Pavelec, Ondrej #31 (G)  - New York Rangers - NHL 2017/18 Regular
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 212 lbs.
Shoots: left
Born on: Aug. 31, 1987
Age: 30
Birthplace: Kladno, Czechoslovakia
Salary: $1.300M
Cap Hit: $1.300M
NHL.com: Go
Draft Round: 2
Draft Pick: 41
Draft Year: 2005
Rookie Year: 2008
Draft Team: ATL

Statistics - NHL 2017/18 Regular

Split GP GS W L OTL GA SV SV% SO A
Actual 16 10 4 7 1 37 375 91.0 1 0
Projected 22 14 5 10 1 51 513 91.0 1 0

Injury Update (Knee) Feb. 11, 2018 - IR

Pavelec will miss 2-3 weeks with a sprained MCL.

Expected return date: March 2, 2018

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Date News Advice
Feb. 9, 2018 Pavelec is out 2 to 3 weeks with a sprained MCL. The backup goalie stopped 7 of 8 shots Friday against the Flames before exiting his first start since Jan. 25 after one period.
Feb. 7, 2018 Ondrej Pavelec stopped 16 of 18 shots in the Rangers' 6-1 loss to the Bruins on Wednesday. Pavelec did not factor in the decision and remained at 4-7-1 on the season with a 3.01 GAA and .911 save percentage. None
Feb. 1, 2018 Ondrej Pavelec stopped 19 of 19 shots in the Rangers' 4-0 loss to the Maple Leafs on Thursday. He did not factor in the decision and is 4-7-1 on the season with a 2.98 GAA and .912 save percentage. None
Jan. 26, 2018 Ondrej Pavelec stopped 23 of 28 shots in the Rangers' 6-5 win over the Sharks on Thursday. The victory pushed him to 4-7-1 on the season with a 3.15 GAA and .907 save percentage. None
Jan. 24, 2018 Ondrej Pavelec stopped 21 of 23 shots in the Rangers' 6-3 loss to the Ducks on Tuesday. The defeat dropped him to 3-7-1 on the season with a 2.96 GAA and .914 save percentage. None
Jan. 13, 2018 Ondrej Pavelec stopped 14 of 19 shots before being replaced in the Rangers' 7-2 loss to the Islanders on Saturday. The defeat dropped Pavelec to 3-6-1 on the season with a 2.97 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Jan. 8, 2018 Ondrej Pavelec stopped 32 of 34 shots in the Rangers' 2-1 loss to the Golden Knights on Sunday. The defeat dropped him to 3-5-1 on the season with a 2.55 GAA and .926 save percentage. Pavelec has gone 2-2-1 over his last six appearances despite posting a 1.78 goals-against average in that span.
Dec. 28, 2017 Ondrej Pavelec stopped all 30 shots he faced in the Rangers' 1-0 shootout win over the Capitals on Wednesday for his first shutout of the year. The victory pushed him to 3-4-1 on the season with a 2.61 GAA and .924 save percentage. None
Dec. 5, 2017 Filling in for an ailing Henrik Lundqvist, Pavelec came up with a season-high 41 saves to help the Rangers to Tuesday's 4-3 win at Pittsburgh. Lundqvist is just dealing with an illness and should be good to go when the Rangers visit Washington on Friday. Despite this strong effort, Pavelec would be a risky alternative if Lundqvist can't go, as he still owns a lackluster 3.46 goals-against average and .899 save percentage for the season.
July 1, 2017 The Rangers have signed Pavelec to a one-year, $1.3 million contract. Pavelec, who turns 30 in August, replaces the traded Antti Raanta as Henrik Lundqvist's backup. The 10-year veteran will attempt to bounce back from a poor and injury-plagued 2016-17 campaign in which he recorded a 3.55 goals-against average in eight starts and missed most of the season with a knee problem.
March 6, 2017 Pavelec underwent a knee scope on Monday and is expected to be out for 2-4 weeks. It's possible Pavelec might not return this season.
Feb. 8, 2017 Pavelec (lower-body injury) won't dress Friday against St. Louis, but the Jets activated him off IR hours before the game. Pavelec, who last played Feb. 7, could return Saturday against Colorado.
Feb. 4, 2017 Pavelec stopped 23 of 27 shots in the Jets' 5-2 loss at Colorado on Saturday. The Jets appear to be showcasing the goaltender for a possible trade, as he's started seven of eight games since being recalled from the minors in mid-January. Pavelec hasn't done much to generate interest, though, having allowed at least three goals in each of those outings.
Jan. 21, 2017 Pavelec made 34 saves in Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Blues. Pavelec has earned two wins in as many starts, allowing three goals in each, since being called up from the AHL.
