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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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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. Jun 30 - 4:07 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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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

Eddie Lack turned aside 23 of 26 shots in a 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Lack surrendered a goal in each of the three periods. He has a 2.61 GAA and .901 save percentage in 18 contests this season.
Apr 2 - 8:45 PM

Eddie Lack will back up Cam Ward on Saturday against Dallas.

Great news for Lack, as neck injuries can be quite scary. He's gone 7-5-3 with a .902 save percentage and a 2.58 GAA in 17 games this season.
Apr 1 - 1:11 PM

Eddie Lack won't be in the fold on Tuesday because of a neck strain.

Lack was hurt in Monday's game against Detroit and left the ice on a stretcher. He was released from the hospital after his scans came back negative.
Mar 28 - 3:58 PM

After being taken off the ice on a stretcher on Monday, Eddie Lack later tweeted that "everything looks alright."

Lack added that he would be released from the hospital Monday night. He was hurt when Detroit's Andreas Athanasiou crashed into him on the play that resulted in the overtime winner. It's encouraging that Lack was feeling up to tweeting and didn't stay too long in the hospital, especially given that he has already dealt with concussions this season.
Mar 28 - 9:37 AM

Carolina Hurricanes goalie Eddie Lack stopped 23 shots Monday night before allowing an overtime goal in a 4-3 loss to the visiting Detroit Red Wings.

Lack was injured and was stretchered off the ice when he collided with Detroit's Andreas Athanasiou, who scored the OT goal. Lack's record is now 7-5-3. He has a 2.58 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage.
Mar 27 - 10:33 PM

Eddie Lack suffered an injury in Monday's 4-3 OT loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Lack was hurt after Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou collided with him as he scored the game-winning goal in OT. Lack was down for a while and was eventually stretchered off the ice. The Hurricanes will likely provide an update on his status in the coming days. You can watch the play by clicking the link below.
Mar 27 - 10:01 PM

Eddie Lack is projected to start on Monday.

That's based on the fact that Lack was the first goaltender off the ice following the morning skate. He's won each of his last four starts.
Mar 27 - 11:27 AM

Eddie Lack gave up only one goal on 27 shots Saturday night as the Hurricanes beat the Devils 3-1.

Lack has done an admirable job as a backup. In his current four-game winning streak, he has recorded a worst save percentage of.931. He lost a 3-1 contest to the Avalanche March 7, but even then he had a respectable percentage of .917 and that came on the heels of a .962 win over the Coyotes. Lack is a good option whenever he steps in front of the net.
Mar 26 - 12:59 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Sam Bennett
4Matt Stajan
5Freddie Hamilton
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Matthew Tkachuk
3Kris Versteeg
4Micheal Ferland
5Hunter Shinkaruk
RW1Michael Frolik
2Troy Brouwer
3Spencer Foo
4Curtis Lazar
5Garnet Hathaway
6Emile Poirier
D1Mark Giordano
2Dougie Hamilton
3T.J. Brodie
4Travis Hamonic
5Michael Stone
6Matt Bartkowski
7Brett Kulak
G1Mike Smith
2Eddie Lack