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Flames' Kiprusoff day-to-day with lower-body injury

1:52 PM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
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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 saves.

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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