Elvis Merzlikins
Elvis Merzlikins
26-Year-Old GoalieG
Columbus Blue Jackets
Day-To-Day
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 8/13/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A third round pick in the 2014 draft, Merzlikins has been honing his skills over the last few years with Swiss powerhouse Lugano, but Sergei Bobrovsky's departure opens the door for the Latvian to jump right to the NHL without any minor-league seasoning. Merzlikins is a classic butterfly goalie with size and athleticism, and if he can temper his natural aggression enough to keep his angles, he's got the potential to be Bobrovsky's successor. Joonas Korpisalo is likely to open the season as the No. 1 in net for Columbus due to his experience, but if Merzlikins adapts quickly, he could well steal the job sometime this winter. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $8 million contract extension with the Blue Jackets in April of 2020.
Remains unavailable
GColumbus Blue Jackets
Undisclosed
August 10, 2020
Merzlikins (undisclosed) was ruled out ahead of Tuesday's Game 1 clash with Tampa Bay, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Coach John Tortorella told reporters he didn't have a timeline for when Merzlikins might be back in action. With the 25-year-old Latvian on the shelf, the Jackets will continue to roll with Joonas Korpisalo, who went 2-1-0 with a 1.45 GAA and two shutouts in four play-in round clashes with Toronto.
Read More News
NHL Stats
Loading Goalie Stats...
2019
2018
2019 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Goalie Game Log...
2018 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Goalie Game Log...
2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    55:00
Blue Jackets Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Elvis Merzlikins
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Sunday Picks
4 days ago
The Leafs' D has looked inconsistent all year and Chris Morgan tabs Pierre-Luc Dubois to produce in tonight's qualifying round decider.
FanDuel NHL: Friday Targets
6 days ago
Jason Chen dives into Friday's FanDuel slate, which is packed with plenty of excitement in the form of six potential elimination games.
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Friday Picks
6 days ago
The Oilers-Blackhawks series has produced plenty of offense and Chris Morgan figures that trend will continue on Friday.
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Tuesday Picks
9 days ago
Chris Morgan picks the Tuesday Yahoo NHL slate as Frederik Andersen and the Maple Leafs look to even their series against the Blue Jackets in Game 2.
NHL Return: Where the Fantasy Hockey Season Left Off
16 days ago
With just a few short days until the puck drops on the NHL play-in playoff series this Saturday, Jason Chen takes us through a refresher of where we left off when play was paused.
More Fantasy News
Unfit to play
GColumbus Blue Jackets
Undisclosed
August 9, 2020
Merzlikins (undisclosed) won't dress for Sunday's Game 5 versus Toronto, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Late collapse leads to OT loss
GColumbus Blue Jackets
August 7, 2020
Merzlikins allowed four goals on 53 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs in Game 4.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Tending twine Friday
GColumbus Blue Jackets
August 7, 2020
Merzlikins will defend the cage for Friday's Game 4 clash with Toronto, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Backstops comeback win
GColumbus Blue Jackets
August 6, 2020
Merzlikins stopped all 21 shots he faced in relief of Joonas Korpisalo in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win in Game 3 versus the Maple Leafs.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Lands two-year extension
GColumbus Blue Jackets
April 23, 2020
Merzlikins signed a two-year, $8 million contract extension with the Blue Jackets on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.