Jaroslav Halak RUMORS & NEWS

  • Isles’ goalie situation takes another twist with Halak’s sports hernia surgery

    Pro Hockey Talk "Isles netminder Jaroslav Halak, who missed the final three months of the season with a groin ailment, will undergo — or, has already undergone — sports hernia surgery, per Newsday. The procedure is expected to sideline the Slovakian goalie for 6-8 weeks. Barring complications in recovery, it..." May 18

  • Jaroslav Halak sees writing on wall of Islanders’ goalie excess

    New York Post "Jaroslav Halak was not the Islanders’ goalie for their first ever regular-season game at Barclays Center, he wasn’t their goalie in the postseason and he might not be their goalie at the start of the next season. After getting hurt in training camp, Halak suffered a severe groin injury on March..." May 11

  • Halak ruled out of Islanders' 1st-round series

    The Score "If the New York Islanders are going to advance past the Florida Panthers, they'll have to do so without Jaroslav Halak. Head coach Jack Capuano confirmed Tuesday that Halak won't be available for the Islanders' first-round series, as he's still recovering from a groin injury suffered in March. " April 12

  • Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak to miss ‘at least’ six weeks

    Sportsnet "As the race for the post-season ramps up, the New York Islanders will have to get by without their starting goalie. Islanders head coach Jack Capuano told reporters prior to Wednesday’s game that goaltender Jaroslav Halak will be out of the lineup for a minimum of six weeks with a lower-body..." March 09

  • Islanders place goalie Halak on IR, recall Gibson

    NHL.com "New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak was placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury Sunday, retroactive to Dec. 21. Halak is 10-6-3 with a 2.09 goals-against average and .923 save percentage in 20 games. The Islanders host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday in their first..." December 27

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    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    #Isles Transaction: Kevin Poulin has been recalled from loan on emergency conditions. Jaroslav Halak is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

  • Islanders’ Halak named All-Star sub after Lundqvist picks rest

    New York Post "It took a couple of injuries, but now a team battling for the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings finally has its second player headed for the All-Star Game. Joining John Tavares for the festivities next weekend in Columbus, Ohio, will be Islanders’ goalie Jaroslav Halak, who got the..." January 16

  • Halak, Fleury to replace Rinne, Howard at ASG

    NHL.com "New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury will serve as injury replacements at the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game to be played Jan. 25 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus (5 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). Halak and Fleury will replace injured..." January 15

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Capuano: Donovan in for Reinhart, Boulton for Bailey, Halak in goal. #Isles

  • Islanders Ink G Halak Four Year deal

    TSN "The New York Islanders and goaltender Jaroslav Halak have agreed to terms on a four-year contract. Halak, 28, split his eighth NHL seasons between the St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals, compiling a 29-13-7 record in 52 games. The Bratislava, Slovakia, native was dealt from..." May 23

  • Capitals Acquire Fourth-Round Pick in 2014 NHL Draft from New York Islanders for Halak

    Capitals Today "The Washington Capitals have acquired a fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft from the New York Islanders in exchange for the rights to goaltender Jaroslav Halak, assistant general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The fourth-round selection was acquired by New York from..." May 01

  • Jaroslav Halak may not be long for Buffalo

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Chuck Fletcher wouldn’t let me borrow his cellphone. Under the guise that mine was on the fritz, I asked the Wild general manager if I could quickly borrow his before Thursday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers. Fletcher started laughing and offered me stale press box popcorn instead. He’s..." March 02

  • Blues get Ryan Miller, Steve Ott from Sabres in first trade deadline blockbuster

    Yahoo! Sports "The first big trade of the 2014 trade deadline is upon us, and it's between the Buffalo Sabres and the St. Louis Blues. The Blues went big with this one, acquiring Ryan Miller and Steve Ott in exchange for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, a first-round pick in 2015, and..." March 01

  • Halak ready to rebound from Olympics

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "What happens in Russia stays in Russia, when it comes to the Blues and starting goaltender Jaroslav Halak. Halak was 0-2 for Slovakia at the Olympics with a 5.13 goals-against average and an .857 save-percentage. He was benched for the final two games of the tournament in favor of little known..." February 26

  • Halak returns with shutout for Blues

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "“O Canada, not home but favorite land.” Forgive the Blues for singing that tune these days, their variation of the national anthem in these maple leaf parts. With a 5-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday at Scotiabank Saddledome, the Blues are 9-0-4 against teams from the neighboring..." January 10

  • The Blues' Confidence In Halak Is Huge; Where Does That Leave Elliott?