Jan. 19, 2017 Pavelec made 30 saves in his season debut, and the Winnipeg Jets halted a four-game losing streak with goals from six players in a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night. It was Pavelec's first NHL game this season after the veteran goalie was sent to the American Hockey League's Manitoba Moose at the end of training camp. The 29-year-old Pavelec was recalled Tuesday to start instead of Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson, who each struggled during the team's winless skid (0-3-1).
Jan. 17, 2017 The Jets have recalled Pavelec from their AHL affiliate in Manitoba. The veteran has spent the entire season in the minors with the Jets opting to go with Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson as their top two goaltenders, though neither has been particularly consistent. Pavelec may not be the answer either, as he posted a lackluster 2.78 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage in 18 games with Manitoba.
April 4, 2016 Pavelec came up big with 28 saves in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Wild. Pavelec bounced back nicely after allowing five goals in his previous start against Chicago.
March 25, 2016 Pavelec followed his Tuesday shutout with 33 saves in Thursday's 4-1 win over Los Angeles. He has a .984 save percentage and 0.50 goals-against average his last two starts.
March 23, 2016 Pavelec made 28 saves to shut out Vancouver on Tuesday. It marked Pavelec's first shutout of the season. He had five in 2014-15.
March 13, 2016 Pavelec made 35 saves Saturday. Pavelec moved to 6-1-3 with a 1.84 GAA against the Avs in his career.
Nov. 21, 2015 Pavelec stopped 21 shots in a 2-1 shootout win over Edmonton on Saturday night, his first start since Nov. 2. Pavelec missed 33 games because of a knee injury.
Nov. 8, 2015 Pavelec made 20 saves Saturday. Pavelec owns a middling 2.41 GAA.
Nov. 2, 2015 Pavelec relieved backup Michael Hutchinson in the second period on Sunday and allowed one goal while making 16 saves in a 5-1 loss at Montreal. Pavelec has a 1.93 goals-against average in his last three appearances.
Oct. 19, 2015 Pavelec has been either very good or very bad in his four starts for the Jets, and Sunday it was the latter. He gave up four goals while making 37 saves in a 4-2 loss to St. Louis. Pavelec has a 1.50 goals-against average in his two wins and a 3.56 GAA in a pair of losses.
Oct. 12, 2015 Pavelec made 40 saves Monday. Pavelec fell to 1-4-3 with a 3.06 GAA in his last eight starts against the Isles.
April 8, 2015 Pavelec stopped 30 shots for his second consecutive shutout and the Jets strengthened their bid for a Western Conference playoff spot with a 1-0 victory over the Central-leading Blues on Tuesday night. He's stopped 62 shots in two games. No Jets goalie has posted three straight shutouts.
April 7, 2015 Pavelec had 32 saves in the Jets' 2-0 win at Minnesota on Monday. Pavelec had three shutouts on the season, one shy of his career high set in 2010-11 with Atlanta and tied the following season in Winnipeg.
April 5, 2015 Pavelec made 26 saves in the Jets' 5-4 victory Saturday over the Vancouver Canucks. Pavelec avoided a third straight defeat.
March 30, 2015 Pavelec saw his amazing run end Sunday. Pavelec made 20 saves as his astounding six-game win streak came to an end.
March 27, 2015 The surging Pavelec had 39 saves Thursday. Pavelec posted his sixth consecutive win. Fans were already chanting "Pavy, Pavy" after he stopped 20 shots in the first period to preserve Winnipeg's 1-0 lead. "Yes, I heard it. It's always nice," the humble Pavelec said with a small smile.
March 24, 2015 Pavelec made 33 saves in Monday's 4-1 win at Edmonton. Pavelec has won five consecutive starts behind a 0.98 GAA. It's hard to find a hotter goalie in the game right now.
March 22, 2015 Pavelec recorded his second shutout of the season Saturday, stopping 28 shots against Washington. Pavelec is 4-1-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average in his last six games.
March 20, 2015 Pavelec made 32 saves in Thursday's 2-1 shootout win over St. Louis. Pavelec has won three in a row behind a 1.30 GAA.
March 18, 2015 Pavelec stopped 38 shots, and the Jets moved into a playoff spot in the Western Conference with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. It was Pavelec's second straight win and his first consecutive starts since late November. Rookie Michael Hutchinson has gotten the nod in net lately, and most of the adulation this season.
Feb. 4, 2015 Pavelec stopped 30 of 33 shots Tuesday, but didn't get much support in a 3-2 overtime loss at Vancouver. Pavelec has gone 2-3-3 with a 3.31 goals-against average over his last eight starts.
Jan. 16, 2015 Pavelec came up huge with 46 saves in Thursday's 2-1 win at Dallas. Pavelec had allowed four goals in each of his previous four games before stepping up. He owns a 2.07 GAA over an 11-start stretch on the road.
