Calgary Flames re-sign backup goalie Henrik Karlsson to two-year deal

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.

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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.