Could the Flames make a trade for a goalie?

Ever wonder what life would be like without Miikka Kiprusoff giving the Calgary Flames at least a fighting chance almost every night?

Looks like Flames fans might just find out.

An otherwise encouraging night for the Flames was marred two-thirds through when Kiprusoff did not start the third period of a 4-1 win in Detroit due to a lower-body injury.

While tests were being run on him last night, the development sparked an intensified search for another Flames netminder.

Following the trade of Henrik Karlsson, the Flames have spent the last few weeks beating the bushes for an NHL-calibre goalie to back up Kiprusoff.

If a significant move needs to be made — and the Flames still have room for three more contracts — perhaps the most obvious trade partner is the Ottawa Senators, where big Ben Bishop is a distant third on the depth chart behind Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner.

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