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Petr Mrazek Had Surgery On His Right Thumb

RALEIGH, N.C. - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that goaltender Petr Mrazek has undergone surgery on his right thumb. A timetable for his return will be determined in the coming days.

Mrazek, 28, has registered a 2-1-0 record, 0.99 goals-against average, .955 save percentage and two shutouts in four appearances in 2020-21. He currently leads all NHL goaltenders in goals-against average and save percentage, and he is one of five netminders to earn two shutouts so far this season. The 6’1”, 190-pound goaltender has earned a 46-31-5 record, 2.48 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and nine shutouts in 84 appearances with the Hurricanes since joining the team as a free agent on July 1, 2018. Mrazek has posted a 124-95-28 record, 2.60 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and 23 shutouts in 267 career NHL games with Detroit, Philadelphia and Carolina. The Ostrava, Czech Republic, native was drafted by the Red Wings in the fifth round, 141st overall, of the 2010 NHL Draft.

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Steeb's avatar

Who’d'a thought Razer would be the #1 goaltender for a legit final-four contender?

Posted by Steeb on 02/03/21 at 05:31 PM ET


Quite a few people steeb.  Still bums me out.

Posted by ThatGuy on 02/03/21 at 05:56 PM ET


Reimer had a pretty bad last season in Florida
before ending up an add-on in a deal with Carolina.
Didn’t exactly expect him to still be in a spot like this on
a good team.

Mrazek is a good goalie. He can still overplay a shot
sometimes and 6’1” is not big anymore for a goalie.
He can still be a little inconsistent. Too bad this happened
with him off to a good start. I’d like to see if he and Carolina
can break through together rather than being a team that usually wins
a round or so but can’t quite get past the big boys.

Posted by lefty.30 on 02/03/21 at 05:59 PM ET


I’d like to see if he and Carolina
can break through together

Carolina is so much fun to watch. I would love for a team that plays this way to have success.

Posted by Unhealthy Scratch on 02/03/21 at 11:41 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Who’d’a thought Razer would be the #1 goaltender for a legit final-four contender?

Posted by Steeb on 02/03/21 at 04:31 PM ET

If his history is any indication, he isn’t and won’t be.

That’s the thing with him, he’s brilliant for a while, and then falls below-average for a while.  The rises are fine, but the dips were just too deep to go forward with him at the NHL level.  Detroit realized it.  Philly felt the same way and let him go.  And looking at his game logs in Carolina, I haven’t noticed anything really different there either.

I don’t wish him any ill will or anything, it’s just recognition that he’s not steady enough to be an everyday NHL starter.  There’s undoubtedly room for him in the NHL, don’t get me wrong.  But if you choose to ride him, you’re hoping for some kind of miracle run with him where he gets hot for much longer than usual.

Posted by Primis on 02/04/21 at 10:22 AM ET

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