CALGARY – Henrik Karlsson is sticking around with the Calgary Flames.
The club announced Monday it has re-signed the goalie to a two-year deal worth US$1.725 million.
Karlsson played 17 games in 2010-11 as Miikka Kiprusoff’s backup in Calgary, registering 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 release.
A native of Tumba, Sweden, Karlsson was originally acquired by the Flames from San Jose at the 2010 entry draft in exchange for Calgary’s sixth round pick.