Jeff Zatkoff
G FA
3 months ago

Zatkoff penned a one-year contract with the Straubing Tigers of the DEL on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Zatkoff only action of the 2017-18 campaign was in the minors with AHL Cleveland. The netminder posted a 4-9-0 record with a .885 save percentage in 17 outings. Since lifting Lord Stanley's cup in 2016 with the Penguins, Zatkoff has struggled to find a permanent backup role and instead will given European hockey a try.

Jeff Zatkoff
G FA
5 months ago

Zatkoff didn't appear in a NHL game but did play in 17 games for AHL Cleveland, notching a 3.22 GAA and .885 save percentage in 2017-18.

EDGE Analysis

Despite playing for more than 10 games in both Pittsburgh during 2015-16 and Los Angeles in 2016-17, there just wasn't room in Columbus for Zatkoff to draw a start with Sergei Bobrovsky and Joonas Korpisalo anchored in from of him on the depth chart. After bouncing around from the minors to majors during the regular season, the 30-year-old did serve as the third goaltender during the playoffs, but again didn't see any action. Zatkoff is set to enter free agency, and with minimal usage in Columbus, it wouldn't be surprising to see him wearing different colors come training camp.

Jeff Zatkoff
G FA
7 months ago

Zatkoff was recalled from AHL Cleveland on Tuesday, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Sergei Bobrovsky out due to illness, Zatkoff got the emergency recall and will back up Joonas Korpisalo in a home game against the Golden Knights. The 30-year-old has a dreadful 3.56 GAA and .863 save percentage in seven games for Cleveland this season, but given Korpisalo's own poor recent form, it's not out of the question for Zatkoff to see game action Tuesday if Korpisalo gets blitzed by Vegas.

Jeff Zatkoff
G FA
7 months ago

Zatkoff was returned to AHL Cleveland on Saturday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zatkoff, who hasn't appeared in an NHL game since the 2016-17 campaign with the Kings, will once again trade places on the organizational depth chart with Joonas Korpisalo after he guided the AHL's Monsters to a 5-3 win over Stockton on Friday.

Jeff Zatkoff
G FA
7 months ago

Zatkoff was called up from AHL Cleveland on Friday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zatkoff seems to only be involved in a transation on days that end in 'Y' -- but all jokes aside, he's completely off the fantasy radar having yet to make Blue Jackets debut this late in the season.

Jeff Zatkoff
G FA
7 months ago

Zatkoff was reassigned to AHL Cleveland on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Zatkoff trades places with Joonas Korpisalo, who is the implied No. 2 option in Columbus, despite how the Blue Jackets chronically shuffle their depth goalies between the organization's ranks to maximize playing time. Fantasy owners shouldn't concern themselves with Zatkoff, as he hasn't appeared in an NHL game this season, and both his fantasy and real-life prospects took a major hit last year when he was thoroughly outplayed by Peter Budaj in Los Angeles.

Jeff Zatkoff
G FA
8 months ago

The Blue Jackets recalled Zatkoff from AHL Cleveland on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Columbus sent netminder Joonas Korpisalo to the minors in a corresponding move, so Zatkoff will take over as Sergei Bobrovsky's backup for the foreseeable future. The 30-year-old American has posted a 1-2-0 record while registering an ugly 3.33 GAA and .874 save percentage in four appearances with AHL Cleveland this campaign.

Jeff Zatkoff
G FA
8 months ago

Zatkoff, as expected, was reassigned to AHL Cleveland on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Zatkoff's promotion was nothing more than a paper transaction to meet the NHL two-goalie requirement. The Blue Jackets wanted to get Joonas Korpisalo some ice time in the minors during the All-Star break. With the club back in action against Minnesota on Tuesday, it flipped the two netminders back -- which is likely how it will stay for the remainder of the season.

Jeff Zatkoff
G FA
8 months ago

Zatkoff was recalled from AHL Cleveland on Friday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

EDGE Analysis

This move was solely to fill the league's two-goalie roster requirement, since backup Joonas Korpisalo was sent to minors for the All-Star break in order to continue getting game action. Zatkoff has played just two games in the AHL this season, allowing four goals on 48 shots for one win, and he's expected to return there after the All-Star break.

Jeff Zatkoff
G FA
8 months ago

Zatkoff was dealt Monday to Columbus for future considerations.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old was immediately re-assigned to AHL Cleveland following the deal, where he'll likely spend the majority of the 2017-18 season. After seeing some ice time last season while Jonathon Quick was sidelined, Zatkoff has yet to participate in a game in the NHL or the minors this season, and will likely be an insurance policy in Columbus should one of its goaltenders suffer an injury.