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Avalanche's Joel Kiviranta: Agrees to professional tryout
Kiviranta signed a professional tryout agreement with the Avalanche on Monday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Kiviranta recorded eight goals and one assist in 70 games with Dallas last season. He also added five points in 15 postseason contests. The 27-year-old winger will compete for a bottom-line role in Colorado, but even if he makes the roster, he'll be used in limited fashion.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Adds assist
Kiviranta notched an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Golden Knights in Game 5.
Kiviranta snapped a five-game point drought when he helped out on the first of Ty Dellandrea's two goals in the contest. Despite the lack of offense, Kiviranta's maintained his place in the lineup -- this was his ninth straight game played. The Finnish winger has five points, 27 hits and 12 shots on net through 14 playoff outings. With Jamie Benn (suspension) set to return for Monday's Game 6, Kiviranta is likely to move back down to the fourth line, displacing Fredrik Olofsson from the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Deflects in goal
Kiviranta scored a goal on two shots and added six hits in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Kraken in Game 6.
Kiviranta got a piece of a Thomas Harley shot, which then ricocheted in at a tight angle at 8:58 of the third period. The goal was Kiviranta's first this postseason to go with three assists, four shots on net and 21 hits through eight appearances. His spot in the lineup isn't guaranteed -- the Stars could opt to bring Luke Glendening back in for Monday's Game 7.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Draws helper in Game 4
Kiviranta notched an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Kraken in Game 4.
Kiviranta was a healthy scratch for the first three games of the second round, but he drew in Tuesday with Ty Dellandrea (illness) out. Through six playoff contests, Kiviranta has three assists, two shots on net, 13 hits and a plus-1 rating. If Dellandrea or Mason Marchment (upper body) are out for Thursday's Game 5, Kiviranta would likely remain in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Collects another assist
Kiviranta recorded an assist and two hits in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Wild in Game 3.
After logging just one assist in 70 regular-season outings, Kiviranta has two helpers through two playoff games. He set up Radek Faksa for the Stars' lone tally Friday. Kiviranta has added eight hits and an even plus-minus rating while filling a fourth-line role since Joe Pavelski (concussion) was injured in Game 1.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Notches shorthanded helper
Kiviranta produced a shorthanded assist and six hits in Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Wild in Game 2.
Kiviranta set up Roope Hintz on the first goal of the game. The 27-year-old Kiviranta was a healthy scratch for Game 1, but he drew back in with Joe Pavelski (concussion) unavailable. Kiviranta's place in the lineup is far from safe after he logged eight goals, one assists, 117 hits, 85 shots on net and 40 PIM through 70 regular-season appearances.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Breaks slump with goal
Kiviranta scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 2-1 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
Kiviranta snapped a 12-game slump with the game-tying goal in the second period. The Finnish winger hasn't contributed much offense this season, with eight goals and an assist through 67 contests. He's added 83 shots on net, 116 hits, 34 PIM and a minus-9 rating while playing in a bottom-six role.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Collects two points in win
Kiviranta scored a goal on three shots, added an assist and went plus-3 in Thursday's 10-4 win over the Sabres.
This was Kiviranta's second game back from a lower-body injury that cost him 11 contests. With the Stars' massive outburst of offense, nearly everyone was able to get involved -- 16 players had a point and 10 of them had multiple points, including Kiviranta. The fourth-liner is up to seven goals, one assist, 73 shots on net, 86 hits, 30 PIM and a minus-6 rating through 54 outings.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Good to go Monday
Kiviranta (lower body) will suit up Monday against Calgary, per the NHL's media site.
Kiviranta will be back in the lineup after an 11-game absence. The 26-year-old has just six goals with 84 hits through 52 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Game-time decision
Kiviranta (lower body) is likely to be a game-time decision Monday against Calgary, Brian Rea of Bally Sports Southwest reports.
Kiviranta is "probable" to return to the lineup after missing the past 11 games. The Stars want to see how he feels following Monday's morning skate before determining his availability. If Kiviranta doesn't play, Fredrik Olofsson will be in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Out Wednesday
Kiviranta (lower body) isn't expected to play Wednesday versus Arizona, per Saad Yousuf of The Athletic.
