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Korpisalo signs one-year contract with Blue Jackets

Goalie was 10-7-3 with Columbus last season @NHLdotcom

Joonas Korpisalo signed a one-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday.

Financial terms were not released.

The 25-year-old goalie, who was a restricted free agent, was 10-7-3 with a 2.95 goals-against average and .897 save percentage in 27 games (21 starts) with the Blue Jackets last season. He did not play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"The 2019-20 season will provide Joonas Korpisalo with a great opportunity to prove himself in the National Hockey League and I am confident that he is ready for that challenge," Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. "He has played sparingly over the past three seasons and that can be difficult, especially for a young goaltender, but he has all the tools - size, quickness, athleticism and a passion to win - that it takes to be a very successful goaltender in this league."

Selected by Columbus in the third round (No. 62) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Korpisalo is 41-31-9 with a 2.89 GAA, .907 save percentage and one shutout in 90 games (81 starts).

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