SUN Hockey Pool

Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff out at least another two weeks with MCL sprain

Flames goaltender Leland Irving came in to mop up after Miikka Kiprusoff was pulled with a...

Flames goaltender Leland Irving came in to mop up after Miikka Kiprusoff was pulled with a lower-body injury against the Red Wings on Feb. 5. (AL CHAREST/Calgary Sun file photo)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:05 PM ET

CALGARY - Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff will be out of action at least another couple of weeks due to his knee injury.

Kiprusoff was on the ice before Monday’s morning skate and reported some pain afterwards and was sent for a MRI.

The results are a “slight” Grade 2 MCL sprain, according to GM Jay Feaster.

“It is not, we were told, the same type of Grade 2 MCL sprain that was suffered by Mikael Backlund, so it’s not a four-to-six week projection, but the doctors have told us he will most likely miss another two weeks,” Feaster said Tuesday.

Kiprusoff was injured last Tuesday.

The Flames added well-travelled goalie Joey MacDonald via waivers from the Detroit Red Wings Monday, but Feaster said that move was a result of a veteran goalie being available. Feaster said the 33-year-old was on their target list, having more than 100 NHL games under his belt for four teams.


Videos

Photos