Thomas Greiss G NYI 2 months ago

Greiss signed a two-year, $3 million deal with the Islanders on Wednesday, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.

The 29-year-old Greiss compiled a 9-6-3 record, to go along with 2.59 GAA and .908 save percentage for the Penguins last season, while backing up Marc-Andre Fleury. He'll now fill a similar role with the Islanders, while slated to work behind Jaroslav Halak.

Thomas Greiss G NYI 5 months ago

Greiss allowed four goals on 20 shots in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Flyers.

Making the start on the second end of a back-to-back set, Greiss didn't have a strong outing despite facing a relatively light workload. It's the 29-year-old's third loss in his last four starts, and with the Penguins fighting to stay in the playoffs with just three games remaining, Marc-Andre Fleury figures to receive the starting nod the rest of the way.

Thomas Greiss G NYI 5 months ago

Greiss will start Sunday's game against the Flyers, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports.

Greiss has only started one game since March 17, but he's allowed two or fewer goals in each of his last five starts. Look for Marc-Andre Fleury to be back between the pipes for what should be a crucial game against the Senators on Tuesday.

Thomas Greiss G NYI 5 months ago

Greiss made 22 saves in a 3-2 win over the Coyotes on Saturday.

He hasn't allowed more than two goals in any of his last six appearances. After going through a stretch when it seemed like Pittsburgh might look for a new backup, Greiss has played his best hockey in a Penguins sweater. He could start again next weekend when the Pens play back-to-back's in Columbus and Philly.

Thomas Greiss G NYI 5 months ago

Greiss will be in goal for Saturday's game against the Coyotes, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

With the Penguins playing a back-to-back set of games this weekend, Marc-Andre Fleury will be saved for the tougher matchup Sunday versus the Sharks while Greiss gets the cushy draw against his former team. Though the Coyotes have accumulated eight goals over their last two games, they still rank 29th in the league with 2.04 goals per game and count the since-departed Keith Yandle as their scoring leader with 41 points. Greiss makes for both a great streaming option in season-long leagues and a strong, affordable play in daily formats.

Thomas Greiss G NYI 5 months ago

Greiss turned away 17 of 18 shots, but was on the wrong end of a shutout in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Devils.

Greiss has conceded one goal in both of his last two turns, only to watch the opposing netminder blank his mates on the other end. The tough losses were probably overdue for Greiss, who had ridden the Pens' normally productive attack to an 8-3-3 record through his first 15 outings, despite mediocre ratios. Look for regular starter Marc-Andre Fleury to get back in the net for the Penguins' next game Thursday in Dallas.

Thomas Greiss G NYI 5 months ago

Greiss is on the ice for pregame warmups and has been confirmed as the starter in goal for Tuesday's game against the Devils, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Greiss will making his third appearance in as many games, after he entered the crease in relief of Marc-Andre Fleury during Sunday's loss to the Red Wings. Don't take that as a sign that Greiss is in line for more work, however, as coach Mike Johnston likely just wanted to give Fleury some additional time to clear his head after two rough outings in a row. Greiss has been merely serviceable as a backup goalie this season, posting a 8-4-3 record, 2.63 GAA, and .911 save percentage over his 17 appearances. He'll be opposed by the Devils' Cory Schneider.

Thomas Greiss G NYI 5 months ago

Greiss was first off the ice at morning skate ahead of Tuesday's game aginst the Devils, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Greiss will get the nod for a second time in three games, after Marc-Andre Fleury started each of the previous three contests. The Penguins still want to finish ahead of the Islanders, but they may be a bit more mindful of keeping Fleury rested over the final few weeks of the season.

Thomas Greiss G NYI 6 months ago

Greiss played well Saturday -- allowing just a single goal on 29 shots -- but it wasn't enough as the Penguins fell 2-0 to the Bruins. The second goal was an empty-netter.

The Pens ran into the brick wall known as Tuukka Rask in this one, whose shutout prevented them from providing any offensive support for Greiss. He hasn't seen much time behind Marc-Andre Fleury this year, as he's only appeared in 16 games, posting a record of 8-4-3 with a .912 save percentage and 2.66 GAA.

Thomas Greiss G NYI 6 months ago

Greiss will receive the start in goal for Saturday's matinee against the Bruins, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Coach Mike Johnston didn't reveal his goalie for Saturday until pregame warmups, but did confirm that both netminders would play over the weekend, meaning Marc-Andre Fleury can be penciled in for Sunday's tilt with the Red Wings. Neither matchup would have been ideal for Greiss, as both are likely playoff teams with respectable offenses that could cause trouble for the goalie. Greiss owns a 8-3-3 record over his 15 games this season, but a mediocre 2.76 GAA and .908 save percentage suggests he's been bailed out by his mates quite frequently. He shouldn't be viewed as an attractive streaming option for Saturday.