Report: Blue Jackets Goalie Prospect Elvis Merzlikins Is "Considering" Leaving His Club Team in Switzerland

By Sam Blazer on May 21, 2018 at 5:03 pm
Elvis Merzlikins gets ready for a game as a goaltender for Latvia
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Another goaltender may be joining the Columbus Blue Jackets sooner than you think. 

Hockey Buzz writer Aivis Kalnins reports that Elvis Merzlikins is talking to Blue Jackets personnel about a potential move to North America. The Athletic's Aaron Portzline reports that Merzlikins is in Los Angeles to discuss his pro prospects. When asking his agent for word, he provided no comment.

This all comes on the heels of Merzlikins having a stellar 2018 IIHF World Championships. He posted a .940 save percentage and a 1.50 goals against average. Latvia was eliminated during the group stage of the tournament.

The Blue Jackets currently have three goaltenders signed through the 2018-19 season. 

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