Miikka Kiprusoff is one of the most durable goalies in the NHL. Now, the Calgary Flames aren't sure when they'll get him back.
Kiprusoff, who has played in more than 70 games each of the past seven seasons, had to leave a 4-1 win over the host Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night after two periods because of a lower-body injury.
"He's going to be re-evaluated (Wednesday). I can't tell you any more," Flames coach Bob Hartley said.
Kiprusoff made 19 saves and backup Leland Irving stopped all six shots he faced in the third period.
Jarome Iginla, who scored his first goal of the season, talked about what Kiprusoff means to Calgary.
"You take for granted how good he is and how consistent he is," the Flames captain said. "He's a big part of our team."
Dennis Wideman had a goal and an assist, and Curtis Glencross and Mark Giordano also scored for Calgary. Mike Cammalleri had two assists.
"We kind of carried over from our last game (a 3-2 shootout loss to Chicago on Saturday) and did some of the same things," Iginla said. "Our power play was good tonight and our penalty kill was good."
Hartley was happy with the effort. "We talked about how we've done so many good
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