Miikka Kiprusoff G CGY Feb 07 '79

Curtis Glencross thinks that Miikka Kiprusoff will retire.

"He's kind of said that he's pretty much done, I think," Glencross said. "Unless something changes over the summer here or the next couple of weeks, just talking to him, I don't think he'll be back." Other teammates such as Lee Stempniak and Joey MacDonald aren't as sure, but it may be that we have seen the last of Miikka Kiprusoff in the Calgary cage.

Miikka Kiprusoff G CGY Feb 02 '79

Miikka Kiprusoff made 28 stops in a 4-3 loss against Nashville on Tuesday.

He had won his previous two outings prior to Tuesday night's defeat. His retirement watch will begin after the Flames play their final game of the 2013 campaign on Friday.

Miikka Kiprusoff G CGY Feb 01 '79

Miikka Kiprusoff is expected to start in goal Tuesday night.

The Kiprusoff farewell tour continues as the Finnish netminder plays out what he says will be his final NHL season. Perhaps spurred by his retirement plans, Kipper has been excellent in his last two starts, allowing three total goals and winning both contests.

Miikka Kiprusoff G CGY Jan 29 '79

If Miikka Kiprusoff follows through on his plans to retire at the end of the season, Friday's victory over Anaheim will go down as his final appearance on home ice in Calgary.

Kiprusoff's career would end with a 197-89-4-33 record at the Saddledome and few of the outings will be as memorable as his last. He looked like vintage Kipper, stopping 32 of 33 shots to lift a poor Flames team over a vert strong Anaheim club. "It was an unbelievable feeling," Kiprusoff said of the crowd. "If you look at some other Canadian cities, it can be tough times for goalies. The crowd can be tough on them, but I've been lucky."

Miikka Kiprusoff G CGY Jan 29 '79

Mikka Kirprusoff was fantastic in Calgary's 3-1 victory over Anaheim Friday night, making 32 saves and shutting down one of the best offences in the league.

Kiprusoff's second straight win comes after six straight losses. The final year of his career has not been a memorable one as he continues to post career lows in nearly every statistic.

Miikka Kiprusoff G CGY Jan 28 '79

Miikka Kiprusoff reinforced his desire to wait until the end of the season to decide if he wants to extend his career.

Kiprusoff still has a season remaining on his contract, but because his contract was heavily front-loaded, his salary will drop to $1.5 million in 2013-14 if he decides to play. Kiprusoff had a solid start on Wednesday, but this has been a rough season for him overall. He has a horrible 3.53 GAA and .877 save percentage in 22 contests.

Miikka Kiprusoff G CGY Jan 27 '79

Retired goaltender Mike Vernon doesn't think Miikka Kiprusoff will retire this summer.

"I wouldn't be surprised if Kipper comes back for one more year," Vernon said. "He's still got it. I've come and watched a few games, and I love watching him. He's worth the admission. And the fans love it, too. They come to watch the Flames, but the focus is on Kiprusoff." Kiprusoff has struggled this season, but he did stop 36 of 38 shots to win what may have been his final home start of his career.

Miikka Kiprusoff G CGY Jan 27 '79

Wednesday's 3-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings might just be Miikka Kiprusoff the last great performance of his career if he ends up retiring after this season.

The Finnish netminder is now 7-13-2, a disaster by just about any measure (especially since his .877 save percentage and 3.53 GAA make him look just as bad).

Miikka Kiprusoff G CGY Jan 26 '79

Miikka Kiprusoff will be back in goal when Calgary hosts Detroit Wednesday night.

Joey MacDonald had started the team's previous three matches. The Flames have just one home game left after Wednesday's contest, so Kiprusoff could be playing in his final games at the Scotiabank Saddledome with the prospect of retirement in his mind.

Miikka Kiprusoff G CGY Jan 26 '79

Miikka Kiprusoff admitted that he might retire at the end of this season.

"Yeah, I've thought about it," Kiprusoff said. "Especially now when you guys bring it up. But . . . yeah. Like I say, there's a chance." Kiprusoff will start on Wednesday in what could be his last game in Calgary. His season has been disastrous and he's on a six-game losing streak, but if we are nearing the end of his career, perhaps he can finish it on a positive note.