Kipprusoff to remain in Calgary, retire after season


After imposing a no-trade clause on himself, it appears that the 36-year-old Finnish goaltender is off the market and will retire following the conclusion of this season. Kipprusoff is hesitant about moving due to the recent birth of his second child.

The Maple Leafs were granted permission to talk to Kipprusoff on Tuesday and had constant contact with his agent and Flames general manager Jay Feaster.

Kiprusoff is 6-10-2 this season with an .868 save percentage, while posting a 3.64 goals-against average.

He has one year remaining on his six-year deal he signed prior to the 2008-09 season. In 2006 he won the Vezina and William M. Jennings trophies and lead Calgary to the Stanley Cup Final in 2004 before losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a dramatic Game 7.

It is expected that Kiprusoff will return to Finland, his home country, raise his family while playing in the SM-liiga. The same league that Kiprusoff played in prior to being drafted in 1995 by the San Jose Sharks.

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