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Kiprusoff has ‘slight’ MCL sprain, out another two weeks

Feb 12, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

Miikka Kiprusoff AP

The Calgary Flames will be without their starting goalie, Miikka Kiprusoff, for another two weeks with what the club is calling a “slight grade two MCL sprain.”

Kiprusoff, 36, has missed the last three games while backup Leland Irving has taken over the starting duties.

Yesterday, the Flames claimed goalie Joey MacDonald off waivers from Detroit. MacDonald will battle Irving for the backup job while Kiprusoff is out.

Calgary also announced it has placed recently signed goalie Danny Taylor on waivers with the intention of sending him to AHL Abbotsford.

The Flames lost 2-1 in a shootout last night at home to Minnesota, dropping their record to 3-4-3 after 10 games. It was the third time they’d fallen in a shootout this season.

“The bottom line is that we don’t take any moral victories … we have to win games,” said general manager Jay Feaster.

On the bright side, Feaster said that forward Mike Cammalleri (hip) “should be good to go tomorrow” against Dallas.

  1. davebabychreturns - Feb 12, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    “MacDonald will battle Irving for the backup job while Kiprusoff is out.”

    The sad thing for Calgary is, if one of these guys plays like a second-rate NHL goaltender over the next few weeks, their goaltending situation will look better when Kiprusoff returns than it has in years.

  2. unjured - Feb 12, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Glad to see MacDonald on an NHL roster. Just a few years ago he almost signed with Lokomotiv before their plane crash. I think it would make a great story if he can do what he did last year consistently.

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