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Kiprusoff mum on trade talk

Calgary Flames Miikka Kiprusoff at practice at The Winsport arena's in NW Calgary, Alta. on April...

Calgary Flames Miikka Kiprusoff at practice at The Winsport arena's in NW Calgary, Alta. on April 2,2013. (QMI Agency)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:48 PM ET

A Calgary Flames-logo bearing baseball cap and fresh towel awaited Miikka Kiprusoff when he left the ice following Tuesday’s Calgary Flames practice.

 

Kiprusoff, the embattled Flames netminder who’s been the backbone of the franchise for nearly a decade, put the towel around his neck and donned the cap.

But, the goalie with trade rumours swirling around him – including word the Toronto Maple Leafs had received permission to talk to his representatives and even directly to him – refused to shed any light on whether he’s interested in being moved before Wednesday’s trade deadline (1 p.m.).

“I’m here getting ready for next game. I’m not going to talk about any trade stuff or any rumours,” said Kiprusoff, whose contract runs through the 2013-14 season.

Whether that next game will be the Flames clash with the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night (8 p.m., Sportsnet West) or elsewhere with the Maple Leafs or another team remains to be seen.


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