Jaroslav Halak
G NYI
4 days ago

Halak gave up four goals on 32 shots in Sunday's loss to Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

Halak has been struggling of late and was outdueled by Canes' backup netminder Cam Ward on Sunday. Halak has been sharing the crease with Thomas Greiss, but this recent stretch certainly isn't going to earn him any favors. The 32-year-old has given up at least four goals in three straight losses and seen his save percentage dip to an ugly .896 on the season. Halak's 5-5-0 record and inconsistent start to the year make him one to avoid in fantasy right now.

Jaroslav Halak
G NYI
4 days ago

Halak will be in net for Sunday's contest against the Hurricanes, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Islanders are still rolling with somewhat of a "goalie by committee" with Halak and Thomas Greiss. In his last start, Halak surrendered five goals on just 29 shots to Dallas. The 5-foot-11 netminder has allowed three or more goals in eight of his 10 appearances. Until one of the two New York goaltenders emerge as the favorite, they shouldn't be owned for fantasy purposes.

Jaroslav Halak
G NYI
2 weeks ago

Halak saved just 24 of 29 shots during Friday's 5-0 loss to the Stars.

EDGE Analysis

Dallas jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period, and with a 5-0 lead heading into the final frame, the Stars allowed just four shots on goal. Clearly, this was a poor effort from the Islanders, so it's difficult to throw too much blame on Halak. However, the veteran Czech has now allowed three goals or more in eight of nine starts this season, so he's probably best viewed as a risky option in the majority of settings.

Jaroslav Halak
G NYI
2 weeks ago

Halak will patrol the crease Friday night against host Dallas, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Aside from switching out goalie Thomas Greiss, Islanders coach Doug Weight reportedly is going with the same lineup that only allowed two goals but took an overtime loss to Edmonton on Tuesday. Halak is 5-3-0 with a 2.82 GAA and .906 save percentage on the season -- those peripheral stats leave a lot to be desired, but at least the Czech tender has been finding ways to win.

Jaroslav Halak
G NYI
3 weeks ago

Halak stopped just 15 of 19 shots during Thursday's 4-3 loss to Washington.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old Czech had won four consecutive games entering Thursday, so taking the loss here is less of a blow. However, even with five wins this year, his .906 save percentage and 2.83 GAA are still underwhelming marks. There is also a decent chance the Islanders are currently overachieving a bit. Halak is probably best viewed as a matchup-based option in most fantasy settings moving forward. Additionally, Thomas Greiss is going to continue to see somewhat regular work, which cuts into Halak's upside.

Jaroslav Halak
G NYI
3 weeks ago

Halak will guard the goal in Thursday's road game against the Capitals, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Halak has been on a roll lately, earning wins in four consecutive starts while posting a .921 save percentage over that span. The 32-year-old backstop will look to stay sharp Thursday and pick up his sixth victory of the campaign in a road matchup with a Capitals club that's 1-3-0 at home this season.

Jaroslav Halak
G NYI
3 weeks ago

Halak stopped 31 of 34 shots in a 6-3 win in Vegas on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran will forever be known as the first goalie to beat the Golden Knights in their home building, thanks to a three-goal outburst by the Islanders in less than eight minutes in the third period. Halak is now a tidy 5-2-0 this year, though his GAA (2.41) and save percentage (.917) are far from elite.

Jaroslav Halak
G NYI
3 weeks ago

Halak will man the crease for Monday's contest against Vegas.

EDGE Analysis

Isles head coach Doug Weight has given each of his goalies about a fair share of games so far this season, though Halak appears to have the edge over Thomas Greiss -- Monday will be Halak's eighth start of the season, versus five for Greiss. While the Slovakian hasn't necessarily been dominant this season, owning a 2.61 GAA and .916 save percentage, he's been consistent in the sense that he's yet to allow more than three goals in a game. Meanwhile, the Golden Knights are riding a seven-game win streak and are coming off a 7-0 demolition of the Avalanche on Friday.

Jaroslav Halak
G NYI
4 weeks ago

Halak turned away 28 of 30 shots in Saturday's win over the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

Halak has now turned in three consecutive impressive showings after a rocky start to the season. He's expected to share the crease with Thomas Greiss this season, but his recent play certainly gives him the inside track on the coveted starting gig. The 32-year-old has shown in the past how valuable he can be when he catches fire, so take advantage of his recent play and use him well.

Jaroslav Halak
G NYI
4 weeks ago

Halak will start between the pipes in Saturday's road game against the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

Halak has been solid of late, earning back-to-back victories while maintaining a .921 save percentage over that span. The 32-year-old rearguard will look to pick up his fourth win of the campaign Saturday in a tough road matchup with a Predators club that's 3-0-1 at home this season.