One quick peak at the goaltending situation in Columbus, and throughout the system, highlights the fact that this team is thin overall at that position. They have incumbent starter Elvis Merzlikins, who is still in the prime of his career (29 years old). 24 year old top prospect Daniil Tarasov is slated to become his backup this fall, and it seems like this will be the plan for at least the next couple of seasons.
But after that, there isn’t a whole lot coming down the pipeline. Free agent signee Jet Greaves will man the crease with the Cleveland Monsters, and it seems evident that the team will need to add another veteran goaltender to share time with him at that level.