Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - The Calgary Flames announced Wednesday that
starting goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff is day-to-day with a lower body injury.
Kiprusoff departed Tuesday's game after turning away 19-of-20 shots over two
periods in a 4-1 win over Detroit.
"In the second period I felt some discomfort in the lower body area,"
Kiprusoff said in a statement. During the intermission, it was decided that I
not return to play. I really believe that this is a short-term injury and over
the next days, I'll work toward being ready as soon as possible,"
Backup Leland Irving replaced Kiprusoff for the third period and made six
With Kiprusoff sidelined, the Flames signed goaltender Danny Taylor to a one-
year, two-way contract. Taylor had been playing for Calgary's American Hockey
League affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat, and ranked second in the AHL this
season in goals against average (1.77) and fourth in save percentage (.930).
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