The Blue Jackets have signed their backup goaltender.
Joonas Korpisalo and the team have agreed to a one-year contract extension for the 2022-23 season with a cap hit of $1.3MM.
The Blue Jackets have signed G Joonas Korpisalo to a one-year extension worth $1.3 million. Big show of faith in 28-year-old coming off a rough season (7-11-0, 4.15, .877) and major hip surgery in April.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) May 20, 2022
Korpisalo was set to become a UFA for the first time this summer.#CBJ
"Joonas has been a consummate pro during his Blue Jackets career and just two years ago was coming off a season in which he was selected to play in the All-Star Game and had a record-setting performance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs," Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said in a press release. "His 2021-22 season was derailed by injury, but we fully believe he will return to form, and are happy that he will continue to be a part of our team.”
The Finland native will be looking to return to the form he played with in 2019-20, where he was an All-Star and posted a .911SV%.
Korpisalo played in just 22 games in the 2021-22 season, posting a career-low .877SV%. He is currently rehabbing from season-ending hip surgery but he said he expects to be ready for the beginning of training camp.