Menu

Hockey

Karlsson gets 2-year deal from Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - The Calgary Flames have re-signed goalie Henrik Karlsson to a two-year, $1.725 million deal.

Karlsson played 17 games in 2010-11 as Miikka Kiprusoff's backup in Calgary, with a 4-5-6 record with a 2.58 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage.

"Last season he demonstrated that he is more than capable as a dependable backup goalie to Kipper who can win games for us when needed and get us valuable points in the standings," Flames general manager Jay Feaster said in a statement.

A native of Tumba, Sweden, Karlsson was originally acquired by the Flames from San Jose at the 2010 draft for a sixth-round pick.