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.