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Michal Neuvirth

26-Year-Old Goalie – Buffalo Sabres

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The Capitals gave up on Neuvirth after the 26-year-old Czech netminder had trouble wresting the starting job from the struggling Braden Holtby last season. Though it was a small sample size, Neuvirth turned in solid performances in his two games with the Sabres, saving 93 of...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 209   DOB: 3/23/1988   BORN: Usti nad Labem, Czechoslovakia   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #34 Overall in 2006   Show ContractHide Contract

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Neuvirth signed a two-year contract extension with the Capitals in April of 2013.

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Neuvirth, making his first start of the season, stopped 39 of 44 shots in a 5-1 loss to Anaheim on Monday.

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Michal Neuvirth NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2008-09 20 5 2 1 0 0 3.00 11 102 91 .892
2009-10 21 17 9 4 0 0 2.75 40 464 424 .914
2010-11 22 NHL WAS 48 27 12 4 4 2.45 110 1283 1173 .914
2011-12 23 NHL WAS 38 13 13 5 3 2.82 95 976 881 .903
2012-13 24 NHL WAS 13 4 5 2 0 2.74 33 367 334 .910
2013-14 25 NHL BUF 2 0 2 0 0 2.56 5 98 93 .949
2013-14 25 NHL WAS 13 4 6 2 0 2.82 36 419 383 .914
2013-14 25 AHL HER 1 1 0 0 0 4.00 4 37 33 .892
2014-15 26 NHL BUF 1 0 1 0 0 5.00 5 44 39 .886
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#2 Goalie
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Time On Ice Stats

59:46

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Michal Neuvirth was on the ice for 59:46.

5:09

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Michal Neuvirth was on the ice for 5:09 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 59:00 5:53
2014-15 59:46 5:09

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Michal Neuvirth 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Oct. 18 BOS Did Not Play
Oct. 17 FLA Did Not Play
Oct. 14 at CAR Did Not Play
Oct. 13 ANH 0 1 0 5.08 5 44 39 .886
Oct. 11 at CHI Did Not Play
Oct. 9 CLS Did Not Play

Michal Neuvirth: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Neuvirth will start Monday against the Ducks, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

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Neuvirth stopped just 16 shots in Friday's 6-4 loss to Toronto.

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Neuvirth will be the Sabres' starter Friday against Toronto, reports John Vogl of The Buffalo News.

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Neuvirth is set to battle Jhonas Enroth in training camp for top goaltending duties for the Sabres, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.

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The injury that sidelined Neuvirth since mid-March is a nagging hip problem and he's been seeing a specialist, according to The Buffalo News.

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Neuvirth (lower body) is not expected to return this season.

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Sabres coach Ted Nolan said Neuvirth, out since March 13 with a lower-body injury, is still a ways from returning, according to John Vogl of The Buffalo News.

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Neuvirth (lower body) left the team Wednesday and returned to Buffalo for further evaluation.

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Though Neuvirth (lower body) continues to travel with the Sabres, coach Ted Nolan isn't optimistic that the goalie will be back in the lineup in the near future. "[Neuvirth is] not too good. I think we may even send him back to Buffalo to get re-evaluated," Nolan said. "He's not progressing as well as we thought."

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Neuvirth (lower body) will miss both of the Sabres' next two games.

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Neuvirth (lower body) will not be available Thursday against the Oilers.

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Neuvirth (lower body) will not play Tuesday against the Flames, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Neuvirth was number one on the depth chart to start last season but lost the gig in February after some dismal starts. He goes into the season as the entrenched number two, having been extended by the Caps in April 2013. He will get spot starts as Braden Holtby’s backup.

2012-13

Neuvirth was the heir apparent at the midpoint last year but injuries and inconsistent results led to Braden Holtby getting more chances for the Caps as the season ended. Neuvirth did play in 38 games however, notching a .903 save percentage and was 13-13 in 2011-2012 and looks to be giving way to Holtby next season. A new coach is in Washington however, and Neuvirth has the potential at 24-years old to elevate his game. Managers will want to keep an eye on the goalie situation in Washington as draft day approaches, but Holtby appears to have the inside track over Neuvirth.

2011-12

Neuvirth carried the load last season and really put the team on his back when the Caps were struggling to learn the new defensive style. With the recent acquisition of veteran netminder Tomas Vokoun, Neuvirth will have a serious battle for the top job this season. His career stats at the young age of 23 are quite impressive. He is 38-17-0-4, has a 2.55 goals against average, .914 save percentage, and four shutouts. Either way things turn out, Neuvie will be seeing a decent amount of starts this season, though with Vokoun around that will very likely drop from the 45 of last season.

2010-11

Neuvirth has put in time the last two years and showed he has the ability to play at the NHL level. He mainly filled in after Semyon Varlamov was held out for months due to lingering injuries. Despite Jose Theodore getting most of the starts and having his best season, Neuvirth impressed when he got the chance. He went 9-4-0 with a 2.75 GAA and .914 save percentage. After Thedore was not re-signed after the season, it became apparent it is Varlamov and Neuvirth’s team. Which one will start is unknown, but Neuvirth will be a great secondary goaltender with a chance to collect time behind of the league's elite teams.

2009-10

Neuvirth has become one of the three goalie's in the conversation to make a roster spot, but may be the odd man out this season. He played in five games for the Caps last year with a 2-1-0 record (starting only 3 games). The organization has so much depth between the pipes and this kid is right in the mix. More than likely he will begin the year in AHL Hershey, but do not be surprised if he sees some time again this year, and he will be waiting in the wings if needed.

2007-08

Neuvirth, the Caps' 2006 second-round pick, was stellar in the OHL last season. Though he remains behind 2006 first-rounder Simeon Varlamov on the Caps' organizational depth at goalie, he's outperformed Varlamov on the international stage and will continue to compete with him for the right to take over for Olaf Kolzig in a couple years.

2005-06

Neuvirth was the Czech Republic's top goaltender at the 2006 World under-18 tournament in Sweden but he may very well lack the skills to become a top netminder in the NHL. He provides the Capitals with depth at a very thin position.