|Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Written by Jason Banks|
November 2012 – Fresh off of winning Goaltender of the Month honors in the American Hockey League, McElhinney is off to a great start to once again create an NHL opportunity for himself. At 29-years -old, he is a mature prospect that has bounced around in low-end backup and third string roles on for franchises, now an insurance case for Columbus. McElhinney has actually seen more starts than expected as Allen York has been out with a lower body injury, with York returning soon, expect Curtis to see less starts but his numbers should remain strong. He is a big goalie that takes away many sightlines of the net but his movement is very suspect and reminds me much like former journeyman, Rick Tabaracci. Should the NHL resume soon, he will remain at Springfield incase Steve Mason or Sergei Bobrovsky are hurt or faulter. Jason Banks
Fantasy Outlook: D+
Has a good ability to stop pucks but is not consistent enough to secure a regular backup gig. Use only for goaltending insurance in fantasy leagues.
Makes an unorthodox skate save a couple years ago, despite his poor lateral movement.
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|Last Updated on Saturday, 09 March 2013 15:45|