    St. Louis Game Time "The Blues' starting goaltender is playing better than he has in years and the team has four wins to thank him for. Does this mean that Brian Elliott's time is numbered? Jaroslav Halak is off to his best start in his career wins-wise. He like the Blues has never started a year 4-0-0. He's also..." October 14

  • Healthy Halak looks 'better than he ever has'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Jaroslav Halak trained this summer like he never had before in three seasons as a Blue. The reason was to strengthen his groin which would help him avoid any lingering issues with an injury that sidelined him twice in 2012-13. What began as a preventative measure could be viewed too as a..." October 11

  • Blues' light schedule allows club to roll with Halak

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The plan entering the 2013-14 season was to give goaltender Jaroslav Halak the bulk of the starts in net. With as light as the schedule is early the Blues will roll with Halak for the foreseeable future. Halak backstopped the Blues again Saturday against Florida and it’s possible that he may..." October 07

  • Blues Halak happy to get first game since April 1 out of the way

    Fox Sports Midwest "Ideally this comeback story would have had a fancy first chapter; refreshed he would immediately show how much his slimmed down strengthened frame was going to help him this season. So much for that. "I felt OK but it was like everything went in" Jaroslav Halak said. "All the weird bounces..." September 21

  • Halak happy he spent summer in St. Louis

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When more Blues players begin trickling into the club’s practice facility this week they will run into a teammate they’re not used to seeing in mid-August. Goaltender Jaroslav Halak who in three previous seasons with the Blues spent the summer at home in Slovakia has been in town since the end of..." August 19

  • Halak just wants to play — and win — with Blues

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In the world we live in today, there’s no business like private business. It’s in newspapers and magazines, on televisions and websites. Scuttlebutt is king, scooped up in large portions, the juicier the better. That world caught up with Jaroslav Halak and Ken Hitchcock last May when they..." July 12

  • Flyers interested in Jaroslav Halak

    CSN Philly "The Flyers' goalie vacancy has taken yet another twist with a name not previously in the mix. According to an NHL source here at this weekend’s NHL draft, the Flyers have made some inquires with St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong about the availability of Jaroslav Halak, who lost..." June 28

  • Blues' goaltending situation is 'cloudy'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Brian Elliott signed a two-year contract extension, locking up the Blues’ goalie tandem through 2013-14, general manager Doug Armstrong said that Elliott and Jaroslav Halak “are still young men basically entering that real meat of their career. Having them both ... it’s a great opportunity..." May 15

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    GM Doug Armstrong says the #stlblues goaltending situation with Halak, Elliott and Allen is "cloudy."

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    Pierre LeBrun @

    Injury news: Jaro Halak should be out around 3 weeks or so... same injury as earlier this season

  • Shutout puts Halak in a different place

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "If ever you needed a working example of a rags-to-riches story, you got one Saturday night. Goaltender Jaroslav Halak had not started a game in 13 days. He was in a strange place, a No. 1 goalie trying to show the Blues he could still be relied upon. He was a forgotten man. By the end of an..." March 25

  • Halak seems ready to shoulder load

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The last time Blues fans saw goaltender Jaroslav Halak at Scottrade Center, he disappeared. Scheduled to make a start Feb. 11, Halak tweaked his injured groin in pregame warmups, forcing Brian Elliott into action. On Saturday, he made his first home appearance since Jan. 24. His last four..." February 24

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    Renaud Lavoie @

    Jaroslav Halak (groin) will be out for probably one week

  • Halak suffers setback warming up

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Funny thing happened on the way to the Blues getting Jaroslav Halak back. Actually, it wasn’t funny at all. Reeling in a slump, the Blues activated Halak on Sunday and prepped the netminder to make the start against the Los Angeles Kings on Monday. But during pregame warmups, Halak did..." February 12

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    Jeremy Rutherford @

    Halak re-aggravated groin injury in warmups. #stlblues will have update after the game.

  • With the Blues reeling, Halak is back

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Of the many quick to exit Scottrade Center on Saturday night following the Blues’ 6-5 shootout loss to Anaheim, perhaps few walked at a brisker pace than one man. Goaltender Jaroslav Halak wore a determined look as he hustled past the Blues’ locker room and pulled out of the arena. The Blues need..." February 11

  • Blues Activate Halak From IR

    St. Louis Game Time "Sure, the Blues' current four game losing streak isn't all Brian Elliott's fault, but he certainly hasn't helped the situation any. Even when the offense gives him support, as they did in last night's 6-5 overtime loss to the LA Kings, Elliott hasn't had any confidence at all. His five hole has..." February 10

  • Blues Activate Halak from Injured Reserve

    NHL.com "The Blues have activated Jaroslav Halak from injured reserve and have assigned Jake Allen to the Peoria Rivermen. Halak, who suffered a groin strain in the Feb. 1 game against Detroit, began taking shots in practice over the weekend. The Blues have determined he's ready to get back into the..." February 10

  • Halak lands on injured reserve

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues coach Ken Hitchcock wants to play it safe with Jaroslav Halak's minor groin muscle strain. So the team placed Halak on injured reserve and placed a call for Peoria goaltender Jake Allen, who will join the team in time for Monday's practice. Halak suffered the injury in Friday night's..." February 03