Dec. 17, 2014 Pavelec finished with 27 saves in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Buffalo. Pavelec is 3-0-2 with a 2.16 GAA in his last five starts.
Nov. 27, 2014 After a quiet 40 minutes, Pavelec made nine of his 19 saves in the final period as the Jets held on to beat the Sabres 2-1 on Wednesday night. Pavelec's best work came midway through the final period, when he made two saves on Matt Moulson during a 2-on-1. The late action was robust compared to the first two periods, when Buffalo barely made it into the Winnipeg zone.
Nov. 9, 2014 Pavelec stopped 37 shots in Saturday's 2-1 shootout win in Ottawa. Pavelec's last seven starts have produced a 5-0-2 record, 1.36 goals-against average and .952 save percentage.
Nov. 2, 2014 Pavelec made 38 saves in a 1-0 shootout win Saturday against the New York Rangers. Pavelec's last six starts have produced a 4-1-1 record and 1.70 goals-against average.
Oct. 22, 2014 Pavelec made 21 saves in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Carolina. Pavelec had dropped each of his previous three starts before bouncing back. He'll carry a 2.32 GAA into the next game.
March 2, 2014 Pavelec finished with 39 saves to help Winnipeg pull out a 3-1 win over Nashville on Saturday. Pavelec is 9-3-0 with a 2.23 goals-against average in his last 12 starts.
Feb. 28, 2014 Pavelec made 34 saves Thursday in a win over Phoenix. Pavelec is 8-3-0 with a 2.35 goals-against average since Jan. 13.
Jan. 22, 2014 Pavelec made 40 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 win at Anaheim Pavelec has been terrific of late, posting a 1.74 GAA in winning a season high-tying four consecutive starts. Fantasy owners should ride him while he's hot.
Jan. 19, 2014 Pavelec made 20 saves in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over Edmonton. Pavelec has now won three consecutive starts while posting a 1.66 GAA, a whole lot better than his season mark of 3.02.
Nov. 23, 2013 Pavelec made 33 saves Saturday in a 3-2 SO loss to the Wild. Pavelec has lost three straight starts and you shouldn't trust him in your fantasy league.
Nov. 16, 2013 Pavelec made 32 saves in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over Philadelphia. Pavelec has now posted three consecutive wins, all of which have come in shootouts. He is 8-7-2 with a 2.78 GAA on the season.
Nov. 9, 2013 Pavelec made 41 saves as the Winnipeg Jets used a four-goal first period to beat the Nashville Predators 5-0 on Friday night. It was Pavelec's 11th career shutout - first since March 12, 2012. He missed the last two games in favor of Al Montoya.
Oct. 2, 2013 Pavelec made 34 saves in a 5-4 regular season-starting victory over the Oilers on Tuesday night. Pavelec got the win on this night but he needs to improve to be trusted as a fantasy contributor.
April 7, 2013 Pavelec made 30 saves Saturday in a 4-1 win over Philadelphia. Pavelec had lost his previous four starts.
April 2, 2013 Pavelec made 31 saves in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers. Pavelec has given up seven goals while losing his last two starts.
March 15, 2013 Pavelec made 28 saves, and the Winnipeg Jets held on to beat the New York Rangers 3-1 on Thursday night. Pavelec is 3-0-1 with a 1.69 goals-against average over his last four games.
March 11, 2013 Pavelec stopped 25 shots in a 3-2 SO loss to the Devils. Pavelec is a middle of the road goalie who shouldn't be on your fantasy team.
March 9, 2013 Pavelec stopped 38 shots in a 3-2 OT win over Florida on Friday night. Pavelec lost his previous start to the Panthers and got some sweet revenge.
March 1, 2013 Pavelec stopped 22 shots and needed to make some difficult saves in a 3-1 win over New Jersey on Thursday night. Pavelec has allowed six goals on 82 shots in a season-high three straight wins. He's also 5-1-0 with a 2.35 goals-against average in his past six games.
Feb. 27, 2013 Pavelec made 30 saves for the surging Jets, who completed a dominant road trip with a 4-3 victory over the injury-riddled and slumping New York Rangers on Tuesday night. Pavelec went 4-1-0 with a 2.62 GAA in the Jets' road trip.
Feb. 20, 2013 Pavelec made 29 saves Tuesday in a 2-1 win at Buffalo. Pavelec improved to 2-7-0 with a 3.36 GAA over his last nine starts.
Feb. 8, 2013 Pavelec had 15 saves Thursday in a 3-2 loss to the Leafs. Pavelec has struggled theough most of the season and there is no reason to use him in critical fantasy action.
