Flames goalie Kiprusoff staying in Calgary

Now that Miikka Kiprusoff has retired, the Calgary Flames' goaltending situation has become cloudy.

Miikka Kiprusoff will remain with the Calgary Flames for the remainder of the season, according to Sportsnet’s Roger Millions.

Kiprusoff, who was rumoured to be on the block leading up to Wednesday’s deadline, is reportedly not willing to leave the city where he has spent the last 10 years of his career.

The Toronto Maple Leafs were reportedly interested in acquiring Kiprusoff — but the veteran goalie, who recently had his second child, did not want to leave Calgary. The Leafs were given permission to speak directly with Kiprusoff earlier in the week.

Kiprusoff, 36, has one year remaining on his contract where he will make just $1.5 million but carries a salary cap hit of $5.33 million.

Some have speculated that the Finnish netminder could retire after the season.

The 36-year-old has a 3.64 goals-against average with a .868 save percentage in 18 games this season.

He has not appeared in the post-season since 2008-09.

The San Jose Sharks originally selected the 2005-06 Vezina Winner in the fifth round (116th overall) in the 1995 NHL Draft.

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