FEBRUARY 25, 2022
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated goaltender Elvis Merzlikins off Injured Reserve and assigned goaltender Jet Greaves to the Cleveland Monsters, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Merzlikins, 27, has missed the past three games with a lower body injury suffered at Chicago on February 17. He has posted a 18-13-1 record with a 3.42 goals-against average, .903 save percentage and two shutouts in 32 contests this season. The Riga, Latvia native is 39-34-14 with a 2.84 GAA, .914 SV% and nine shutouts in 93 career games with Columbus since making his NHL debut in 2019-20. The 6-3, 183-pound netminder was selected by the Blue Jackets in the third round, 76th overall, at the 2014 NHL Draft.
Greaves, 20, was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Blue Jackets on February 20 and has served as the club’s backup for the last three games. The 6-0, 170-pound netminder also has made his professional debut with the Monsters and ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings this season. He owns a 4-6-0 record with a 3.10 GAA and .898 SV% in 13 contests with the Monsters and is 10-5-0 with a 3.05 GAA and a .907 SV% in 15 appearances with the Wings. The Cambridge, Ontario native played for the Ontario Hockey League’s Barrie Colts from 2018-20, registering a 20-27-5 record, 3.71 GAA and .899 SV% in 60 career games.
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