Goalie Starters 12/09/2009

Washington Capitals v New Jersey Devils

Please remember to keep refreshing this page or follow me on Twitter for the fastest updates. Here are your expected starting goalies for tonight:

Injury Updates 11/30/2009

Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along.  Here are your wounded bodies for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

Washington Capitals

  • Shaone Morrisonn skated but will not play, Karl Alzner play in his place. [In the Room]

Carolina Hurricanes

  • Joni Pitkanen will play tonight. [Canes Now]
  • Scott Walker is doubtful for tonight.  Cory LaRose did not practice while Cam Ward practiced with goalie coach Tom Barasso. [Canes Country]

Pittsburgh Penguins

New York Rangers

Buffalo Sabres

  • Paul Gaustad will not play. [Sabres.com]
  • Still awaiting word on the status of Craig Rivet.

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Mike Komisarek expected back when the Leafs face the Sabres. [TSN]

Florida Panthers

Atlanta Thrashers

St. Louis Blues

Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Mike Methot out two games with an upper body injury. [Tom Reed]
  • Andrew Murray could return Thursday. [Tom Reed]
  • Derek Dorsett out at least three more games. [Tom Reed]

Dallas Stars

  • No injuries to date.

Detroit Red Wings

  • Patrick Eaves likely out tonight with Kirk Maltby replacing him.  [Mlive.com]
  • Valtteri Filppula should be back on the ice. [Free Press]

Colorado Avalanche

  • T.J. Galiardi questionable, Milan Hejduk out for the night. [All Things Avs]

Tampa Bay Lightning

Calgary Flames

  • Both Cory Sarich and Rene Bourque remain out indefinitely with undisclosed injuries.  [Calgary Sun]
  • Bourque could play Thursday at Phoenix. [Flames Insider]

Nashville Predators

  • No injuries to date.

Around the League

Philadelphia Flyers

  • Daniel Briere still down with the flu, but should be close to 100 percent for Thursday’s game. Simon Gagne could return in three weeks, while Darroll Powe and Blair Betts are out until January.  [Broad Street Bull]

New Jersey Devils

  • Jay Pandolfo and Rob Niedermayer practiced today. [Fire & Ice]
  • Johnny Oduya set to practice with the team tomorrow.  [Tom Gulitti]

Minnesota Wild

  • Martin Havlat and Antti Miettinen practicing with the Wild. [Wild Now]

New York Islanders

Montreal Canadiens

  • Matt D’Agostini and Scott Gomez expected to play tomorrow.  [Habs Inside/Out]

Los Angeles Kings

  • Rob Scuderi questionable while Ryan Smyth took part in a “fairly intensive workout.” [LA Kings Insider]

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Goalie Starters 11/23/2009

Toronto Maple Leafs v Carolina Hurricanes

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/22/2009 @ 10:23 PM

UPDATED 11/23/2009 @ 11:51 AM

UPDATED 11/23/2009 @ 12:30 PM

  • Chris Mason confirmed as the first goalie off the ice here and here. The 33-year-old backstop is 6-6-3 with a 2.17 GAA and .926 SV% in 15 games.

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Goalie Starters 11/21/2009

Columbus Blue Jackets v Washington Capitals

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 1:21 AM

  • Steve Mason announced the starter for the Blue Jackets.  The 21 year old Rookie of the Year comes into tonights matchup 8-5-2 with a 3.48 GAA and .884 SV% in 15 games.  The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline has the full report.

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 12:17 PM

  • Semyon Varlamov confirmed here and here. The young Russian netminder is 8-1 in 10 games with a 2.59 GAA and .911 SV%.  Last night’s starter Michael Neuvirth returned to Hershey this morning.
  • His counterpart will be Vesa Toskala, writes Jonas Siegel.  Toskala boasts a 0-4-2 line with a 4.26 GAA an .854 SV% in eight games.
  • Radio announcer Dan Kamal confirms Marc Andre Fleury facing Johan Hedberg.  The Atlanta backups is 4-1-0 with a 2.63 GAA an .923 SV% in seven games while Fleury is 11-7-0 with a 2.67 GAA and .899 SV% in 18 games.
  • Tom Gulitti’s Fire & Ice reports backup Yann Danis will make his third star of the year.  In his two previous starts, Danis has a 1.00 GAA and .964 SV%.

UPDATED 11/21/2009 @ 12:52 PM

  • John Vogl’s Sabres Edge lists Patrick Lalime as likely for the Sabres.  The backup is winless in two games with a 4.14 GAA an .854 SV% in two games.

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Injury Updates 11/17/2009

Washington Capitals v Atlanta Thrashers

Here are some fantasy-relevant injured players around the league, and their most recent status:

Goalie Starters 11/12/2009


Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/12/2009 @ 3:35 PM:

UPDATED 11/12/2009 @ 2:10 PM:

  • Ilya Bryzgalov starts for the Coyotes, link here.

UPDATED 11/12/2009 @ 2:06 PM:

UPDATED 11/12/2009 @ 1:58 PM:

  • With Antero Niittymaki 2-0-2 in his last five starts, Rick Tocchet will ride the hot hand and keep him in net.  You can read the full report by Damian Christodero via live chat here.

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That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have a reliable source with the starter listed and I have yet to post it, email me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

Yesterday’s Count: 12/12
Year-to-date Predictions: 437/442= 98.8%

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Goalie Starters 11/07/2009


Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 5:25 PM:

  • Steve Goldstein, Panthers play-by-play announcer, confirms Scott Clemmensen in net.  Again via Twitter

UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 5:19 PM:

  • The Capitals chose Jose Theodore for the second straight night.  Thanks to Tarik El-Bashir for reporting this over his Twitter.

UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 4:55 PM:

  • Ray Emery starts for the Flyers again, confirmed via Twitter.

UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 3:47 PM:

UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 3:02 PM:

  • Miikka Kiprusoff expected to start against the Rangers.  The match-up discussed at length at the Calgary Herald.

UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 2:56 PM:

  • Alex Auld faces Niklas Backstrom tonight, Mike Heika’s Five for Fighting reports.  Backstrom makes sense as I don’t believe Josh Harding is ready to go just yet.

UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 2:37 PM:

  • Steve Valiquette starts surprisingly for the Rangers, per Steve Zipay.

UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 2:27 PM:

UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 2:22 PM:

UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 2:02 PM:

  • As previously mentioned, Jon Quick starts for the Kings.  Will update later if necessary.

UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 1:40 PM:

  • Cam Ward starts for the Canes, Chip Alexander of Canes Now mentions again via Twitter..
  • Dan Kamal, radio voice of the Thrashers, confirms Ondrej Pavelec via Twitter.

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UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 12:44 PM:

  • Jonas Enroth debuts for the Sabres, Fluto Shinzawa again has the scoop.

UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 11:52 AM:

UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 11:48 AM:

  • It should be Pascal Leclaire against Martin Brodeur when the Devils face the Senators later.  Leclaire confirmed here.

UPDATED 11/07/2009 @ 11:27 AM:

  • Dan Ellis starts for Nashville tonight, according to John Glennon of Nashville Insider.
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That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have a reliable source with the starter listed and I have yet to post it, email me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

Yesterday’s Count: 12/12
Year-to-date Predictions: 381/386= 98.6%

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-Alexander Monaghan