Mackenzie Blackwood Stats
- Height / Weight
- 76 / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/9/1996 (26)
Mackenzie Blackwood Last 10 Games
Mackenzie Blackwood News
New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood won't dress for Thursday's matchup against the Blues after taking a shot off the hand during Wednesday's morning skate in Detroit. He's been held out of action as a precaution, so it's possible that Blackwood will be back in action by the weekend. Akira Schmid has been summed from the minors to fill in for Blackwood, although it's currently unclear if it's going to be him or Vitek Vanecek facing St. Louis. The latter would be playing for a second night in a row after beating the Red Wings 5-1 with 32 saves on Wednesday.
New Jersey Devils goaltender MacKenzie Blackwood (knee) has been diagnosed with an MCL sprain and is now scheduled to meet with doctors on Tuesday to determine how to proceed with his recovery. Blackwood was hurt last week in a game against Edmonton. He looks set to miss multiple weeks, and we could even be talking about months. Blackwood's recovery time will depend on the severity of the sprain. Vitek Vanecek instantly becomes a must-own goalie. The Devils have looked great early in the season, and Vanecek has already picked up some very good momentum with a 5-1-0 record.
New Jersey Devils goaltender MacKenzie Blackwood sustained an undisclosed injury Thursday night versus Edmonton. He appeared to have tweaked something in the second period when he slid across the crease to make a save. His night ended with 16 saves from 18 shots faced. Vitek Vanecek came in to replace Blackwood and witnessed an early Christmas miracle as New Jersey turned a 3-2 loss into a 4-3 win late in the third period with goals inside seven seconds. The Czech netminder pushed away 18 of 19 shots. Vanecek will obviously start getting all the burn if Blackwood is forced to miss time. He earned a fourth straight victory on Thursday and is now 4-1-0 for the season with a 2.06 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage.
New Jersey Devils goaltender MacKenzie Blackwood (upper body) is available for Friday's clash with Colorado. His status was initially uncertain after Blackwood missed Thursday's practice. This is great news for the Devils, although Vitek Vanecek is still expected to get the start against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Both goalies have struggled at the start of the campaign, combining for a .859 save percentage, but the team has a winning record and that's the most important thing. Blackwood has gone 3-2-0 so far and Vanecek will be looking to improve a 1-1-0 record on Friday.