Jhonas Enroth G DAL 2 weeks ago

Despite having had talks, Stars GM Jim Nill confirmed on Friday that Enroth will test free agency.

Enroth is one of just a handful of goaltenders who will hit free agency and has been a NHL starter previously. His career numbers are decent, but he had a rough year leading up to free agency, playing 50 games split between the cellar-dwelling Buffalo Sabres and the defensively starved Stars. He finished the year with a .904 save percentage.

Jhonas Enroth G DAL 3 months ago

Enroth stopped 24 of 25 shots in Saturday's win over Nashville.

Enroth finished the year strong, winning four straight games and stopping 99 of 104 shots in the process (.952 save percentage). If the Stars re-sign the 26-year-old in the summer, he could be of some decent fantasy value next season. With the way Kari Lehtonen struggled this season, Enroth could potentially steal the starting gig away from the inconsistent veteran. Enroth didn't have the best overall season, but his re-hot finish could be a sign of a good things to come.

Jhonas Enroth G DAL 3 months ago

Enroth will be in the crease for Saturday's season finale against the Predators, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

With the Stars eliminated from the playoffs, Enroth has usurped Kari Lehtonen as the team's No. 1 starter, a decision likely made by the organization to determine if Enroth is worth re-signing when he becomes a free agent this offseason. Though his overall numbers with the Stars (4-5-0, 2.53 GAA, .901 save percentage) aren't overly impressive, he's really come on strong of late, winning three consecutive starts while allowing just four goals on 79 shots (.949 save percentage). Since he'll be facing off against a playoff team in Nashville that seemingly doesn't have much to play for, Enroth might have for a sneakily effective daily option for the Saturday slate.

Jhonas Enroth G DAL 3 months ago

Enroth stopped all 19 shots in a 4-1 shutout over the Ducks on Wednesday.

That's the third straight win for Enroth, who has started the last five games for Dallas. They've been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs for awhile now, giving coach Lindy Ruff a chance to rest starter Kari Lehtonen, who has appeared in a whopping 65 games this season. Enroth is now 17-26-2 with a 3.12 GAA and .903 save percentage with Buffalo and Dallas this year.

Jhonas Enroth G DAL 3 months ago

Enroth was the first goalie off the ice at the Stars' morning skate and is on track to receive the start in net Wednesday against the Ducks, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

The Stars will stick with Enroth for a third straight game after he was able to claim wins over the Predators and Sharks in his last two turns. Enroth is due to become an unrestricted free agent in this summer, so his run of regular duty as the season winds down could effectively serve as an audition for a gig with another club in 2015-16. The Stars have Kari Lehtonen on the books through the summer of 2018 at a $5.9 million cap hit, so for better or worse, it appears the team is committed to him rather than Enroth as its long-term solution in goal.

Jhonas Enroth G DAL 3 months ago

Enroth made 23 of 24 saves in a 5-1 win over the Sharks on Monday.

He got the better of Nashville two nights prior in a 33-save victory as well, so the former Sabre has been doing his part to finish this season on a high note. In seven starts and 11 appearances with Dallas this season, Enroth is 3-5-0 with a 2.83 GAA and .892 save percentage, numbers that won't do much to unseat Kari Lehtonen as the starter in Big D.

Jhonas Enroth G DAL 3 months ago

Enroth was the first goalie off the ice at the Stars' morning skate and is thus in line to start Monday against the Sharks, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

The Stars will stick with Enroth after he stopped 33 of 36 shots in Saturday's overtime win over the Preds. While the team is technically still in the playoff hunt, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in order to have a shot to qualify for the postseason, the Stars need to win their last three games, while Winnipeg and Los Angeles would have to both lose four straight contests to close out their slates.

Jhonas Enroth G DAL 3 months ago

Enroth stopped 33 of 36 shots in Saturday's overtime win over Nashville.

A great performance from Enroth, who was starting in place of a struggling Kari Lehtonen. With the Stars basically out of playoff contention, the 26-year-old, who owns a .900 save percentage and 3.23 GAA, could see a few starts before the close of the regular season.

Jhonas Enroth G DAL 3 months ago

Enroth was the first goalie off the ice at the Stars' optional skate and is thus in line to start Saturday against the Predators, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Enroth has appeared in each of the Stars' last two games in a relief capacity after starter Kari Lehtonen was blitzed for four and six goals, respectively, in those contests. While the Stars haven't been officially eliminated from postseason contention, Friday's loss to the Blues severely dampened the team's chances. Coach Lindy Ruff will turn to Enroth will the hope that the goalie can steal a win on the road against Nashville and keep the team alive for another day.

Jhonas Enroth G DAL 3 months ago

Enroth stopped the one shot he faced in relief of kari Lehtonen Friday against the Blues.

This marked the second straight game Enroth has come in for a pulled Lehtonen. While the 26-year-old owns a 1-5-0 record with Dallas, he's been perfect in his past two appearances and is is likely to get the start Saturday against Nashville.