Jan. 26, 2013 Pavelec had 33 saves in Winnipeg's 4-2 win over Pittsburgh on Friday night. After allowing four goals in the season opener, Pavelec has given up two goals or less in three straight.
July 17, 2012 Pavelec has been banned from driving for 20 months in his native Czech Republic for drunk driving. The 24-year-old also received a six-month suspended prison sentence for causing a traffic accident May 26 in his hometown of Kladno, west of the capital Prague. Pavelec signed a new five-year contract with Jets in June.
March 9, 2012 Pavelec turned away 42 shots during Thursday's 3-2 loss at Vancouver. Pavelec has gone 1-3-0 with a 3.98 GAA over his last four road games.
March 6, 2012 Pavelec made 23 saves during Monday's 3-1 win over Buffalo. Pavelec has come up huge of late, going 5-1-1 with a 2.42 GAA over his last seven games.
March 2, 2012 Pavelec made 33 saves Thursday night as the Jets pounded the Panthers 7-0. Pavelec earned his fourth shutout this season for Winnipeg.
Feb. 22, 2012 Pavelec turned aside a season-high 50 shots Tuesday in a 5-4 OT loss to the Flyers. Pavelec yielded three goals in winning his last two starts but this may have been his best effort of the three.
Feb. 20, 2012 Pavelec gave up one goal on 32 shots in a win over Colorado on Sunday. He has won his last two starts and four of six, giving up five goals in the last three games.
Feb. 18, 2012 Pavelec made 31 saves to help the Jets beat the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins 4-2 on Friday night. Pavelec has beaten Boston twice at home this season and lost to them twice on the road.
Feb. 3, 2012 Pavelec made 30 saves in Thursday's win over Tampa Bay. Pavelec improved to 3-1-1 with a 1.74 GAA over his last five starts.
Jan. 20, 2012 Pavelec made 25 saves during Thursday's 4-1 win over Buffalo. Pavelec has gone 7-4-1 with a tremendous 1.50 GAA over his last 12 home games.
Jan. 8, 2012 Pavelec made 31 saves during Saturday's 2-1 overtime win at Buffalo. Despite giving up six goals to Montreal on Wednesday, Pavelec has now gone 5-3-1 with a 2.03 GAA over his last nine games.
Dec. 28, 2011 Pavelec made 32 saves, and the Winnipeg Jets handed the Colorado Avalanche their first home loss in a month, 4-1 on Tuesday night. The win was the second in five games for Pavelec, who has a 1.58 goals-against average over that stretch.
Dec. 23, 2011 Pavelec stopped 27 shots for his third shutout of the season, leading the Jets to a 4-0 victory over the slumping Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. Pavelec is 5-2-1 with a 1.81 GAA in December.
Dec. 14, 2011 Pavelec made 34 saves during Tuesday's 2-1 win over Minnesota. Pavelec improved to 7-3-1 with a 2.80 GAA over his last 11 games.
Dec. 7, 2011 Pavelec made 39 saves during Tuesday's 2-1 win over Boston. After struggling towards the end of last month, Pavelec has gone 3-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA in three December starts.
Dec. 2, 2011 Pavelec made 33 saves as the Winnipeg Jets beat Phoenix 1-0 on Thursday night in the Coyotes' first game back in Winnipeg since leaving for the desert in 1996. It was the eighth career shutout and second this season for Pavelec, who had given up 16 goals over his previous four games.
Nov. 15, 2011 Pavelec made 30 saves as Winnipeg earned its third home win of the season, 5-2 over Tampa Bay on Monday. Pavelec was 0-3-2 with a 3.60 GAA in his previous five starts.
Nov. 13, 2011 Pavelec made 25 saves during Saturday's 2-1 loss at Columbus. Pavelec has gone 0-3-2 with a 3.60 GAA over his last five games.
Nov. 9, 2011 Pavelec made 39 saves in Tuesday's 6-5 overtime loss to Buffalo. Pavelec is 0-1-2 with a 3.58 GAA in his last three starts.
Nov. 4, 2011 Pavelec stopped all 34 shots he faced, and Evander Kane provided all the offense the Jets needed in a 3-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. Pavelec has a 2.82 GAA while being in net each time during a 3-1-0 start to the club's season-high seven-game trip.
Oct. 30, 2011 Pavelec made 26 saves against the Lightning in Saturday's 1-0 loss. He allowed seven goals on 43 shots on Thursday versus the Flyers and was forced to re-enter the game after backup Chris Mason left with an apparent groin injury. Pavelec is 4-1-0 with a 2.04 GAA in six career starts against Florida - 3-0-0 with a 1.63 GAA in three at the BankAtlantic Center. The Jets visit the Panthers on Monday night in south Florida.
