Henrik Karlsson G CHI 11 Months
Chicago has called up Henrik Karlsson.
Karlsson has a 2.86 GAA and .898 save percentage in 18 games with AHL Rockford this season. Carter Hutton might start on Saturday so that Corey Crawford can get a game off. If that happens then there's a chance that Karlsson will serve as the backup so that Crawford can take the day off entirely.
Henrik Karlsson G CHI Jan 22 '13
One reason Henrik Karlsson was dealt to Chicago was to open up a roster spot.
The NHL allows each team to have only 50 players under contract and while the Flames were at 49 before the trade, they figure on signing American World Junior Championship star Johnny Gaudreau to a deal after the college hockey season ends. Karlsson also lost his backup spot to Leland Irving which was the real reason.
Henrik Karlsson G CHI Jan 21 '13
The Calgary Flames have traded Henrik Karlsson to Chicago for a seventh round pick in the 2013 Draft.
Karlsson lost his job as the backup to Miikka Kiprusoff in Calgary as Leland Irving will now have the honors. The Blackhawks sent Karlsson to the AHL Rockford IceHogs where he will provide insurance to Corey Crawford and Ray Emery. The draft pick was originally the Ottawa Senators which the Blackhawks acquired in an earlier deal.
Henrik Karlsson G CHI Apr 07 '12
Henrik Karlsson stopped 23 of 25 shots to pick up his first victory of the season as the Flames defeated Anaheim 5-2.
It was the seventh start of season for Karlsson and he finally picked up the victory. He had a tough start to the season when he injured his MCL on December 4 as Leland Irving took over his role as the backup to Miikka Kiprusoff.