According to TSN, Calgary Flames' goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff played in 70 games last season. Remarkably that was the least number of games Kiprusoff has played for the Flames since playing a complete season with them in the 2005-06 regular season.
Over the last seven years, Kiprusoff has played in 70, 71 and 73 games each once, and 74 and 76 games each twice. If you look in the Webster's Dictionary for the definition of workhorse, you just might see a picture of Kiprusoff.
Unless the veteran goaltender gets hurt, nothing will change in the abbreviated 2013 National Hockey League regular season. While making $5 million this season, he will be counted on for some big minutes as all 15 teams in the Western Conference will be sprinting toward the finish line.
Kiprusoff may not post the most fantastic numbers, but he should crack the top ten in terms of statistics. An interesting statistic is that he posted a .921 save percentage last year, the highest he has had in that category since registering a .923 in his Vezina Trophy winning season in 2006.