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Antti Raanta | Goalie

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 193
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Antti Raanta didn't play Saturday because he was sick.
The Blackhawks had to make a late change because of the illness. Coach Joel Quenneville is unsure who will start Sunday against the Canucks. Nov 23 - 3:05 AM

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When Antti Raanta skates out on the ice for his start against the Oilers it will be the first NHL game he will have played in nearly a month.

He last started against the Blues on October 26th, a game he lost 3-2. We would be cautious about starting Raanta even against the success-challenged Oilers.
Nov 22 - 12:25 PM

Antti Raanta will start for the Blackhawks against the Edmonton Oilers.

Raanta has a 2.03 GAA and .933 save percentage in three starts this season. He's played against the Oilers once before and stopped 18 of 20 shots in that contest.
Nov 21 - 5:24 PM

Antti Raanta has been summoned by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Raanta was sent to the minors to get some playing time as he hasn't appeared in an NHL game since Oct. 25. Raanta turned aside 33 of 35 shots in an AHL game.
Source: CSN Chicago
Nov 17 - 6:02 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks assigned Antti Raanta to the AHL after calling up Scott Darling.

Raanta is 1-2-0 with a nice .933 save percentage so far this season, but it doesn't seem like he has the same trust from management as Darling. That might have to do with mediocre work from the 2013-14 season.
Nov 16 - 8:30 AM

There is a strong possibility that Antti Raanta will get the start Sunday night against the Jets.

Corey Crawford started Saturday night against Toronto and lost 4-2 so it might be a good time to give Raanta a start after the latter sat last week in favour of Scott Darling.
Nov 2 - 12:16 PM

Antti Raanta was frustrated with Ryan Reaves' goal being allowed in Chicago's 3-2 loss to St. Louis.

Raanta was furious after Ryan Reaves crashed into him when the puck crossed the line. The goal proved to be the game-winner. "The guy just came and pushed me into the net, and then the puck came in over the line," Raanta said. "I felt like it was a bad call."
Oct 26 - 10:28 AM

Antti Raanta made 28 saves in Chicago’s 3-2 loss to St. Louis on Saturday night.

Raanta gave up three unanswered goals. After winning in his first start of the season, Raanta has now given up six goals over his last two, both losses. Corey Crawford is firmly entrenched as the Blackhawks’ starter, so Raanta should just see a handful of starts each month. Of course, that changes if Crawford continues to be nagged by an upper-body injury.
Oct 25 - 11:46 PM

Antti Raanta will get the start in goal against the Blues Saturday night.

Starter Corey Crawford is still dealing with an upper-body injury and he will not play in Sunday's game against Ottawa either.
Oct 25 - 12:49 PM

Antti Raanta made 24 saves in a 3-2 loss in Nashville during his second game in charge for the injured Corey Crawford.

Raanta could not quite follow up the shutout he posted on Tuesday night, as he faced 27 shots and allowed James Neal to beat him three times. Raanta will try to redeem himself on Saturday night in St. Louis. Raanta is now 1-1 with a 1.51 goals against average and .949 save percentage.
Oct 23 - 11:31 PM

In his first action of the season, Chicago netminder Antti Raanta was perfect as he shut out the Flyers by a score of 4-0.

Starting in place of the injured Corey Crawford, Raanta blocked all 32 shots he faced and earned his first win of the year. Though he was mediocre when called upon last season, the Blackhawks' backup would be a valuable addition in Crawford were to miss any length of time thanks to a terrific supporting cast.
Oct 22 - 12:28 AM

Antti Raanta will play between the pipes on Tuesday.

Raanta had a 2.71 GAA and .897 save percentage in 25 contests in 2013-14. He wasn't expected to get his first start of the season until this weekend, but Corey Crawford is unavailable.
Oct 21 - 12:43 PM

Antti Raanta is likely to play this weekend, according to coach Joel Quenneville.

The Blackhawks play back-to-back games against St. Louis and Ottawa on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. It's probable that Raanta will be in the crease versus the Senators, but we'll keep you posted.
Source: CSN Chicago
Oct 20 - 6:02 PM

Antti Raanta will begin the 2014-15 season seeking a comfort level as an NHL backup goalie.

"You try to focus a little bit more when you're not playing and maybe try to get your practice [to feel like] a game," said Raanta. "So we'll see how it's going to go. You have to be mentally ready to be not playing so much. But I don't want to talk too much about sitting on the bench. I just want to play when I get the chance and try to do my best." He played well when he filled for an injured Corey Crawford as Chicago's starter, but his play fell off when he was relegated to the backup role. Raanta is hopeful that he can make the adjustment this season after getting a year of NHL experience under his belt.
Sep 26 - 10:15 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks have inked Antti Raanta to a two-year contract extension.

Raanta had a 2.71 GAA and .897 save percentage in 25 games with Chicago in 2013-14. He was originally expected to spend the season in the minors, but he moved up in the depth charts because Nikolai Khabibulin spent most of the campaign on the sidelines. This time around, Raanta will enter the season as Chicago's clear backup.
Jun 27 - 10:27 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Toews
2Brad Richards
3Andrew Shaw
4Marcus Kruger
5Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Daniel Carcillo
5Phillip Danault
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Ben Smith
5Jeremy Morin
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Johnny Oduya
5Michal Rozsival
6David Rundblad
7Adam Clendening
8Trevor van Riemsdyk
G1Corey Crawford
2Antti Raanta