  • Halak reflects on his disappointment

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Goaltender Jaroslav Halak was back in the Blues' locker room Tuesday, but unfortunately for the club it wasn't to suit up for what would have been Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Los Angeles. Halak instead was among the players removing gear from their stalls following the..." May 09

  • Elliott steps in for Halak, saves the shutout

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Funny how things work out. As the playoffs approached, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock was undecided and non-committal about which of his goaltenders would get the starting call. The pair — Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott — combined for 15 shutouts during the season, splitting duties almost down the..." April 15

  • Hitchcock's dilemma: Elliott or Halak?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues coach Ken Hitchcock is waiting for a sign. Eventually, he'll have to choose between Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott to be his starting goalie for the playoffs, and so far, precious little separates the two. At some point, one would think, over the course of 82 games, one of the Blues'..." March 29

  • Hitchcock says goalie decision will go down to the wire

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "If Jaroslav Halak had the playoff job wrapped up, and he still probably does, Brian Elliott has given Blues coach Ken Hitchcock something to chew on the past couple of games. Elliott has pitched back-to-back shutouts, including Sunday's 4-0 win over Phoenix, extending his personal shutout..." March 27

  • Blues 2, Jackets 1: Fresh Halak makes the difference

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets and St. Louis Blues played on short rest last night in Nationwide Arena, 21 hours after the puck dropped in a 4-1 Blues' victory over the Blue Jackets on Saturday night. The first period was a slog-filled snoozer. Tired legs churned throughout a 2-1 Blues' win. St. Louis..." March 12

  • Halak backstops victory

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Winnipeg Jets had just recovered from a two-goal deficit Saturday afternoon, and Blues coach Ken Hitchcock called a necessary timeout. As Hitchcock barked, players were forced to congregate closely because of the thunderous crowd at the MTS Center. "We couldn't hear that much," Blues..." February 26

  • Halak's revival vaults Blues to next level

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Jaroslav Halak's professional life really picked up in recent days. He made a triumphant return to his previous home, Montreal, and blanked his old team 3-0. Canadiens fans gave him a huge ovation after the game. Not so long ago he was their favorite player, before the Habs traded him to the..." January 18

  • Final: Blues 1, Stars 0

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues edged the Stars 1-0 tonight and are now tied for the most points in the NHL standings. The Blues (27-12-6) is tied with the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks for the top spot with 60 points, but is listed as No. 2 in the overall in the standings behind the Rangers, who have..." January 17

  • Blues goaltender Halak blanks Stars

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves for his third shutout of the season and T.J. Oshie scored midway through the third period as the surging St. Louis Blues stayed unbeaten in 2012 by defeating the Dallas Stars 1-0 on Monday night. The Blues have earned 13 out of a possible 14 points this month..." January 17

  • 'I'll never forget this moment'

    Montreal Gazette "Goaltender Jaroslav Halak was taking a sixounce souvenir home to St. Louis Monday night. It was a Canadiens-crested puck that the 26-year-old Slovakian will forever look at and recall his first professional hockey game in Montreal not played as a member of the home team - the night he memorably..." January 12

  • Halak appreciative of applause from classy Bell Centre fans

    Montreal Gazette "This was supposed to be Jaroslav Halak's "homecoming" - a love-in, of sorts, for the goaltender who was the only reason the Canadiens made it to the Eastern Conference final against the Philadelphia Flyers two seasons ago. In a perfect world, Halak would have come into this place and shut down..." January 12

  • Blues blank Montreal Canadiens 3-0

    Montreal Gazette "The better team won at the Bell Centre Tuesday night. And the guys in the losing dressing room knew it. "What we have to acknowledge," said Canadiens head coach Randy Cunneyworth, "is the Blues are a very good team." St. Louis' domination was such that 2010's playoff hero had a quiet..." January 11

  • Halak puts on a show for Habs fans

    Montreal Gazette "This was supposed to be Jaroslav Halak's "homecoming" – a love-in, of sorts, for the goaltender who was the only reason the Canadiens made it to the Eastern Conference final against the Philadelphia Flyers two seasons ago. In a perfect world, Halak would have come into this place and shut down..." January 11

  • Notebook: Halak No. 1 star on special night

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Jaroslav Halak attempted to skate off the ice at the Bell Center and into the Blues' locker room. His teammates would have none of it. On a night when Montreal goalie Carey Price was honored in a pregame ceremony for piling up the most inclusions in the Canadiens' nightly "3 stars," Halak was..." January 11

  • Happy homecoming for Halak

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues made many fans forget about their recent road woes and also coach Ken Hitchcock's decision to start goaltender Jaroslav Halak following Brian Elliott's shutout Saturday. The club made the Bell Center feel like home with a 3-0 victory Tuesday night over Montreal, and with Halak's..." January 11

  • Halak gets his wish in facing Canadiens

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When the NHL schedule was released last summer, Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak had no reason to think he wouldn't be starting in his first trip back to Montreal since being acquired from the Canadiens two years ago. The game didn't fall on back-to-back nights and neither was it in the midst of..." January 10