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Kraken's Chris Driedger: Put on waivers
Driedger (knee) was placed on waivers by Seattle on Thursday, per Bob Condor of the Kraken's official site.
Driedger, who was on the injured reserve list, hasn't played at all in 2022-23 because of a torn right ACL. If he clears waivers, he'll likely be sent to AHL Coachella Valley to get in some work. The 28-year-old posted a 9-14-1 record, 2.96 GAA and .899 save percentage in 27 contests last season. If any team wanted to claim Driedger, they'd be assuming his three-year, $10.5 million contract, which runs through the 2023-24 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: Undergoes ACL surgery
Driedger has undergone surgery to repair a torn right ACL he suffered during the third period of Team Canada's Gold Medal match versus Finland during the IIHF World Championship and is expected to be sidelined for 7-9 months.
Driedger will be sidelined for most of the 2022-23 campaign at a minimum, so the Kraken will undoubtedly be looking to add another netminder this offseason. The 28-year-old netminder went 9-14-1 while posting a 2.96 GAA and an .899 save percentage through 27 appearances with Seattle in 2021-22.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: Falters in third period
Driedger stopped 23 of 27 shots in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Jets.
The Winnipeg native wasn't able to fend off his hometown team, as the Jets put three goals past him in a span of 4:16 in the third period. Driedger ended the season with a 9-14-1 record, a 2.96 GAA and an .899 save percentage in a difficult first campaign with the Kraken. He's expected to reprise his role as the backup to Philipp Grubauer in the franchise's second season.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: Starting season finale
Driedger will patrol the crease during Sunday's road matchup with Winnipeg, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Driedger was unbeatable in his last start Friday against San Jose, stopping all 24 shots he faced en route to a 3-0 shutout victory. He'll try to end the season with a bang by securing his 10th win of the year in a road matchup with a hot Jets team that's won three straight contests.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: Secures first shutout
Driedger posted a 24-save shutout in Friday's 3-0 win over the Sharks.
Driedger was rewarded for his solid play of late by earning his first shutout of the season. The 27-year-old finished April with a 3-3-0 record and 13 goals allowed in his six appearances after posting his fifth career shutout. For the season, he's at 9-13-1 with a 2.92 GAA and a .901 save percentage through 26 appearances. The Kraken end their season with a road game in Winnipeg on Sunday, but it's unclear which of Driedger or Philipp Grubauer will get the nod in the finale.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: In net against Sharks
Driedger will start Friday's game against the Sharks, Mike Benton of the Seattle Kraken Audio Network reports.
This is the last game of the season for the majority of the league, including the Sharks, but Seattle has one more game on the schedule Sunday against the Jets. Driedger will get the nod for this clash between imposing aquatic creatures, and he brings an 8-13-1 record, 3.05 GAA and .897 save percentage into Friday's home game.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: Three quick goals turn table
Driedger made 27 saves in a 3-2 loss to Dallas on Saturday.
His mates staked him to a 2-0 lead heading into the second period, but three goals in a 4:41 span of the second flipped the table on Driedger and the Kraken. He's actually 3-4-0 in his last seven starts and he's allowed 2.3 goals per game over than span. Now, if only Driedger's teammates could pick up the scoring to help him.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: Starting in Dallas
Driedger will guard the road goal in Saturday's game versus the Stars.
Driedger will get the second half of a back-to-back after Philipp Grubauer played all of Friday's 6-3 loss to the Wild. The 27-year-old Driedger has gone 3-3-0 with a 2.19 GAA and a .926 save percentage in his last six outings, but he'll be facing a Stars team desperate to snap its three-game losing streak.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: Faces minimal traffic in win
Driedger allowed two goals on 14 shots in Monday's 4-2 win over the Senators.
Driedger didn't have much to do, but he was able to limit the damage to two goals in a span of 2:04 early in the second period. The Kraken's defense did well to keep the puck away from him, blocking 11 shots as a team. Driedger improved to 8-12-1 with a 3.05 GAA and an .897 save percentage in a career-high 24 contests. He's seen a fairly even split of playing time with Philipp Grubauer lately, and that's unlikely to change in the last two weeks of the Kraken's inaugural season.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: Draws start Monday
Driedger will be stationed between the pipes at home against Ottawa on Monday.