Oct. 28, 2011 Pavelec made 36 saves in Thursday's wild 9-8 victory over the Flyers Pavelec allowed seven goals on 43 shots and was forced to re-enter the game after his backup, Chris Mason, left with an apparent groin injury with 8:20 left in the third period. The Jets face the Lightning on Saturday, and Pavelec has been in goal for seven straight losses in the series, posting a 2.87 GAA.
Oct. 18, 2011 Pavelec stopped 28 shots, and the reborn Winnipeg Jets earned their first win by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Monday night. Pavelec had given up nine goals in his previous two games.
Date Injury Return Date Status Details
Feb. 9, 2018 Sprained MCL None Injured Reserve Pavelec is out 2 to 3 weeks with a sprained MCL.
March 6, 2017 Arthroscopic surgery None Day-to-Day Pavelec underwent a knee scope on Monday and is expected to be out for 2-4 weeks.
Feb. 8, 2017 Lower-body injury None Injured Reserve Pavelec (lower-body injury) won't dress Friday against St. Louis, but the Jets activated him off IR hours before the game.
Nov. 22, 2015 Sprained knee None Injured Reserve Pavelec stopped 21 shots in a 2-1 shootout win over Edmonton on Saturday night, his first start since Nov. 2.
Nov. 21, 2015 Lower-body injury None Day-to-Day Pavelec is out with a lower-body sustained Saturday night.

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Feb 9 2018 19:00 EST CGY W 4-3 Final 1 7 87.5 19:49
Feb 7 2018 20:00 EST BOS L 1-6 Final 2 16 88.9 32:35
Feb 1 2018 19:00 EST TOR L 0-4 Final 0 19 100.0 36:54
Jan 25 2018 22:30 EST at SJ W 6-5 Final 5 23 82.1 60:00
Jan 23 2018 22:00 EST at ANA L 3-6 Final 2 21 91.3 42:49
Jan 13 2018 13:00 EST NYI L 2-7 Final 5 14 73.7 26:51
Jan 7 2018 21:30 EST at VGK L 1-2 Final 2 32 94.1 58:00
Dec 27 2017 20:00 EST WAS W 1-0 F/SO 0 30 100.0 65:00
Dec 11 2017 19:00 EST DAL L 1-2 F/SO 1 44 97.8 65:00
Dec 5 2017 19:30 EST at PIT W 4-3 Final 3 41 93.2 60:00
Nov 28 2017 19:00 EST FLA L 4-5 Final 2 19 90.5 42:22
Nov 15 2017 20:00 EST at CHI L 3-6 Final 1 7 87.5 13:15
Oct 28 2017 19:00 EDT at MTL L 4-5 Final 5 38 88.4 58:30
Oct 26 2017 19:00 EDT ARI W 5-2 Final 2 27 93.1 59:55
Oct 14 2017 19:00 EDT NJ L 2-3 Final 3 16 84.2 57:16
Oct 7 2017 19:00 EDT at TOR L 5-8 Final 3 21 87.5 38:34
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2018-02-11 analysis Things just keep getting worse for the Rangers. Granted, Pavelec has a 3.01 GAA and a .910 save percentage this season, but with Henrik Lundqvist's struggles the situation in net has gotten even murkier. Alexandar Georgiev will now back up King Henrik while Pavelec recovers from his injury.
2018-02-11 update Pavelec will miss 2-3 weeks with a sprained MCL.
2018-02-11 injury_note Pavelec (knee) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site. Pavelec <a href="https://twitter.com/NYRangers/status/962729492836962305">will miss 2-3 weeks</a> with a sprained MCL.
2018-02-11 Date Injured 2018-02-10 2018-02-11
2018-02-11 injury_note Pavelec has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site. Pavelec (knee) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
2018-02-10 analysis Pavelec exited Friday's matchup against the Jets with the knee issue and was unable to return. He underwent an MRI on Saturday, but the results have yet to come to light. However, his placement on injured reserve means he will not be eligible to return until next Saturday against Ottawa at the earliest.
2018-02-10 update Pavelec has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
2018-02-10 injury_note Pavelec <a href="https://twitter.com/NYRangers/status/962128536445313026">sustained</a> a knee injury in Friday's game against the Flames that will cost him the remainder of the contest. Pavelec has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
2018-02-10 Injury Status Day-To-Day IR
2018-02-10 Date Injured 2018-02-09 2018-02-10
2018-02-09 analysis Henrik Lundqvist will guide the Rangers the rest of the way, getting a shorter night off than expected. If Pavelec's knee issue costs him more than Friday's affair, the team may be forced to reach into its AHL depth for a backup Sunday when they travel to face the Jets in Winnipeg. Henrik Lundqvist will guide the Rangers the rest of the way, ending his night off to rest. If Pavelec's knee issue costs him more than Friday's affair, the team may be forced to reach into its AHL depth for a backup Sunday when it travels to face the Jets in Winnipeg.
