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    Flames put Kiprusoff, Backlund on IR

    4:40 PM, Feb 8, 2013   |    comments
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    Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - The Calgary Flames on Friday placed center Mikael Backlund and goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff on injured reserve.

    Kiprusoff departed Tuesday's game at Detroit with a lower-body injury after turning away 19-of-20 shots over two periods in a 4-1 win over the Red Wings. The move is retroactive to Feb. 5.

    The 36-year-old Kiprusoff is 2-3-2 with a 3.24 GAA in seven games this season.

    Backlund has three goals and one assist in eight games this season. He exited Thursday's 4-3 overtime win at Columbus with an undisclosed injury.

    Calgary also recalled center Ben Street from Abbotsford (AHL) and activated defenseman Anton Babchuk from IR.

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