Richard Bachman
G FA
3 months ago

Bachman was waived Sunday by the Canucks, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bachman started just five games in goal for the Canucks last season and went 2-3 while allowing 2.64 goals per game. Should he clear waivers, Bachman will likely return to AHL Utica, where he posted a 12-11-3 record in 2016-17.

Richard Bachman
G FA
8 months ago

Bachman was sent down to AHL Utica on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

With Ryan Miller an unrestricted free agent this offseason, Bachman may have a shot at competing for a regular role between the pipes for Vancouver next year. In his five appearances this season, the 29-year-old went 2-3-0 with a 2.64 GAA, on par with his minor-league numbers -- 12-11-3 with a 2.60 GAA. The netminder's responsibilities next season are likely tied to what happens in regard to Miller.

Richard Bachman
G FA
8 months ago

Bachman allowed five goals on 44 shots in 5-2 loss to the Oilers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

With such a small sample size, Bachman's GAA ballooned from 2.04 to 2.64 after this performance. In his first three starts, he allowed fewer than three goals in each contest, but over his next two starts, he yielded a total of eight goals. The journeyman netminder has played for three different teams in seven seasons and hasn't received more than six starts in four years. He's not not anyone's fantasy radar for next season.

Richard Bachman
G FA
8 months ago

Bachman will patrol the crease for Sunday night's game in Edmonton.

EDGE Analysis

Bachman draws just his fifth start of the season on the final day of the campaign and he'll look to keep up the decent play he has displayed in his limited looks -- the 29-year-old has not allowed more than three goals in any of his starts this season. He'll try to finish strong against an Oilers team that is averaging 3.50 goals per game thus far in April.

Richard Bachman
G FA
8 months ago

Bachman allowed three goals on 25 shots Tuesday in a 3-1 loss to San Jose.

EDGE Analysis

Bachman was lackluster in what was just his fourth appearance of the season, giving up two goals in the first 30 seconds to Kevin Labanc and Joel Ward. He's now 20-16-2 across parts of seven seasons in the NHL and doesn't play nearly enough to warrant fantasy consideration. The Utah native will be 30 next season, so time is running out for him to become an impact netminder at the game's highest level.

Richard Bachman
G FA
8 months ago

Bachman will start in goal for Tuesday night's matchup in San Jose.

EDGE Analysis

Bachman is finally starting to see looks now that Jacob Markstrom (knee) has been ruled out for the season and the Canucks have already been eliminated from playoff contention. The 29-year-old has looked great in three starts for Vancouver, posting a 2-1-0 record, .946 save percentage, and 1.69 GAA. He'll look to keep it up against a struggling Sharks team that has lost eight of its last 10 contests.

Richard Bachman
G FA
9 months ago

Bachman stopped 25 shots on 27 attempts in a 4-2 victory against the Wild on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

It's only been three starts, but Bachman has looked good, posting a .946 save percentage and 2-1-0 record. But it is important to note that Bachman hasn't faced any real offensive juggernauts yet. On Saturday, he squared off versus a Wild team that has now lost seven of their last eight games. If given another start in a friendly matchup, though, fantasy owners in deeper leagues could stream Bachman.

Richard Bachman
G FA
9 months ago

Bachman will defend the net for Saturday's road game against the Wild.

EDGE Analysis

Bachman will get the nod for the first leg of Vancouver's back-to-back. The Utah native has looked good in limited action this season, allowing just three goals overall and posting a .955 save percentage in the only two contests he has suited up for. He'll look to keep up the good form against a Minnesota team that has struggled down the stretch, losing six of its last seven and averaging just 2.25 goals per game in March.

Richard Bachman
G FA
9 months ago

Bachman gave up two goals on 22 shots in Saturday's loss to the Oilers.

EDGE Analysis

Bachman made some decent saves in his second start of the season, but he was ultimately outplayed by opposing netminder Cam Talbot. The 29-year-old has never really found himself a stable gig in the NHL, so it's hard to put much stock into his fantasy value. He could be worthy of a spot start depending on the matchup, but the Canucks are falling out of the playoff picture and you shouldn't expect much down the final stretch.

Richard Bachman
G FA
9 months ago

Bachman will start in net for Saturday night's showdown in Edmonton, Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bachman receives his first start since March 5 when he deftly held the Ducks to just one goal on 44 shots en route to an impressive victory. The 29-year-old doesn't get ample opportunity to play, but more starts could open up for him if he turns in another good performance Saturday. That could be a tough ask though, as the Oilers currently lead the league with 3.67 goals per game in March.