Miikka Kiprusoff RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kiprusoff announces retirement

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today the retirement of goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff from the National Hockey League. “Miikka has been up-front with us since the trade deadline that he wanted to finish his outstanding playing career as a Flames player and that the 2013 season was going to be his..." September 09

  • Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff announces retirement

    Calgary Sun "With the same lack of fanfare as his arrival to the Stampede City Calgary Flames star goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff announced his retirement Monday morning. Via statement the franchise's all-time leader in wins (305) games played (576) and shutouts (41) over nine oustanding seasons said he was..." September 09

  • Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff decides to retire

    CBSSports.com "The Miikka Kiprusoff era is over in Calgary, the veteran goaltender has decided to retire according to a Finnish report. Kiprusoff, who has one more season left on his contract that has a $5.833 million cap hit, would be foregoing that final season to hang up the skates. He told a Finnish..." June 25

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Jay Feaster says he spoke with Miikka Kiprusoff last week. Says the goaltender is still leaning towards retirement.

  • Kipper to take his time on retirement decision

    Calgary Herald "Give the man this much: He sure knows how to make an exit. As endings go, maybe not quite up there with Bogart and Claude Rains strolling into the Casablanca fog at the “beginning of a beautiful friendship”as The End flashes up on the screen in unbeatable black-and-white, but for here, for..." April 21

  • ‘Kipper Kid’ shows up in full gear for first time in four years

    Calgary Herald "In this town, he is a familiar sight. The red jersey — with No. 34 on the back — and the pads are a dead giveaway. So it doesn’t take long. A couple of fans, spotting the celebrity, sidle over. “Can I take a picture?” says one. The other politely asks him to remove his headgear. Decent..." April 18

  • Kiprusoff’s final game in the Saddledome could come as early as Wednesday night

    Calgary Herald "The last send-off of an icon wasn’t what a city had envisioned, or the man merited. Ghostly reminders of past glories, irretrievable greatness, indelible moments, relegated to colour-splash pixels up on a JumboTron during a TV timeout. Jarome Iginla was actually, physically, in the air,..." April 17

  • Flames honour Kipper's wish to stay in Calgary

    Calgary Sun "You know that guy who wins the lottery and tells the newspaper he plans to keep his job? He might, but you can bet he won't play by the rules the rest of the office staff does"¦ because he can. He can walk away at any time -- the kind of freedom everyone dreams of. Miikka Kiprusoff..." April 04

  • Kiprusoff mum on trade talk

    Calgary Sun "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..." April 03

  • Miikka Kiprusoff to stay with the Calgary Flames

    Calgary Sun "According to multiple reports, Miikka Kiprusoff isn't going anywhere before Wednesday's 1 p.m. trade deadline. The Calgary Flames goaltender arrived at work Wednesday morning and — barring a surprise — is expected to be on the ice for the morning skate at the Saddledome. The Flames host the..." April 03

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    Darren Dreger @

    lots of discussion this morning, however sources indicate Kiprusoff will stay in Calgary and retire at the end of the season.

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    Renaud Lavoie @

    Mikka Kiprusoff is open to a trade to Toronto. Still wants adjustment on his contract for next season.

  • Leafs granted permission to talk to Kiprusoff's agent

    TSN.ca "The Calgary Flames have granted the Toronto Maple Leafs permission to talk to goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff's representatives. Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis has been vocal about his interest in adding a veteran goaltender to play alongside James Reimer and Kiprusoff's name has been front..." April 01

  • Is Miikka Kiprusoff next?

    The Hockey News "With Jarome Iginla shipped off to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the focus shifts to Miikka Kiprusoff, who has one season left on his contract. His no-movement clause expired last summer, generating talk he too will be shipped out of Calgary. Earlier this week, TSN's Darren Dreger speculated the..." March 29

  • Maple Leafs' Ben Scrivens unfazed by Miikka Kiprusoff trade talk

    Toronto Sun "Just when Luongo-mania finally died down, along comes Kipper-palooza for 24 hours. You certainly have to have a thick skin if you are James Scrivens. Or Ben Reimer. Or however you choose to interchange their names. Here you are, having backstopped your team to an impressive 18-12-2 record..." March 27

  • Kiprusoff reportedly tells Flames he'd refuse to report to new team if traded

    Calgary Sun "Miikka Kiprusoff no longer has a no-trade clause in his contract. Therefore, the Calgary Flames could trade their star netminder to the highest bidder, which would seem the right thing to do since they’re coming closer to being eliminated from playoff contention. A wrench may have been..." March 27

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    Nick Kypreos @

    Sources saying Kiprusoff has told the Flames management if they trade his rights he will not report citing family reasons.

