Blue Jackets Sign Joonas Korpisalo to a One-Year Contract

By Coby Maeir on May 20, 2022 at 12:48 pm
Joonas Korpisalo
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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. 

"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. 

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