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Flames Trade Henrik Karlsson to Blackhawks

Calgary Flames goalie Henrik Karlsson has been traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for a seventh round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Henrik Karlsson Trade
For the second consecutive season, the Chicago Blackhawks made a trade with the Calgary Flames. This one may or may not have more of an impact than the first, when the Hawks acquired Brendan Morrison from the Flames.
(Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

After a poor 2011-2012 season from Karlsson, his job as backup goalie was given competition with young net minder, Leland Irving. Irving was called up for a part of the 2011-2012 season and preformed quite well for the flames. After Irving beat out Karlsson for the backup goalie position during training camp, they did not have much use for him.

Dawson Drolet

Dawson Drolet

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