Just when he was starting to put everything together, the hockey gods have dealt Elvis Merzlikins a cruel blow.
In the third period against the Nashville Predators on Saturday night, Merzlikins was injured after making a save. There didn't appear to be much in the play from looking at the replay, but it was serious enough that Merzlikins left the contest, and Joonas Korpisalo came in for the rest of the game.
Earlier today, the club announced that Merzlikins is "week-to-week", after being evaluated further today. The Latvian netminder had a disappointing game on Saturday, but shut the Predators out on Thursday night in his return from injury.
We'll have more news on his recovery as it is released.