The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed the pending unrestricted free agent goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to a one-year contract extension for the 2022-23 season.
The deal is worth $1.3 million, according to The Athletic’s Aaron Portzline.
“Joonas has been a consummate pro during his career with the Blue Jackets and just two years ago he was coming off a season in which he was selected to play in the All-Star Game and achieved a record performance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs,” general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said in a press release. “His 2021-22 season has been derailed by injury, but we are confident he will return to form and we are happy that he will continue to be part of our team.”
The 28-year-old went 7-11 with a 4.15 goals-against average and .877 save percentage in 22 games last season with the Jackets, his seventh NHL season with the organization.
The Blue Jackets selected Korpisalo, a native of Finland, in the third round of the 20212 NHL Entry Draft.
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