Joonas Korpisalo remains in Columbus

Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo will not try his luck in the unrestricted free agent market this summer, as he signed a one-year contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.

Joonas Korpisalo remains in Columbus

Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo will not try his luck in the unrestricted free agent market this summer, as he signed a one-year contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.

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The 28-year-old Finn will get $1.3 million next year, according to The Athletic.

Korpisalo saw his most recent campaign end prematurely, as a hip injury forced him to miss the last 17 games. He went 7-11-0 with a 4.15 goals-against average and .877 save percentage as the Jackets were unable to advance to the playoffs.

“Joonas has been a consummate professional throughout his career with us. Only two years ago, he was invited to the all-star game and delivered an exceptional performance in the playoffs. His 2021-2022 season has been impacted by injury, but we strongly believe he will return to form and we are happy that he continues to be a part of our team,” general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said in a statement. communicated.

The third-round pick, 62nd overall, in the 2012 draft made his National League debut in 2015-16.


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