COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Curtis McElhinney will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee on Monday and will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2015-16 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Larry Watson at Orthopedic One in Columbus.
McElhinney, 32, was injured during practice on Friday. He has appeared in 18 games this season, posting a 2-7-3 record, 3.31 goals-against average and .890 save percentage. Last season, he went 12-14-2 with a 2.88 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in 32 games, setting career highs in wins, games and minutes played (1,710).
Calgary’s ninth pick, 176th overall, in the 2002 NHL Draft, McElhinney has a compiled a 43-58-10 record with a 2.99 goals-against average, .904 save percentage and four shutouts in 147 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Phoenix Coyotes, Ottawa Senators, Anaheim Ducks and Calgary Flames. He is 24-32-6 with a 2.90 goals-against average, .907 save percentage and two shutouts in 78 games with Columbus.