The Calgary Flames
will be without backup goaltender Henrik Karlsson
for 6-8 weeks due to a high-grade tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
Karlsson suffered the injury during Sunday's game against Vancouver when teammate Tom Kostopoulos
fell into him. Karlsson went down clutching his knee and was removed from the game.
Karlsson has played just six games Miikka Kiprusoff
's backup, going 0-4-1 with a 3.48 goals-against average and .895 save percentage.
The Flames have recalled goalie Leland Irving
from AHL Abbotsford to serve as Kiprusoff's backup.
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