Calgary goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff apparently squelched rumors of a trade with the deadline apporaching Wednesday and decided to remain with the Flames, TSN reported.
The 36-year-old Kiprusoff has one year left on his contract with the Flames that includes a no-trade clause. The Toronto Maple Leafs reportedly were interested in acquiring the veteran netminder as a backup to James Reimer
TSN also reported that Kiprusoff is considering retirement at the end of the season and forgoing the final year of a six-year, $35 million contract that will be worth $1.5 million in 2013-14.
Kiprusoff has struggled at times this season. In 18 starts, he has posted a 6-10 record with a 3.64 goals-against average and a .868 save percentage -- well off his career 2.48 GAA and .912 save percentage.