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Miikka Kiprusoff injury: Flames goalie expected to miss 2 more weeks

The Calgary Flames announced on Tuesday afternoon that Miikka Kiprusoff is expected to miss two more weeks due to a grade two MCL sprain.

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Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff will be forced to miss at least two more weeks due to injury.

On Tuesday afternoon, general manager Jay Feaster announced that the 36-year-old goaltender had been diagnosed with a grade two MCL sprain, which is expected to keep him out for approximately 14 days.

The injury was originally sustained during the team's 4-1 victory against the Detroit Red Wings last Tuesday. Kiprusoff experienced some discomfort and the team decided during the second intermission that the goaltender should leave the game.

Kiprusoff stated via an announcement on the team's website that he did not expect to miss much time while recovering. If Tuesday's projection is accurate, he will miss about three weeks worth of time.

Leland Irving has started in all three games since the injury. On Monday, the team claimed goaltender Joey MacDonald off waivers via Detroit.

While some believe this claim marks the end of Leland's tenure in Calgary, Feaster stated on Tuesday that the backup job has yet to be determined and that the two goaltenders will have an opportunity to win the position.