  • Kiprusoff pulls out his superhero cape to save Flames

    Calgary Herald "Shots after a period: 15-6, Detroit. After two, 27-11. How in the name of sweet creation the Calgary Flames were, respectively, ahead a goal and then tied defied reason. Like Stonehenge, Area 51 or crop circles, not fully explainable. Well, yes, there was one perfectly good rationalization..." March 14

  • Flames' Miikka Kiprusoff a man of few words, many saves

    Los Angeles Times "Conversations between Darryl Sutter and Miikka Kiprusoff weren't long when Sutter coached the star goalie in Calgary. Sutter, who now coaches the Kings, is almost loquacious compared to the quiet Finn. But Sutter clearly enjoys talking about him and their run to the Stanley Cup Final in..." March 09

  • Kiprusoff, Comeau return to top form as Flames blast Sharks

    Calgary Herald "Everyone was aware that Wednesday marked the return of Miikka Kiprusoff. Who knew that it would also be the return of Blake Comeau, scorer of goals? The Calgary Flames’ hard-luck forward bagged the game-winner in a 4-1 decision over the San Jose Sharks in National Hockey League action at the..." March 07

  • Kiprusoff’s solid return serves notice the razor wire is back in Flames’ net

    Calgary Herald "He has, in truth, had busier nights. Given even a random sampling of those pitched assaults, the all-out seiges, Miikka Kiprusoff has had to weather over his years here, he might’ve, if only for an instant, wondered why he’d bothered to tug on his gear in the first place. A tidy 32-save..." March 07

  • Calgary Flames netminder Miikka Kiprusoff to make return against Sharks

    Calgary Sun "Sometimes a query shouldn't even be necessary. Bob Hartley waited for it anyway. In fact, the Calgary Flames head coach pretty much demanded it. As he started for his post-morning skate media scrum, Hartley paused, knowing full well the topic on everybody's mind. After all, No. 1 goalie..." March 06

  • Kiprusoff's return to Flames' net on Wednesday is a distinct possibility

    Calgary Herald "Jeepers, after missing four weeks, at a position as exacting as netminding, is there any concern that Miikka Kiprusoff might — “None at all,” interjected Curtis Glencross, not interested in hearing the rest of the question. “Kipper’s a world-class goalie. Everyone knows it. He’s one of them..." March 06

  • Kiprusoff could return to Flames’ crease as early as Wednesday

    Calgary Herald "Bob Hartley was coy about Miikka Kiprusoff’s potential availability for Wednesday’s match against the San Jose Sharks. “I don’t know,” the coach chirped at reporters. “Buy a lottery ticket.” Hartley can afford to horse around because the news is generally good — the Calgary Flames’ meal..." March 05

  • Flames' O'Reilly faux pas may lead to moving Iginla, Kiprusoff

    Calgary Herald "Ryan O'Reilly was the third-line centre for the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, and his coach said he was average, and the most embarrassing thing to happen in his immediate vicinity was a loss in overtime to the Columbus Blue Jackets. That wasn't good, mind you, but it happens, now and then. The..." March 04

  • Flames star goalie Miikka Kiprusoff feels he's on verge of return

    Calgary Sun "As long as Miikka Kiprusoff has been the standout goalie for the Calgary Flames, there have been a few regular topics of conversation. One has been the seemingly never-ending search for a competent backup to reduce the workload placed on the star netminder. The other has been ensuring..." March 03

