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Kiprusoff expected to be back for Flames

Saturday, 10.22.2011 / 1:19 PM

By Aaron Vickers - NHL.com Correspondent / At the Rink blog

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Kiprusoff expected to be back for Flames
Miikka Kiprusoff is expected to return to the crease as the Calgary Flames take on the Nashville Predators in a Saturday matinee.

Kiprusoff, who the Flames are hoping to give a lighter workload to this season, watched his club gave up a goal with 1.4 seconds left in overtime to fall 3-2 to the New York Rangers on Thursday.

The Predators, meanwhile, will have the services of defenseman Shea Weber against Calgary. Weber was fined $2,500, but not suspended, by NHL Vice-president of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan for an illegal hit on Jannik Hansen of the Vancouver Canucks.

Here are the projected lineups:

Calgary Flames

Alex TanguayDavid MossJarome Iginla
Curtis GlencrossOlli JokinenLee Stempniak
Niklas HagmanBrendan MorrisonRene Bourque
Tom KostopoulosMatt StajanTim Jackman

Jay BouwmeesterChris Butler
Mark GiordanoScott Hannan
Cory SarichDerek Smith

Miikka Kiprusoff
Henrik Karlsson

Nashville Predators

Colin WilsonDavid LegwandMatt Halischuk
Sergei KostitsynNick SpalingCraig Smith
Jordin TootooJerred SmithsonBrian McGrattan
Patric HornqvistBlake GeoffrionNiclas Bergfors

Ryan SuterShea Weber
Jonathon BlumKevin Klein
Jack HillenTeemu Laakso

Pekka Rinne
Anders Lindback
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres