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Michal Neuvirth

26-Year-Old Goalie – Buffalo Sabres

2013-14 NHL Stats

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4

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8

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0

GAA

2.79

SV%

.921

2014-15 NHL Projections

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The Caps gave up on Neuvirth after the 26-year-old Czech netminder had trouble nailing down the starting job. Neuvirth turned in solid performances in his two games with the Sabres, posting a 2.56 goals-against average and spectacular .949 save percentage. Like in Washington...

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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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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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Michal Neuvirth NHL Stats
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  Goalie Stats
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
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Michal Neuvirth – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Goalie

Time On Ice Stats

59:00

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Michal Neuvirth was on the ice for 59:00.

5:53

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Michal Neuvirth was on the ice for 5:53 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 55:38 4:31
2013-14 58:32 3:00
2013-14 59:00 5:53

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Michal Neuvirth 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Apr. 13 NYI Did Not Play
Apr. 12 at BOS Did Not Play
Apr. 10 at NYR Did Not Play
Apr. 8 DET Did Not Play
Apr. 6 at PHI Did Not Play
Apr. 4 at DET Did Not Play
Apr. 3 at STL Did Not Play
Apr. 1 NJ Did Not Play
Mar. 29 TB Did Not Play
Mar. 27 at NSH Did Not Play
Mar. 25 at MON Did Not Play
Mar. 23 at VAN Did Not Play
Mar. 20 at EDM Did Not Play
Mar. 18 at CGY Did Not Play
Mar. 16 MON Did Not Play
Mar. 15 at NYI Did Not Play
Mar. 13 at CAR 0 1 0 3.10 3 54 51 .944
Mar. 11 NSH Did Not Play
Mar. 9 CHI Did Not Play
Mar. 7 at FLA 0 1 0 2.07 2 44 42 .955
Mar. 6 at TB Did Not Play
Mar. 3 at DAL Did Not Play
Feb. 28 SJ Did Not Play
Feb. 26 BOS Did Not Play
Feb. 25 CAR Did Not Play
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Feb. 6 at OTT Did Not Play
Feb. 5 PIT Did Not Play
Feb. 3 EDM Did Not Play
Feb. 1 at COL Did Not Play
Jan. 30 at PHO Did Not Play
Jan. 28 WAS Did Not Play
Jan. 27 at PIT Did Not Play
Jan. 25 at CLS Did Not Play
Jan. 23 CAR Did Not Play
Jan. 21 FLA Did Not Play
Jan. 18 CLS Did Not Play
Jan. 15 at TOR 0 1 0 4.14 4 37 33 .892
Jan. 14 PHI Did Not Play
Jan. 12 at WAS Did Not Play
Jan. 9 FLA Did Not Play
Jan. 7 CAR Did Not Play
Jan. 4 NJ Did Not Play
Jan. 2 at MIN Did Not Play
Dec. 31 at WPG Did Not Play
Dec. 29 WAS Did Not Play
Dec. 27 at TOR Did Not Play
Dec. 23 PHO Did Not Play
Dec. 21 at BOS Did Not Play
Dec. 19 BOS Did Not Play
Dec. 17 WPG Did Not Play
Dec. 14 CGY Did Not Play
Dec. 12 at OTT Did Not Play
Dec. 10 OTT Did Not Play
Dec. 7 at MON Did Not Play
Dec. 5 NYR Did Not Play
Nov. 30 at NJ Did Not Play
Nov. 29 TOR Did Not Play
Nov. 27 MON Did Not Play
Nov. 24 DET Did Not Play
Nov. 21 at PHI Did Not Play
Nov. 19 STL Did Not Play
Nov. 16 at TOR Did Not Play
Nov. 15 TOR Did Not Play
Nov. 12 LA Did Not Play
Nov. 8 at ANH Did Not Play
Nov. 7 at LA Did Not Play
Nov. 5 at SJ Did Not Play
Nov. 2 ANH 1 0 0 1.88 2 33 31 .939
Oct. 31 at NYR Did Not Play
Oct. 28 DAL 0 1 0 3.05 3 41 38 .927
Oct. 26 at TB 0 0 0 2.55 2 19 17 .895
Oct. 25 at FLA Did Not Play
Oct. 23 BOS Did Not Play
Oct. 19 COL Did Not Play
Oct. 17 VAN Did Not Play
Oct. 15 at NYI Did Not Play
Oct. 14 MIN Did Not Play
Oct. 12 at CHI 0 1 0 5.08 5 28 23 .821
Oct. 10 CLS Did Not Play
Oct. 8 TB Did Not Play
Oct. 5 at PIT Did Not Play
Oct. 4 OTT Did Not Play
Oct. 2 at DET Did Not Play

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

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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Neuvirth (lower body) will travel with the Sabres on their five-game road trip beginning Tuesday in Calgary.

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Neuvirth is out with a lower-body injury, reports John Vogl of The Buffalo News.

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Neuvirth allowed three goals on 54 shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Carolina in his second start since being acquired from Washington on trade deadline day.

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Neuvirth will get the start in goal Thursday vs. the Hurricanes.

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Neuvirth stopped 42 of 44 shots but took the loss in his Sabres debut Friday.

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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.