  • Kipper inches closer

    Calgary Sun "Miikka Kiprusoff didn’t make the trip to Minnesota. But the veteran Calgary Flames goaltender did take a step forward in his recovery from an MCL sprain. Kiprusoff was on the ice with a handful of teammates for part of Monday’s optional skate. And Flames head coach Bob Hartley liked what..." February 26

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    Calgary Flames @

    Miikka Kiprusoff has a slight grade two MCL sprain. He is projected to be out for another two weeks

  • Kiprusoff out, Flames sign Taylor

    NHL.com "Goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, the Calgary Flames announced Wednesday. Kiprusoff left Calgary's game Tuesday night after making 19 saves on 20 shots in a 4-1 victory against the Detroit Red Wings. Backup goaltender Leland Irving replaced Kiprusoff for the..." February 06

  • Flames ponder life without Kipper

    Calgary Sun "Ever wonder what life would be like without Miikka Kiprusoff giving the Calgary Flames at least a fighting chance almost every night? Looks like Flames fans might just find out. An otherwise encouraging night for the Flames was marred two-thirds through when Kiprusoff did not start the..." February 06

  • Kipper will bounce back, coach says

    Calgary Herald "Go ahead, check NHL.com and look for Miikka Kiprusoff's stats. You'll have to dig deep, though, right to the very end of the listed goalies because that's where he's sitting. OK, so they are only five games into this salvaged 2013 NHL season and the team is 1-3-1. But with a 3.76 goals..." February 03

  • Flames can't fathom life without Kiprusoff

    Calgary Herald "There are many people — in and out of the Calgary Flames' locker-room — who simply cannot imagine life without No. 34. "I don't see why you wouldn't want to have Kipper here," said defenceman Cory Sarich, referring to one of the hot topics surrounding the team following its third straight..." April 10

  • Flames' Kip the chip

    Calgary Sun "Despite a 70-game season — yet again — and all the wear and tear which came with it, Miikka Kiprusoff insists he feels healthy as a horse right now. Make that healthy as a workhorse. Oh sure, there have been days when the 35-year-old Calgary Flames netminder has felt the aches which come..." April 07

  • Kipper nominated for Bill Masterton Trophy

    Calgary Herald "More than anything, it was routine. Minnesota Wild forwards Stephane Veilleux and Warren Peters hooked up for a mild shot Thursday. The sequence, duly snuffed out by Miikka Kiprusoff, was barely noteworthy, even if the resulting save did stand as the Calgary Flames star's 13,000th since the..." March 24

  • Kiprusoff continues to wow Flames teammates

    Calgary Herald "Most likely, it was merely a trick of the light. A refracted reflection from the jumble of TV cameras insidiously crowding in on the first stall to your immediate right upon entering the Calgary Flames' inner compound. Nothing more than a brief hallucination, perhaps, or one of those crazy,..." February 21

  • Kipper earns silver stick, but he's worth his weight in gold

    Calgary Herald "In honour of his becoming the 27th goaltender in history to notch 300 career wins the other night in San Jose, Miikka Kiprusoff, looking customarily uncomfortable in such grip-'n-grin circumstances, was presented with the customary commemorative stick in an on-ice pre-game ceremony It was made..." February 12

  • Can't rely on Kiprusoff forever

    Calgary Sun "Leland Irving's next action with the Calgary Flames is first and foremost about the club's quest to make the NHL playoffs. The Flames have to expect to win games, even when they have a backup goalie between the pipes and not standout Miikka Kiprusoff. However, the next time Irving, the 2006..." February 08

  • Magical Miikka closes in on NHL career win No. 300

    Calgary Herald "It is, says Alex Tanguay, no different than having a nightly front-row seat at a wonderful show; a long-running crowd-pleaser that has, against all odds, somehow never lost the sense of freshness that made it so special as far back as opening night. "Mentally, look at his demeanour,'' marvelled..." February 06

  • Just call Calgary's saviour meal-ticket Miikka

    Calgary Herald "No Peter Pan's Magic Flight. Or the spinning tea cups. Or, gawd forbid, the Magic Tiki Room or It's A Small World. Sorry, but they're all far too tame, infinitely too lame, for someone as accustomed to the heart-stopping, the goosebump-inducing, as Miikka Kiprusoff. A Pavel Datsyuk breakaway..." January 31

