Kiprusoff making progress
CALGARY, AB -- On Sunday morning, Calgary Flames netminder Miikka Kiprusoff hit the ice at the Scotiabank Saddledome for his first full solo skate since suffering a lower body injury on Feb. 5 in Detroit.
"The medical staff ... were pretty pleased with what they saw from Miikka's condition," head coach Bob Hartley said. "He will not be skating with the team though."
Kiprusoff will be reevaluated by the organization's medical staff on Monday to see how he has progressed before the team makes any further decisions on his practice regimen.
"Is there pain? Is he good? If he's still good, we're going to keep getting him on the ice and eventually you'll see him with the team.
"We're very happy with Miikka's progress."
Earlier this month, the goaltender went for a short skate to test out how the injury was fairing but experienced pain.
"We pulled him out right away. After this, they had the MRI and they said that it was a little worse than what we first thought."
It is unlikely that the netminder will accompany the team on their two-game road trip this week.