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Sharks deal G Kiprusoff to Flames

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San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - The San Jose have traded goaltender to the Calgary in exchange for a conditional draft choice in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. The 27-year-old Kiprusoff has played in 47 games with San Jose over the past three seasons, posting a 14-21-3 record with a 2.84 goals against average. He was originally drafted by the as their fifth choice, 144th overall selection in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.

"Miikka provides us a goaltender in his 20's with NHL experience who has the opportunity to become a number one NHL goaltender," said general manager and head coach Darryl Sutter. "This is not designed to be a short term fix. Miikka and Jamie provide us a goaltending tandem that give us a chance to win every night while allowing to continue to develop in the American Hockey League."

Calgary is lacking a proven backup behind starting netminder , while is injured.

Sabourin has been assigned to Lowell of the American Hockey League and goalie has been assigned to Las Vegas of the East Coast Hockey League.

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