Kevin Poulin
G FA
2 years ago

Poulin underwent surgery to repair a dislocated knee cap Wednesday, and will be sidelined for the next 4-to-6 weeks while recovering from the procedure, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Poulin has appeared in four games with AHL Stockton since being acquired by the Flames on Nov. 12, posting a 2-0-1 record with a 2.40 GAA and .918 in those contests. He'll return as AHL Stockton's primary goaltender once healthy.

Kevin Poulin
G FA
2 years ago

The Flames acquired Poulin from the Lightning in exchange for future considerations on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The Flames have been plagued by awful goaltending this season, with Karri Ramo, Jonas Hiller, and Joni Ortio all sporting goals-against averages well above 3.50 in 19 combined total appearances. While Poulin may not be the answer in net Calgary is looking for, he will at least provide the Flames with additional organizational depth at the position and another option in goal if things don't begin to improve. Poulin has played in 50 career NHL games with the Islanders, posting an 18-25-3 record with a 3.07 GAA and .899 save percentage in those contests. He will report to AHL Stockton to begin his season with the Flames organization.

Kevin Poulin
G FA
2 years ago

Poulin has been recalled from AHL Syracuse, Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Poulin's exact role in the Tampa Bay organization is rather nebulous as he hasn't made any appearances for the Syracuse Crunch, nor has he been sent between the pipes for the Lightning this season. However, it appears that the team is viewing him as extra insurance with Ben Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy being the primary options in goal for the Bolts this season.

Kevin Poulin
G FA
2 years ago

Poulin cleared waivers Sunday and has been assigned to AHL Syracuse, Bryan Burns of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Poulin was placed on waivers Saturday as the Lightning decided to turn to Kristers Gudlevskis for the backup role instead. Poulin will now return to AHL Syracuse, and should serve as the team's starting netminder.

Kevin Poulin
G FA
2 years ago

The Lightning placed Poulin on waivers Saturday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tampa Bay recalled Kristers Gudlevskis from AHL Syracuse on Friday, meaning the team is no longer in need of Poulin's services as a backup netminder. He will head to AHL Syracuse, where he will serve as the team's starting goaltender, at least until Andrei Vasilevskiy (neck) is healthy.

Kevin Poulin
G FA
2 years ago

Poulin has made the Lightning's roster and will be the team's backup goalie, reports the Tampa Bay Tribune.

EDGE Analysis

Don't expect him to get much playing time -- Ben Bishop has carried a big load in the past and can do the same now. And Andrei Vasilevskiy could be ready to resume his backup role by early November.

Kevin Poulin
G FA
2 years ago

Poulin could make the opening-night roster, reports the Tampa Tribune.

EDGE Analysis

He has to pass through waivers to go down, so the team could keep him with the big squad until Andrei Vasilevskiy returns from injury. Kirsters Gudlevskis appears poised to start the season in the AHL.

Kevin Poulin
G FA
2 years ago

Poulin is one of only a few options fighting for a chance to back up Ben Bishop in goal for the Lightning ahead of the upcoming season, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kristers Gudlevskis is reportedly the only other internal option at this point. Poulin, claimed off waivers (from the Islanders) on Sunday, is the more experienced of the two twine tenders so that could give him an advantage. Ben Bishop is locked in as the starting goalie in Tampa Bay, so this news mostly concerns the team's goalie depth at this point.

Kevin Poulin
G FA
2 years ago

Poulin was claimed off of waivers by the Lightning on Sunday, Isles' beat writer Arthur Staple reports.

EDGE Analysis

Poulin was expected to clear waivers and head to AHL Bridgeport, but the Lightning decided to take a chance on him. He spent the majority of the 2014-15 season in the AHL, going 16-21-0 with a 2.87 GAA and a .912 save percentage over 45 games. He offers the Lightning depth at the goalie position.

Kevin Poulin
G FA
2 years ago

Poulin was placed on waivers Saturday, reports Newsday's Arthur Staple.

EDGE Analysis

Poulin was once thought to be a possible starting goaltender for the Islanders but that time seems to have come to an end. Assuming he passes through waivers, he will likely report to Bridgeport of the AHL where he will still be in a battle for a starting spot.