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Flames sign goalie Taylor after starter Kiprusoff suffers lower-body injury

Wednesday, 02.06.2013 / 1:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Flames sign goalie Taylor after starter Kiprusoff suffers lower-body injury

CALGARY - The Calgary Flames signed goaltender Danny Taylor to a one-year, two-way contract Wednesday, a day after regular starter Miikka Kiprusoff suffered a lower-body injury in a 4-1 win over Detroit.

Kiprusoff, who left Tuesday's game after the second period, is listed as day to day. Backup Leland Irving stopped all six shots he faced in the third period against the Red Wings.

Kiprusoff has played in more than 70 games in each of the past seven seasons for the Flames.

Taylor's deal is worth US$525,000. He has spent the last two seasons with the American Hockey League's Abbotsford Heat.

Taylor was second in the AHL this season with a .177 goals-against average and fourth overall with a .930 save percentage.

Taylor was originally selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the seventh round (No. 221 overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He was expected to join the Flames in Columbus on Wednesday evening.

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