Miikka Kiprusoff injury: Flames goaltender out for 'short-term'

Frederick Breedon

Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff released a statement through the team's website on Wednesday explaining that he believes he will be out for the 'short-term' due to a lower-body injury.

Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff has been listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury, according to a statement posted on the Calgary Flames official website on Wednesday afternoon.

Kiprusoff sustained the injury during the second period of Tuesday night's 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. During the intermission, it was determined that the 36-year-old goaltender would not return to the game and that back-up Leland Irving would conclude the contest.

Kiprusoff stopped all but one of 20 shots faced on the evening.

In the statement released by the team, Kiprusoff explained that he felt discomfort during the second stanza and believes that the injury will not require for him to be out for an extended period of time.

It is believed that Irving will take over the starting role for the Flames while Kiprusoff is out. On Wednesday morning, the club signed Danny Taylor to a one-year, two-way contract worth $525,000 at the NHL level and $80,000 at the American Hockey League level.

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