2018-02-09 analysis Pavelec allowed two goals on 18 shots in relief of Henrik Lundqvist during Wednesday's matchup and will give The King a breather between the pipes Friday. He hasn't performed particularly well when given the opportunity, owning a 4-7-1 record with a 3.01 GAA and .911 save percentage over 15 appearances this season. His home numbers are markedly better, however, possessing a 2.33 GAA and .925 save Henrik Lundqvist will guide the Rangers the rest of the way, getting a shorter night off than expected. If Pavelec's knee issue costs him more than Friday's affair, the team may be forced to reach into its AHL depth for a backup Sunday when they travel to face the Jets in Winnipeg.
2018-02-09 update Pavelec will start in net Friday against the Flames at Madison Square Garden, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports. Pavelec sustained a knee injury in Friday's game against the Flames that will cost him the remainder of the contest.
2018-02-09 injury_note Pavelec <a href="https://twitter.com/NYRangers/status/962128536445313026">sustained</a> a knee injury in Friday's game against the Flames that will cost him the remainder of the contest.
2018-02-09 Injury Status Out Day-To-Day
2018-02-09 Date Injured 2017-04-12 2018-02-09
2018-02-09 Injured No Yes
2018-02-09 analysis Pavelec allowed two goals on 18 shots in relief of Henrik Lundqvist during Wednesday's matchup and will give The King a breather between the pipes Friday. He hasn't performed particularly well when given the opportunity, owning a 4-7-1 record with a 3.01 GAA and .911 save percentage over 15 appearances this season. His home numbers are markedly better, however, possessing a 2.33 GAA and .925 save
2018-02-09 update Pavelec will start in net Friday against the Flames at Madison Square Garden, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
2018-01-25 analysis Pavelec gets the start over No. 1 Henrik Lundqvist, who will be heading to the NHL All-Star Game. The 30-year-old Pavelec has dropped three straight games, while posting a 4.23 GAA and .882 save percentage. Heading into the back half of the season, the Czech could see a few more starts to keep King Henrik fresh for a postseason run.
2018-01-25 update Pavelec will patrol the blue paint against San Jose on Thursday, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
2018-01-24 analysis Lundqvist was pulled in the first period and Pavelec failed to impress as his replacement. The Czech netminder was beaten on his first shot and was credited with the loss. Pavelec has now lost three straight games and owns a .914 save percentage in 12 appearances. Lundqvist won't get many nights off moving forward, and with a 3-7-1 record, Pavelec isn't a very appealing backup option when the Rang
2018-01-24 update Pavelec allowed two goals on 23 shots in relief of Henrik Lundqvist in Tuesday's loss to the Ducks.
2018-01-13 analysis Pavelec has been pretty solid in limited action in 2017-18, compiling a 3-5-1 record while posting a 2.55 GAA and .926 save percentage in 10 appearances. The Slovakian netminder will look to stay sharp and pick up his fourth victory of the campaign in a home matchup with an Islanders team that's 8-13-1 on the road this season. He was picked apart in the second period, allowing three goals in just 6:14. Pavelec absorbed the loss in a 7-2 game which pushed his record to 3-6-1 in eight starts.
2018-01-13 update Pavelec will guard the goal in Saturday's home matchup with the Islanders, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Pavelec was pulled Saturday after yielding five goals on 19 shots to the Islanders.
2018-01-13 analysis Pavelec has been pretty solid in limited action in 2017-18, compiling a 3-5-1 record while posting a 2.55 GAA and .926 save percentage in 10 appearances. The Slovakian netminder will look to stay sharp and pick up his fourth victory of the campaign in a home matchup with an Islanders team that's 8-13-1 on the road this season.
2018-01-13 update Pavelec will guard the goal in Saturday's home matchup with the Islanders, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
2018-01-07 analysis Pavelec's last start was arguably his best of the season, as he stopped all 30 shots and notched a shutout against the high-flying Capitals. With a 2.61 GAA and .924 save percentage in his nine starts this year the 30-year-old has thrived in his role as Henrik Lundqvist's backup on Broadway, but with Vegas ranking second in the NHL in goals scored per game (3.48) this could be his toughest test ye
2018-01-07 update Pavelec will get the nod against Vegas on Sunday.
