Thomas Greiss G PIT 8 Days

Greiss blew a two-goal lead in the final three minutes of the third period Thursday against the Red Wings, then lost in overtime. He ended up allowing four goals on 31 shots.

A rough season debut for Greiss, who looked to be cruising to a relatively easy win until Henrik Zetterberg went to work turning the game around for the Wings. The Penguins gave Marc-Andre Fleury their first five starts of the year and will likely return Fleury to the net for Saturday's game in Nashville.

Thomas Greiss G PIT 8 Days

Coach Mike Johnston confirmed Greiss would start Thursday against the Islanders.

Greiss will replace Marc-Andre Fleury in goal, but the Penguins will otherwise skate the same lineup they used Wednesday against Philadelphia. The Red Wings will counter with Jimmy Howard as their goaltender.

Thomas Greiss G PIT 8 Days

Greiss is expected to make the start in goal Thursday against the Red Wings, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

With Mike Johnston pledging last week that he'd give Greiss a start at some point during the Penguins' road swing, Thursday would sound like an ideal opportunity for the backup to see action, with the team playing the second game of a back-to-back set. If Greiss indeed plays Thursday, it would mark the Penguins debut for the netminder, who was inked to a one-year contract in the offseason after posting a 10-8-5 record, 2.29 GAA and .920 save percentage with the Coyotes in 2013-14.

Thomas Greiss G PIT 16 Days

Coach Mike Johnston hinted Wednesday that Marc-Andre Fleury could start both Thursday against Dallas and Saturday versus the Islanders.

Greiss may have to wait until the team plays three times in four days during Week 3 before making his season debut. The backup had a strong preseason but Pittsburgh has had a light schedule thus far and Fleury has looked good.

Thomas Greiss G PIT 27 Days

With the Penguins placing Jeff Zatkoff on waivers Saturday, Greiss has won the backup goalie job.

Greiss generally outplayed Zatkoff both last season (10-8-5, 2.29 GAA, .920 save percentage for the Coyotes) and in the preseason, sealing his victory in the job battle. While he doesn't figure to see much action behind Marc-Andre Fleury, Greiss could be worthy of using in leagues that allow daily roster moves, which would allow fantasy owners to take advantage of the few occasions he starts against inferior competition.

Thomas Greiss G PIT 1 Month

Greiss stopped eight of nine shots and outplayed fellow backup Jeff Zatkoff on Monday.

The performance cemented what was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Greiss would win the job over Zatkoff. Greiss went 10-8-5 with a 2.29 GAA and .920 save percentage for the Sharks last year. His peripherals might take a hit but he should be a good source for wins whenever he plays.

Thomas Greiss G PIT 1 Month

Greiss will start in goal Monday with Jeff Zatkoff taking over in the middle of the second period, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The two tenders are in competition to back up starter Marc-Andre Fleury. While Greiss appears to have the upper hand -- new GM Jim Rutherford brought him in over the summer, Tuesday will help determine who starts the year in Pittsburgh.

Thomas Greiss G PIT 4 Months

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goaltender Thomas Greiss to a one-year/$1 million deal.

The Penguins just got better in net as Greiss will back up Marc-Andre Fleury with last year's back Jeff Zatkoff moving to the third spot. Greiss was 10-8-5 with the Coyotes as he had a 2.29 GAA and a .920 save percentage. The Penguins will have no problem handing Greiss the reins in net if Fleury slumps at any point in the season.

Thomas Greiss G PIT 4 Months

Eight teams have contacted Thomas Greiss' agent so far this offseason, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.

Greiss' agent, Ray Petkau, says they are in talks with a few of those teams. Griess, 28, had a solid season backing up Mike Smith, posting a 10-8-5 record with a 2.29 goals-against average and .920 save percentage. The unrestricted free agent could probably handle a bigger workload, and that's what Greiss probably going to weigh in any contract offer.

Thomas Greiss G PIT 7 Months

Phoenix goalie Thomas Greiss needed to make only 16 saves en route to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Dallas Stars Sunday night.

It was his 10th win of the season, and the final one ever for the Phoenix Coyotes. The franchise will become the Arizona Coyotes for the 2014-15 season. They did not make the playoffs this season. Greiss, backup to Mike Smith, ends the regular season with a record of 9-8-5, a GAA of 2.35 and a save percentage of .920.