Driedger will make his first appearance since coughing up four goals on 30 shots against the Flames. He fell to 7-12-1 with a 3.10 GAA and an .898 save percentage through 23 games. The 27-year-old is 2-5-0 with a 3.44 GAA at home this season.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: Can't maintain lead
Driedger allowed four goals on 30 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Flames. The fifth goal was an empty-netter.
Driedger did well through two periods, but the Flames took over in the third. It was the first time in his last five outings he gave up four goals -- he's been solid lately, but wins remain hard to come by for Kraken netminders. The 27-year-old is down to 7-12-1 with a 3.10 GAA and an .898 save percentage in 23 appearances. The Kraken open a three-game home stand Saturday against the Devils after their game in Winnipeg, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was postponed to May 1 due to adverse weather.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: Squaring off against Flames
Driedger will start Tuesday in Calgary, Bob Condor of NHL.com reports.
Driedger has just four wins since Dec. 16, a span of 16 appearances that's come with a 3.04 GAA and .900 save percentage. Opposing Calgary is nasty on home ice (21-8-7), and its 3.61 average goals for ranks sixth in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: Takes loss Wednesday
Driedger allowed three goals on 35 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Blues. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.
Driedger didn't get much help from his teammates this time out, but he's still won two of his last four starts with just seven goals allowed in that span. The 27-year-old has been better than Philipp Grubauer lately, and he's starting to get the playing time to show it. Driedger's at 7-11-1 with a 3.05 GAA and an .899 save percentage through 22 starts. It'll likely be Grubauer in goal Thursday versus the Blackhawks.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: Starting in St. Louis
Driedger will guard the road goal during Wednesday's matchup with the Blues.
Driedger has been razor sharp recently, having gone 2-1-0 while posting an impressive 1.35 GAA and .958 save percentage over his last three starts. He'll try to secure his eighth win of the season in a tough road matchup with a St. Louis squad that's 22-9-4 at home this year.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: Allows one goal in win
Driedger allowed a goal on 30 shots in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Stars.
The Stars were sloppy, especially on the power play, making Driedger's job all that much easier. The 27-year-old has won two of his last three starts, and he's beginning to see a little more playing time over Philipp Grubauer. Driedger is up to 7-10-1 with a 3.05 GAA and an .898 save percentage through 21 appearances. He's allowed just four goals on 96 shots in his last three games, so he's rounding into form late in the season. The Kraken are on the road for their next two contests, visiting the Blues on Wednesday and the Blackhawks on Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: Tending twine Sunday
Driedger will get the starting nod at home Sunday against the Stars, Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times reports.
Driedger has allowed just three goals on 66 shots in his last two outings, improving his season save percentage to .895 through 20 appearances. The 27-year-old netminder is 1-5-0 at home this season with a brutal 3.85 GAA. Driedger has now started three of the last four games as he looks to carve out more playing time alongside Philipp Grubauer.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: No help in loss
Driedger stopped 27 of 29 shots in Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Golden Knights. The third goal was an empty-netter.
Driedger's two goals against came on a breakaway and a net-front scramble -- it's hard to fault him much for either tally. It was another decent performance for the 27-year-old, despite the loss. He's down to 6-10-1 with a 3.16 GAA and an .895 save percentage in 20 appearances. It's unclear if head coach Dave Hakstol will give Driedger another turn or let Philipp Grubauer rotate in for Friday's rematch with the Knights.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: Facing Vegas
Driedger will defend the blue paint during Wednesday's home game against the Golden Knights.
Driedger was fantastic in his last start Monday versus the Kings, stopping 36 of 37 shots en route to a 6-1 victory. He'll try to secure his seventh win of the year in a home matchup with a Vegas team that's averaging 2.84 goals per game on the road this season, 17th in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Chris Driedger: Between pipes versus Kings
Driedger will tend the twine on the road against Los Angeles on Monday, Bob Condor of the Kraken's official site reports.
Driedger has struggled this season, as he has just five wins in 18 appearances, well off the 14 victories he recorded last year with the Panthers. Even without the 27-year-old netminder's struggles, he was unlikely to unseat Philipp Grubauer as the No. 1 option, though he certainly could have challenged for a bigger share of the crease.... See More ... See Less
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