Kiviranta hasn't been in the lineup since Feb. 6. He has six goals and no assists in 52 games this season. With Kiviranta still unavailable, Fredrik Karlstrom is set to play after being called up from AHL Texas on Wednesday,... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Still out of action
Kiviranta (lower body) is still out of action, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Kiviranta has missed the last three games and is still not close to returning to action. The winger had only one goal in his last 17 games and has found the back of the net six times in 52 games this season, with nary an assist.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Dealing with long-term injury
Kiviranta suffered a lower-body injury and is expected to miss some time, though he won't need surgery, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Hockey Now reports.
Kiviranta was stuck in an offensive rut prior to getting hurt, tallying just one point in his last 17 contests. With the winger on the shelf, the Stars recalled Martin Studenic, who will replace Kiviranta in the lineup against Minnesota on Wednesday and perhaps beyond.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Tallies in Monday's win
Kiviranta scored a goal on three shots, logged two hits and added two PIM in Monday's 4-0 win over the Golden Knights.
Kiviranta doubled the Stars' lead to 2-0 with a second-period tally. The goal ended his nine-game point drought -- the winger has struggled to be a consistent scoring threat in a bottom-six role this season. He's at six goals, 60 shots on net, 71 hits, 28 PIM and a minus-8 rating through 45 contests overall, and he has yet to record an assist.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Caps Friday's scoring
Kiviranta scored an empty-net goal during Friday's 4-2 victory over the visiting Canadiens.
Kiviranta, who scored his first goal in 11 outings, sealed the Stars' come-from-behind victory by collecting a loose puck and shooting into an unguarded net for his fifth of the season. The 26-year-old left winger remains one tally shy of equaling his career-best total, which he earned in 2020-21. Kiviranta, who contributed two shots Friday, has not earned an assist or a power-play point in 35 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Scores in win
Kiviranta scored a goal on his lone shot in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Ducks.
Kiviranta buried a rebound off a Miro Heiskanen shot to extend Dallas' lead to 3-0 in the second period. The goal was Kiviranta's first point since Oct. 27, snapping a 15-game scoreless drought. While the 26-year-old winger offers some physicality on the Stars' fourth-line (45 hits), he's not likely to provide much offense going forward. Kiviranta now has four goals through 24 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Doing little with playing time
Kiviranta has gone 15 games without a point.
Kiviranta hasn't been a healthy scratch at any point this season, but he's not doing much with his steady playing time. He's averaging 12:32 of ice time per game with three goals across 23 contests. He's added 44 hits, 29 shots on goal, 18 PIM and a minus-3 rating, and he'll likely remain on the Stars' fourth line until his offense turns around.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Converts on backcheck
Kiviranta scored a short-handed goal Thursday during a 2-0 victory over the Capitals.
Kiviranta, who has collected three goals during his past six outings, is providing the Stars with an offensive boost from the fourth line. The 26-year-old left winger added three shots in 10:35 of ice time.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Puts away second goal
Kiviranta scored a goal on three shots and added two PIM in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Senators.
Kiviranta opened the scoring at 6:31 of the first period with his second goal of the year. The 26-year-old winger has added 11 shots, nine hits, six blocked shots, six PIM and a plus-2 rating in six contests, mainly serving in a fourth-line role. That kind of usage doesn't lead to sustainable bursts of offense, so Kiviranta should probably be ignored outside of deep fantasy formats that count hits.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Tickles twine
Kiviranta scored a goal on three shots, blocked two shots and added four PIM in Monday's 4-1 win over the Jets.
Kiviranta extended the Stars' lead to 3-1, burying a one-timer on a feed from Esa Lindell. The goal was Kiviranta's first point in three games this season. The Finnish winger has added six shots on net, three hits, five blocked shots and a plus-1 rating in a bottom-six role. Head coach Pete DeBoer hasn't done much switching around with a lineup that remains undefeated, so Kiviranta appears to have at least a little job security, though he may still sit in favor of Jacob Peterson on occasion.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-11, 180 lbs|
|Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland|