Flames Re-Sign Karlsson

The Calgary Flames announced the signing of backup goaltender Henrik Karlsson to a two year one-way deal worth about 860K a year.

Karlsson played in 17 games last season with the Flames, and despite a losing record, showed glimmers that he’s a competent backup.

Karlsson, a native of Tumba, Sweden, was originally acquired by the Flames from San Jose at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Calgary’s 6th round pick in the 2010 Draft. He finished the season with a .908 save percentage and a 2.58 goals against average.

Two more years may imply the Flames aren’t ready to bring up anybody from the minor league. Irving could use another year or two in the AHL to assert himself as one of the elite goalies, which he hasn’t done as of yet.

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