2017-12-28 analysis Pavelec will be making just his ninth appearance between the pipes this season, having posted a 2-4-1 record and 3.04 GAA in his previous outings. Washington is averaging the lowest shots in the league (28.5), but is still converting at a rate of 3.08 goals per game, which means it won't be an easy outing for the netminder. Pavelec and Washington's Philipp Grubauer put on a goaltending clinic with matching shutouts in this battle of backups, but Pavelec was able to keep things going in the shootout while New York solved his German counterpart on both of its attempts in the skills challenge. While Pavelec deserves credit for this excellent performance, he did get lucky in overtime when John Carlson had an open net on
2017-12-28 update Pavelec will get the starting nod against the Capitals on Wednesday. Pavelec stopped all 30 shots he faced through overtime and both shootout attempts in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Capitals.
2017-12-27 analysis Pavelec will be making just his ninth appearance between the pipes this season, having posted a 2-4-1 record and 3.04 GAA in his previous outings. Washington is averaging the lowest shots in the league (28.5), but is still converting at a rate of 3.08 goals per game, which means it won't be an easy outing for the netminder.
2017-12-27 update Pavelec will get the starting nod against the Capitals on Wednesday.
2017-12-11 analysis The first-year Ranger has had a rough start to life in the Big Apple, having gone 2-4-0 with a 3.45 GAA and .899 save percentage through seven games. That being said, Pavelec's play has improved of late, as he's recorded a 2.93 GAA and .923 save percentage over his past two starts. On Monday, Pavelec will face off with a Stars team that has dropped three straight while averaging 1.67 goals per gam This was a rare dominant showing from the veteran, as Pavelec entered Monday's contest with a .901 save percentage and 2.99 GAA through 48 games over the past three seasons. Additionally, with Henrik Lundqvist locked into a huge workload, the veteran Czech is unlikely to see many starts moving forward. It all adds up to Pavelec offering limited fantasy upside, and it's likely safe to leave him to
2017-12-11 update Pavelec will man the crease in Monday's contest against Dallas, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports. Pavelec saved 44 of 45 shots before allowing two goals in the shootout during Monday's 2-1 loss to Dallas.
2017-12-11 analysis The first-year Ranger has had a rough start to life in the Big Apple, having gone 2-4-0 with a 3.45 GAA and .899 save percentage through seven games. That being said, Pavelec's play has improved of late, as he's recorded a 2.93 GAA and .923 save percentage over his past two starts. On Monday, Pavelec will face off with a Stars team that has dropped three straight while averaging 1.67 goals per gam
2017-12-11 update Pavelec will man the crease in Monday's contest against Dallas, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
2017-12-06 analysis Pavelec will likely have some rust to shake off early on against the Penguins, as he hasn't made a start in net since he allowed five goals on 43 shots in a loss to the Canadiens on Oct. 28. The 30-year-old netminder has struggled in limited action this season, compiling a 1-4-0 record while posting an ugly 3.56 GAA and .889 save percentage in six appearances. Pavelec faced only four shots in the first period, but still managed to surrender the game's first goal. He was far busier in the middle frame, allowing one goal again despite being peppered with 23 shots. The Penguins managed to tie the game 3-3 early in the third, but Pavelec stonewalled them after New York regained the lead with 8:48 left. Should Henrik Lundqvist (flu) be forced to miss any mor
2017-12-06 update Henrik Lundqvist won't be available against the Penguins due to an illness, so Pavelec has been given the starting nod for Tuesday's match in Pittsburgh, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports. Pavelec made 41 saves in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Penguins.
2017-12-05 analysis Pavelec will likely have some rust to shake off early on against the Penguins, as he hasn't made a start in net since he allowed five goals on 43 shots in a loss to the Canadiens on Oct. 28. The 30-year-old netminder has struggled in limited action this season, compiling a 1-4-0 record while posting an ugly 3.56 GAA and .889 save percentage in six appearances.
2017-12-05 update Henrik Lundqvist won't be available against the Penguins due to an illness, so Pavelec has been given the starting nod for Tuesday's match in Pittsburgh, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
2017-11-29 analysis The veteran netminder entered the game at the end of the first period in relief of Henrik Lundqvist, who allowed three goals on just six shots. Tuesday marked just the sixth appearance of the season for Pavelec, who's struggled in his first season as a Ranger, owning a 3.56 GAA and .889 save percentage.
2017-11-29 update Pavelec stopped 19 of 21 shots and was handed a loss by Florida on Tuesday.
2017-10-27 analysis Pavelec was solid in Thursday's matchup, setting aside 27 of a possible 29 shots in a victory over Arizona. Conversely, starter Henrik Lundqvist has been disappointing, as he's registered a 2-4-2 record with a 3.11 GAA. The 30-year-old Pavelec is not going to dethrone King Henrik from the No. 1 role, but appears to be on track to earn a few more appearances this year.
2017-10-27 update Pavelec will be in the road goal against the Candiens on Saturday, making consecutive starts for the first time this season.
