Ty Conklin
Ty Conklin
44-Year-Old GoalieG
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with Detroit in July of 2011.
GFree Agent
June 28, 2012
Conklin will become an unrestricted free agent this weekend.
ANALYSIS
It's expected that he will be signing elsewhere as Joey MacDonald ascended into the backup role behind Jimmy Howard last season, and the Wings may be looking for an upgrade if they spend on another goaltending option rather than simple depth. Conklin went 5-6-1 in 15 games while carrying an .884 save percentage and 3.28 GAA last season.
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Conklin didn't appear to be the Wings' first choice in free agency, but he quickly became the answer when Tomas Vokoun landed in Washington. The 35-year-old will serve as the primary backup to Jimmy Howard in his second tour of duty with Detroit. During Conklin's time in St. Louis, he failed to match the level of success he had with the Wings in 2008-09 when he posted a .909 save percentage and 2.51 GAA while sharing time in goal with Chris Osgood. Barring an early-season meltdown, Conklin should fend off Joey MacDonald and see approximately 20 starts as the No. 2 netminder in Detroit this season.
Conklin continued his career as one of the NHL's best backup goalies in 2000-10, posting four shutouts in 26 starts (10 SO in 76 games over last two seasons) while saving more than 92 percent of shots faced. In signing a two-year contract in '09 with St. Louis, which at the time had journeyman Chris Mason in the final year of a contract, Conklin was thinking he put himself in a position to gain a No. 1 spot for an NHL team. But with Mason gone, the organization acquired Jaroslav Halak from Montreal, and Conklin will reprise the role of dutiful backup.
Conklin signed a two-year deal in the offseason after winning 25 games (37 starts, six shutouts) in Detroit. He's a nice fit for the Blues, bringing a lot of experience as a backup, who can challenge Chris Mason as the No. 1.
Conklin is a bit of a sleeper entering his first season with Detroit, given that Chris Osgood hasn't been counted on to handle a starter's workload during the regular season since returning to Detroit before the 2005-06 campaign. When called upon during Marc-Andre Fluery's absence in Pittsburgh last season, Conklin was very good for the Pens en route to an 18-8-5 record over 30 starts. He'll be one of the more valuable backup goaltenders out there given the potentially high number of starts (30-plus) and the caliber of the club skating in front of him. Conklin is a must-own handcuff for those who draft Osgood this season.
Because Conklin has a two-way contract, the backup netminder might find himself toiling in Wilkes-Barre while Dany Sabourin starts the season as Pittsburgh's No. 2 goalie. The Penguins will be Conklin's third organization in the last year after stints with Columbus and Buffalo. He'll need to recapture some of the magic he displayed with Edmonton in 2003-04, when he went 17-14-4 with a 2.42 GAA and .912 save percentage, if he is to have any value with the Penguins.
Depth goalie will battle for the Blue Jackets' backup job in camp.
Conklin will vie for time with Jussi Markkanen, as the two are basically 1 and 1A on the team. He has the mental game down pat for the NHL, but needs to continually work on his netminding skills.
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GDetroit Red Wings  Free Agent
March 30, 2012
Conklin will take back his seat on the bench as the temporary No. 2 goalie Friday, as Jimmy Howard will return from injury.
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GDetroit Red Wings  Free Agent
March 28, 2012
Conklin will guard the crease Wednesday for the Red Wings against the Blue Jackets, according to MLive.
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Ty Conklin: Set to Fill in for Howard
GDetroit Red Wings  Free Agent
March 27, 2012
Conklin is expected to start each of the Wings' next two games, the Detroit Free Press reports.
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GDetroit Red Wings  Free Agent
March 26, 2012
Conklin turned away all but two of the 28 shots he faced in Monday's win over Columbus.
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GDetroit Red Wings  Free Agent
March 26, 2012
Conklin will start Monday for the Red Wings against the Blue Jackets, according to Ansar Khan of MLive.
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