If the Calgary Flames trade Miikka Kiprusoff prior to the April 3 trade deadline, the Finnish goalie will not report to his new team due to family reasons, according to Sportsnet’s Hockey Central Insider Nick Kypreos.
Kypreos reported on Hockey Central Tuesday that Kiprusoff has informed Flames management of this.
The 36-year-old has a newborn baby and is not interested in leaving Calgary at this time.
Kiprusoff — who had a no-movement clause expire following the 2011-12 campaign — has a salary cap hit of just over $5.83 million with one year remaining on his contract after this season.
In 15 appearances this year, Kiprusoff is 6-7-3 with a goals against average of 3.43 and a save percentage of .873. The former Vezina Trophy winner (2005-06) missed several weeks earlier in the season after spraining his MCL in February.
The veteran netminder has been a model of consistency throughout his career with the Flames, playing 70 or more games in each of the past seven seasons.
The Flames have been at the centre of trade talks lately, however most of the attention has been surrounding the team’s captain and star forward Jarome Iginla.