to play in too, that I haven't played in before," Lack said. Jon Gillies will serve as Lack's backup goaltender.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 15 - 1:23 PM

Eddie Lack entered Monday's game to start the second period against St. Louis, allowing two goals on 15 shots to earn the unlikely victory.

Veteran Mike Smith made the start, but he was lifted after the first period due to an undisclosed injury. Lack stepped into the crease with a 2-2 tie, and he received ample support in the final two periods. The Flames have a six-game, 11-day road trip coming and Lack could be a big part of the team's immediate plans if Smith is forced to the shelf.
Nov 13 - 11:45 PM

Eddie Lack allowed four goals on 28 shots in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Lack's first start of the season didn't go as planned. Calgary jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, but St. Louis scored three unanswered goals and never looked back. One of St. Louis' goals was scored into an empty net, while two others were tallied on the power play. Lack now owns a 0-1-0 record with a 4.17 goals-against-average and a .853 save percentage in two appearances. He isn't worth owning in any fantasy format.
Oct 25 - 11:03 PM

Eddie Lack will be between the pipes for Wednesday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

Lack made a 12-minute appearance earlier this season, but that's all the action he's seen in 2017-18. He had an 8-7-3 record with a 2.64 goals-against-average and a .902 save percentage.
Oct 25 - 6:31 PM

Eddie Lack is the probable starter Saturday against Vancouver.

Mike Smith has started all five of Calgary's games so far this season, including Friday night's 6-0 loss to Ottawa, so it may be Lack time in Calgary. We would be a little leery about starting Lack Saturday night against a surprisingly effective Vancouver squad.
Oct 14 - 12:43 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes' willingness to retain half of Eddie Lack's remaining salary was a major factor in shipping him to Calgary.

The Flames acquired Lack, Ryan Murphy, and a seventh-round pick in 2019 in exchange for Keegan Kanzig and a sixth-round pick in 2019. Lack comes with a $2.75 million cap hit in 2017-18 before he's eligible to become a UFA, but the Flames will only be charged for $1.375 million of that. "I think it’s a big part of it," Flames GM Brad Treliving said of the reduced cap burden. "From an economic standpoint and a salary cap standpoint, that made it work. He comes in at a very manageable number, and that was certainly a big part of this equation." Lack will enter the season as Mike Smith's backup goaltender.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 30 - 4:07 AM

Carolina has traded Eddie Lack, Ryan Murphy and a seventh-round pick in 2019 to Calgary for Keegan Kanzig and a sixth-round pick in 2019.

This trade helps the Hurricanes shed a goaltender, as they were set to start the season with three on their roster. Lack has been a disappointment since being acquired from Vancouver in a trade. He battled injuries this season and finished the year with a 8-7-3 record, a 2.64 goals against average and .902 save percentage. Carolina retains half of his $2.75 million dollar salary in the deal as well. Lack will be the backup to Mike Smith this season in Calgary.
Jun 29 - 8:21 PM

With Scott Darling signed to a four-year, $16.6 million deal, Eddie Lack's future is very much in question.

Lack has a season left on his two-year, $5.5 million contract, but he's now third on the Hurricanes' depth charts behind Darling and Cam Ward. It's not clear how Carolina will approach the fact that it now has three goaltenders signed to one-way contracts for the 2017-18 campaign, but it wouldn't be surprising if they try to move Lack. If that's not successful though, they might end up buying out his contract or perhaps sending him to the AHL after training camp rather than carry three goaltenders. Lack had a 2.64 GAA and .902 save percentage in 20 contests in 2016-17,
May 6 - 4:40 AM

Eddie Lack made 41 saves on 44 shots to earn a victory in the season finale on Sunday night.

Lack finishes with an 8-7-3 record, 2.64 goals against average and .902 save percentage. He snapped a three game winless slump heading into the summer.
Apr 9 - 11:31 PM

Eddie Lack will get Sunday's season finale against the Flyers.

Lack comes into the match with a 7-7-3 record with a .900 save percentage and a 2.63 GAA.
Apr 9 - 2:12 PM

Eddie Lack stopped 20 of 23 shots in a 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday.

Lack's play has noticeably dropped since his scary injury against the Red Wings on March 27. He has dropped three straight, while allowing 10 goals during that span. He has improved from his first season in Carolina but still isn't a recommended option for fantasy general managers going into next year. Lack's record drops to 7-7-3 with a 2.63 goals against average and a .900 save percentage.
Apr 6 - 9:51 PM

Eddie Lack will play between the pipes Thursday night.

Lack has only started in one of the Hurricanes' previous five games. He has a 2.61 GAA and .901 save percentage in 18 contests in 2016-17.
Apr 6 - 11:49 AM

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C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Mark Jankowski
4Matt Stajan
5Freddie Hamilton
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Matthew Tkachuk
3Kris Versteeg
4Sam Bennett
RW1Michael Frolik
2Micheal Ferland
3Jaromir Jagr
4Garnet Hathaway
5Curtis Lazar
6Troy Brouwer
D1Dougie Hamilton
2Mark Giordano
3T.J. Brodie
4Travis Hamonic
5Michael Stone
6Matt Bartkowski
7Brett Kulak
G1Mike Smith
2David Rittich