  • CALGARY 2, KINGS 1 (SO): Kiprusoff gets best of Quick in goalie duel

    L.A. Daily News "A contest between two brothers behind the bench had its storyline stolen by the two men between the pipes Thursday at Staples Center, as the Calgary Flames beat the Kings 2-1 in a shootout. Jonathan Quick stopped 24 of 25 shots only to fall to Miikka Kiprusoff, who turned aside 31 of 32. Former..." January 20

  • Flames double Devils thanks to dandy dose of Kipper

    Calgary Herald "The theme, it seemed, was going to be goalies. No matter what. Yes, the Calgary Flames chased Martin Brodeur, a surefire Hall of Famer, in the first period. Yes, the Flames also burned his replacement, Johan Hedberg. Yet despite all that easy gravy, it was the locals' own man, Miikka..." January 11

  • Flames' offence fails Kiprusoff in Nashville defeat

    Calgary Herald "Brent Sutter, on the visitors' bench, was leaning over to address one of his lines. When the Calgary Flames coach stood back up, he couldn't believe what he saw on the ice. For the neutral-zone draw, defenceman Scott Hannan had cozied up to the left-wing position and forward Brendan Morrison..." December 14

  • Kipper still holds net value

    Calgary Sun "You won't find Miikka Kiprusoff on the NHL's top-10 list for goals-against average. Nor is the Calgary Flames netminder in such select company for save percentage or shutouts. He is among the leaders in wins but part of a big logjam of those with seven. It doesn't matter to the Flames. Not..." November 14

  • Kipper's heroics saved Flames

    Calgary Herald "Goalie coach Clint Malarchuk, new to the drill hereabouts, sidled over a loitering media munchkin to belatedly pump the tires for his guy. "Pretty high standards for the goalies in this town, huh?'' he quasi-joked. "Maybe a bit spoiled, do you think?" A puzzled tilt of the head."I mean,..." October 20

  • Credit Flames win to Kiprusoff

    Calgary Sun "Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Tanguay did the scoring, but credit Miikka Kiprusoff for that victory. A concerning lack of discipline was only negated by the Calgary Flames goaltender's strong performance while his team was shorthanded, allowing them to come back from a 1-0 deficit with a pair of..." October 19

  • Kiprusoff sets franchise record as Flames' winningest goaltender

    Calgary Herald "In his native Finland, Miikka Kiprusoff is a reclusive sort shrouded in secrecy. "They probably think of him as a myth," says countryman Niklas Hagman. "He doesn't give too many interviews back home." They'll be calling for interviews today after Kiprusoff eclipsed Mike Vernon Thursday for..." October 14

  • Flames' Kiprusoff rollin' with it

    Calgary Sun "Yes, Game 2 is officially the earliest Miikka Kiprusoff has been on the bench serving as backup since he became a Calgary Flame. It's not the earliest by as big of a margin as you'd think. Oh sure, the belief about Kiprusoff is he starts every game until we all begin to wear poppies in..." October 13

  • Kiprusoff copes with Banff misadventures

    Calgary Sun "Miikka Kiprusoff experienced the great outdoors during the Calgary Flames sojourn to Banff. As harrowing as it was at times, he wants to go back. On Monday, the Flames goaltender had his ear clipped by Brendan Morrisons hook while they were out fly fishing. On Tuesday, a Raitis Ivanans..." October 06

  • Stats show Kipper top goalie in team history

    Calgary Sun "There aren't many who would argue against the idea Miikka Kiprusoff is the greatest goalie ever to slide a Calgary Flames jersey over his upper-body armour. But in case you're one of those people who need statistics to sway your opinion, these final two games of the NHL regular-season provide..." April 05

  • All eyes on Flames' Kiprusoff

    Calgary Sun "Apparently not anxious to chat with the media, Miikka Kiprusoff told team officials he'd be busy stretching and then snuck out a side door after Tuesday's skate at the Westside Recreation Centre. The Calgary Flames can't afford for their acrobatic netminder to make another hasty exit during..." March 30