2017-10-27 analysis This was just the third start of the campaign for Pavelec, and not only was it by far his best, it also lands him in the wins column for the first time this year. The lowly Coyotes are now 0-9-1, though, so it wasn't exactly an impressive feat from the Blueshirt backup. Henrik Lundqvist will continue to see the majority of starts for the Rangers, so Pavelec's fantasy value remains extremely limite
2017-10-27 update Pavelec saved 27 of 29 shots during Thursday's 5-2 win over Arizona.
2017-10-24 analysis Pavelec has struggled in limited action this season, posting an 0-2-0 record while maintaining an ugly 3.75 GAA and .860 save percentage over two appearances. The 30-year-old backstop will look to right the ship Thursday in a highly favorable home matchup with a Coyotes club that's 0-7-1 this season.
2017-10-24 update Pavelec will guard the cage in Thursday's home game against the Coyotes.
2017-10-15 analysis This will be Pavelec's first start against New Jersey while donning the blue shirt, but he enjoyed a high degree of success against the Devils as a member of the Thrashers turned Jets -- we're talking a 6-3-4 record, .922 save percentage and 2.06 GAA in 15 career appearances. However, he faltered in a relief showing for his season debut against the Maple Leafs last Saturday, yielding three goals o The Rangers appear to have a goaltending issue. King Henrik Lundqvist has been OK, but Pavelec has been queasy. The Rangers need solid backup goaltending to keep Lundqvist fresh as the season wears on. So far, they have not gotten it.
2017-10-15 update Pavelec will tend twine Saturday versus the visiting Devils, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports. Pavelec made 16 saves in a 3-2 loss to the Devils on Saturday night.
2017-10-14 analysis This will be Pavelec's first start against New Jersey while donning the blue shirt, but he enjoyed a high degree of success against the Devils as a member of the Thrashers turned Jets -- we're talking a 6-3-4 record, .922 save percentage and 2.06 GAA in 15 career appearances. However, he faltered in a relief showing for his season debut against the Maple Leafs last Saturday, yielding three goals o
2017-10-14 update Pavelec will tend twine Saturday versus the visiting Devils, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
2017-10-08 analysis Henrik Lundqvist drew the start against the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday, but he was replaced by Pavelec after the first intermission, having surrendered five goals on 18 shots. The backup tender didn't fare a whole lot better, as the Buds tagged him for three goals on 24 shots to finish the contest. According to this report, head coach Alain Vigneault said he'd need to confer with the team' It was originally reported that Pavelec would get the second half of the back-to-back set of weekend games, but those plans changed after the backup had to relieve Lundqvist following the first intermission of Saturday's 8-5 loss to the Maple Leafs. Of course, Pavelec didn't play well in that one, either, as he surrendered three goals on 24 shots. It's difficult to get excited about a backup goali
2017-10-08 update Pavelec may not start Sunday's home game against the Canadiens after all, the New York Daily News reports. Pavelec will not start Sunday against the visiting Canadiens, giving way to No. 1 backstop Henrik Lundqvist.
2017-10-08 analysis Henrik Lundqvist drew the start against the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday, but he was replaced by Pavelec after the first intermission, having surrendered five goals on 18 shots. The backup tender didn't fare a whole lot better, as the Buds tagged him for three goals on 24 shots to finish the contest. According to this report, head coach Alain Vigneault said he'd need to confer with the team'
2017-10-08 update Pavelec may not start Sunday's home game against the Canadiens after all, the New York Daily News reports.
2017-10-07 analysis Pavelec struggled in limited action with the Jets last season, compiling a 4-4-0 record while registering an ugly 3.55 GAA and .888 save percentage in eight appearances. He'll hope to make a good first impression in his Rangers debut Sunday in a matchup with a Canadiens club that averaged 2.72 goals per game in 2016-17, 15th in the NHL.
2017-10-07 update Pavelec will guard the cage in Sunday's home game against Montreal, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
2017-10-07 Weight 215 lb 212 lb
2017-09-15 analysis "In certain players' careers, you catch them at the right time, and our organization got him at the right time," Vigneault said. "He's had a couple off years, and you only get so many kicks at the can in this game. We have a highly motivated guy who's going to want to listen to the goalie coach and wants to help the team win so that he can prove he belongs in the NHL." Of course, it's easy to be o
2017-09-15 update Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said he believes the Rangers have gotten Pavelec "at the right time," The Sporting News reports.
2017-09-01 Salary Cap Hit $0.000M $1.300M
2017-09-01 Salary $0.000M $1.300M
2017-09-01 Pickable No Yes
2017-07-01 Franchise 2017 Winnipeg Jets 2017 New York Rangers
2017-06-22 Active in League No Yes
2017-06-22 Franchise 2017 Unknown Unknown 2017 Winnipeg Jets