Curtis McElhinney knows that in signing with Tampa Bay, he'll be going back to a primarily backup role.
McElhinney has spent his career serving as a backup goaltender, but he ended up being more like the 1B in Carolina last season. He had a 20-11-2 record, 2.58 GAA, and .912 save percentage in 33 games. He's not likely to get that kind of playing time in Tampa Bay as long as Andrei Vasilevskiy stays healthy. "Carolina was a unique situation," he said. "Obviously, I got thrust into a bigger role, and it was a lot of fun. It had been 14 years in the making in terms of playing that many games. It was a real treat, but I’ve kind of thrived in this role as a back-up now, and I know they’ll (Tampa Bay) want to cut some of the games back and give me more of an opportunity to provide a bit of relief." Jul 19 5:57 am (EST)
- Curtis McElhinney knows that in signing with Tampa Bay, he'll be going back to a primarily backup role.
- GM Don Waddell revealed Saturday that McElhinney will head elsewhere this offseason, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.
- McElhinney gave up three goals on 22 shots in Thursday's 4-0 series-ending Game 4 loss to Boston. All Curtis McElhinney News
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