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Mathieu Garon | Goalie | #29

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (40) / 1/9/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 207
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 2 (44) / MON
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Mathieu Garon has announced his retirement.
Garon had a 144-131-31 record in 341 games with the Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Tampa Bay Lightning. He had a career 2.83 GAA and .903 save percentage. Garon didn't play in North America this season, opting instead to sign with the KHL's Omsk Avangard. Fri, May 2, 2014 04:38:00 PM

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Mathieu Garon has agreed to terms with Avangard Omsk of the KHL.

Garon had a 2.90 GAA and .897 save percentage in 18 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning last season. His new contract will cover the remainder of the 2013-14 campaign.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 05:08:00 PM

The Los Angeles Kings decided that a PTO was enough for Mathieu Garon, making him a free agent once more.

Garon is an experienced backup, but Ben Scrivens probably deserves the No. 2 job anyway. Perhaps a team in need of depth will give Garon a try? There are worse backups in the NHL.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 05:05:00 PM

Mathieu Garon is attending Los Angeles' training camp on a tryout basis.

He played with the Kings in 2005-06 and 2006-07, so returning to the team felt natural to him. "I was waiting to see. I had a few other places, a few other choices," said Garon. "But it seems like the team here, they really wanted me to come to camp. It was exciting for me. I know the city, I know this team. I've played here before, and I'm just excited to be here." Ben Scrivens is still considered to be the favorite to back up Jonathan Quick this season, but Garon will attempt to wrestle the role away from him.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 05:30:00 PM

Mathieu Garon allowed three goals on 22 shots Sunday as the Lightning dropped a 3-1 decision to Buffalo.

Garon entered Saturday's loss to the Capitals in relief of the newly-acquired Ben Bishop and drew the start today, but was unable to record a victory. His record falls to 5-9-2 on the campaign.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 07:49:00 PM

Although he wasn't expected to play again this season, Mathieu Garon will likely get the start Sunday against Buffalo.

Anders Lindback is still recovering from an ankle injury and Ben Bishop is playing Saturday. Start Garon at your own risk.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 01:11:00 PM

Mathieu Garon won't be back with the Tampa Bay Lightning next season.

The Bolts acquired Ben Bishop from Ottawa Wednesday and he'll tend to the team's goal along with Anders Lindback in 2013-14. Garon is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 11:55:00 AM

Mathieu Garon made 23 saves on 25 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss versus the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.

He had won his previous two games entering the contest, but this defeat drops his record to 5-8-1 on the year. Anders Lindback has resumed skating, but Garon will continue to shoulder the load between the pipes in his absence.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 11:01:00 PM

Mathieu Garon will likely start in net Tuesday night.

Garon has been the main man in Tampa's net since Anders Lindback got hurt. Expect that to continue for as long as Lindback is sidelined. Garon has a 2.90 GAA and a .901 save percentage on the season.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 03:55:00 PM

Mathieu Garon made 21 saves in Tampa Bay's 5-4 shootout win over the Devils on Friday night.

Not the best night for the netminder, but hey, he did just enough to earn the win. He has a 2.90 goals-against average and .901 save percentage on the season and really shouldn't be on fantasy radars down the stretch.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 10:32:00 PM

Mathieu Garon is expected to start for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday.

It will be Garon's fourth start in five games. He's struggled recently, but did turn aside 13 of 14 shots in a 2-1 victory on Tuesday. Garon will be aiming to earn his first two-game winning streak of the season.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 12:50:00 PM

Mathieu Garon had a relatively easy night in Tuesday's win over Buffalo.

He made 13 saves on 14 shots while posting a 2-1 win. Garon didn't face more than five shots in any period. He has four wins and eight losses this season and should get his fair share of starts with Anders Lindback injured.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 11:13:00 PM

It looks like Mathieu Garon will get the start Tuesday night.

Normal starter Anders Lindback is sidelined by a high-ankle sprain, meaning Garon should get the bulk of starts for the time being. Garon has given up three goals in each of his last two start and was pulled after just 17 minutes in his most recent turn. We don't recommend starting him.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 03:20:00 PM

Mathieu Garon stopped eight of 11 shots in a 5-3 loss Saturday.

Garon was yanked after just 17:01 minutes. Cedrick Desjardins replaced Garon and kicked out 19 of 20 shots, but the damage was already done.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Mathieu Garon will start between the pipes for the Lightning on Saturday.

The Lightning are five points out of a playoff spot, so obviously each game is a must-win now. Garon is 3-8-0 with a 2.78 goals-against average and .910 save percentage on the year.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 10:14:00 AM

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