Quick traded to Blue Jackets by Kings for Gavrikov, Korpisalo
Jonathan Quick was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets by the Los Angeles Kings for Vladislav Gavrikov and Joonas Korpisalo on Wednesday.
The Blue Jackets also received a conditional first-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft and a third-round selection in the 2024 NHL Draft.
Quick is 11-13-4 with a 3.50 goals-against average, .876 save percentage and one shutout in 31 games (27 starts) this season. The 37-year-old goalie is in the final season of a 10-year contract he signed with the Kings on July 1, 2012, and can become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
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Selected by Los Angeles in the third round (No. 72) of the 2005 NHL Draft, Quick is 370-275-82 with a 2.46 GAA, .911 save percentage and 57 shutouts in 743 regular-season games (731 starts). He is also 49-43 with a 2.31 GAA, .921 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 92 Stanley Cup Playoff games, helping the Kings win the Cup in 2012 and 2014.
Quick was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy voted as most valuable player of the playoffs in 2012. He has also won the William M. Jennings Trophy, which is awarded to the goaltenders who played for the team that allowed the fewest goals, twice (2013-14, 2017-18).
“Jonathan Quick is a two-time Stanley Cup winner who has been an outstanding goaltender in our league for a long time and this deal provides us with draft capital that will be valuable as we move forward as an organization,” Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. “It’s never easy to trade players like Vladislav Gavrikov and Joonas Korpisalo as they have been exceptional Blue Jackets but given our current position these moves were in our club’s best interest. They are wonderful individuals, and we will always appreciate the contributions they made while they were here.”
A native of Milford, Connecticut, Quick is four wins shy of tying John Vanbiesbrouck for second among U.S.-born goalies in NHL history. Ryan Miller is first with 391.
Both Gavrikov and Korpisalo were held out of the Blue Jackets’ 5-3 win at the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.
Gavrikov, who was held out for an eighth straight game, is in the final season of a three-year contract he signed with the Blue Jackets on Nov. 5, 2020, and can become an unrestricted free agent after the season. The 27-year-old defenseman has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 52 games this season.
Selected by Columbus in the sixth round (No. 159) of the 2015 NHL Draft, Gavrikov has 73 points (15 goals, 58 assists) in 256 regular-season games, and three points (one goal, two assists) in 12 playoff games.
Korpisalo, 28, is 11-11-3 with a 3.17 GAA and .913 save percentage in 28 games (26 starts) this season. He signed a one-year contract with the Blue Jackets on May 20 and can become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
Selected by Columbus in the third round (No. 62) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Korpisalo is 87-78-24 with a 3.06 GAA, .903 save percentage and three shutouts in 210 regular-season games (190 starts), and 3-5 with a 1.90 GAA, .941 save percentage and two shutouts in nine playoff games.
If the Kings qualify for the playoffs, the Blue Jackets will receive the 2023 first-round pick, but if Los Angeles does not reach the postseason, Columbus will instead acquire Los Angeles’ second-round picks in the 2023 and 2024 NHL Drafts.
The Kings (34-20-8) are tied for first in the Pacific Division with the Vegas Golden Knights, who have played two fewer games.
Earlier this season, they loaned Cal Petersen, who is in the first season of a three-year, $15 million contract ($5 million average annual value), to Ontario of the American Hockey League after he cleared waivers. Pheonix Copley, who was recalled from Ontario on Nov. 27, has gone 18-4-2 with a 2.82 GAA with Los Angeles, but has a .899 save percentage in 27 games (26 starts).
The Blue Jackets (20-35-6) are last in the NHL.
Bruins F Greer suspended one game for cross-checking Habs F Hoffman – TSN
Boston Bruins forward AJ Greer has been suspended one game by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for cross-checking Montreal Canadiens winger Mike Hoffman on Thursday night.
Boston’s A.J. Greer has been suspended for one game for Cross-checking Montreal’s Mike Hoffman. https://t.co/SZkcAlo8qk
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) March 24, 2023
The incident occurred in the first period of Thursday’s 4-2 Bruins win over the Canadiens when the two players were battling prior to a faceoff, which resulted in Greer cross-checking Hoffman in the face.
Greer received a five-minute major for cross-checking and a game misconduct, while Hoffman briefly left the game with an injury but returned in the second period.
Greer, 26, has five goals and 11 points in 52 games this season.
Play-off field complete at LGT World Women's Championship – worldcurling.org
The play-off field is set at the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2023, taking place from 18–26 March in the Göransson Arena.
Switzerland women completed their round-robin campaign unbeaten (12-0), secured first place in the rankings and a spot in Saturday’s semi-finals.
Norway finished second in the rankings with an 8-4 win-loss record, and they also secured a direct place in the semi-finals.
Canada are ranked third (7-5) and will play sixth-ranked Japan (7-5) in one qualification game. Fourth-ranked Italy (7-5) and fifth-placed hosts Sweden (7-5) will play in the other qualification game.
Both qualification games will take place on Saturday 25 March at 10:00 and the winners of these games earn a place in the semi-finals.
Switzerland will play the winner of the Italy vs Sweden game in one semi-final, while Norway will meet the winner of the Canada vs Japan game in the other semi-final.
Both semi-finals will take place on Saturday at 16:00.
The winners of the semi-finals will play for gold medals and the world title on Sunday 26 March at 15:00. The losers of the semi-finals will play for bronze medals earlier that day, at 10:00.
All times are CET (Central European Time) which is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) +1 hour, except for 26 March, when times are CEST (Central European Summer Time) which is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) +2 hours.
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Canada narrowly qualifies for playoffs at women's curling worlds despite late loss – CBC.ca
Canada’s Kerri Einarson closed her round-robin schedule with an 11-5 loss to Denmark’s Madeleine Dupont on Friday but still managed to secure a playoff berth at the women’s world curling championship in Sandviken, Sweden.
Her Manitoba-based rink of Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Harris, which defeated Turkey’s Dilsat Yildiz 10-4 earlier in the day, finished in third place at 7-5 and will face sixth-place Japan (7-5) on Saturday in a qualification match at the Goransson Arena.
The top six teams advanced to the playoffs, with three-time defending champion Switzerland (12-0) and Norway (8-4) getting byes to the semifinals as the top two teams.
Canada fell to Japan 6-5 in round-robin play on Thursday.
Sweden (7-5) and Italy (7-5) meet in the other qualification game.
After conceding to Denmark after eight ends, Canada locked up a spot in a qualification game a short time later when American Tabitha Peterson dropped a 10-6 decision to South Korea’s Seungyoun Ha.
“We were going to have some anxious moments here waiting, but we knew there were a lot of scenarios here where we still make it through,” Birchard said.
The Americans missed the cut at 6-6.
Qualification games and semifinals were scheduled for Saturday and medal games were on tap Sunday.
Einarson won bronze at last year’s world playdowns in Prince George, B.C. Canada hasn’t won gold at this competition since 2018 when Jennifer Jones was victorious in North Bay, Ont.
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