Jeepers, for one position, there sure are a lot of moving parts.

Jay Feaster was on hand to explain the ramifications Tuesday morning at the Scotiabank Saddledome. His Calgary Flames had yet to begin practice, but the general manager was wearing his game face as he outlined recent developments in goal:

* Miikka Kiprusoff’s knee injury is more serious than originally thought. With a “slight Grade 2 sprain” of the medial collateral ligament, the workhorse will miss two more weeks.

* Joey MacDonald, a 33-year-old journeyman snatched off waivers Monday, had been long coveted by team brass.

* Leland Irving, with four consecutive appearances to his credit, will continue to carry the mail for the Flames.

* Danny Taylor, signed days ago to an NHL contract, is on waivers, the first step to returning him to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.

So it’s simple.

Today’s tandem is Irving and MacDonald.

Kiprusoff is sidelined. Taylor is in the minors.

So simple, in fact, that Feaster appeared blown away by the topic of conspiracies. Namely, that the Flames are now busily (and secretly) making plans for life beyond No. 34.

Kiprusoff, 36, has only the 2013-14 campaign remaining on his contract.

“Conspiracy theorists are just awesome,” said Feaster, brimming with sarcasm. “The Oliver Stones of the world are just wonderful. I wish I was that bright, that I had all that time to sit around and conspire and think.



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