Miikka Kiprusoff, made it official Monday: He is done with the NHL, after nine seasons with the Flames that put him alongside Mike Vernon as one of the franchise’s greatest goaltenders. Kiprusoff, 36, had one year remaining on a front-loaded six-year, $35-million (U.S.) contract he signed before the start of the 2008-09 season. According to the Flames, they knew about his plans all along, but chose not to make them public in case he changed his mind.
Kiprusoff had, by far and away, his worst season with Calgary in 2013 – 8-14-2, 3.44 goals-against average, .882 save percentage. Statistically, Kiprusoff finished as the Flames all-time leader in wins (305), games played (576) and shutouts (41)
Miikka Kiprusoff gets the start in net for the #Flames tonight.
Kiprusoff hasn't won since March 24th. In his last start he allowed four goals on 21 shots as the Flames lost 5-2. Kiprusoff is not the goalie that he used to be and the Flames are bad, he is not a reliable fantasy option.
Hartley says Kiprusoff will start tomorrow in San Jose. #Flames
The Flames traded away Iginla and Bouwmeester who were arguably the Flames two best players. They are clearly in a rebuilding mode which does not bode well for Kiprusoff's fantasy value. He was not traded yesterday so he will be their #1 for the remainder of the season. He has a tough matchup tomorrow vs. the Sharks.
Kiprusoff allowed five goals on 20 shots in a loss to Columbus on Friday. He has lost four of his last five starts and allowed five goals in three of those losses. He has a fairly tough matchup against an Oilers team who is finding their scoring touch as of late.
Miikka Kiprusoff gets the start in net tonight. #Flames
Kiprusoff has allowed five goals in each of his last two starts, but he will start his third straight tonight vs. the Blues. It is a tough matchup for Kipper, I would look elsewhere for your starter tonight.
Miikka Kiprusoff gets the call again in net for the #Flames. Sergei Bobrovsky goes for Columbus.
Kiprusoff allowed five goals on 23 shots vs. a weak Nashville team last night. He will get the call again tonight against a hot Blue Jackets team. Kiprusoff is 3-3-0 with a 3.65 GAA and .869 SV% since returning from an MCL sprain.