Flames Trade Karlsson To Blackhawks.

The Calgary Flames have announced the trade of goaltender Henrik Karlsson to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a seventh-round pick in 2013.

Karlsson dealt to Blackhawks.

Karlsson dealt to Blackhawks.

SPECTOR’S NOTE:  The Flames had to decide between Leland Irving and Karlsson as their backup and couldn’t carry both, having recently assigned the latter to the minors. Moving him for a draft pick also sheds his one-way, $862.5K cap hit for this season. The Blackhawks already have Corey Crawford and Ray Emery as their tandem, meaning Karlsson is likely headed to the ‘Hawks farm team.

2 Comments

  1. Wasn’t he just on waivers? I don’t think Chicago was happy with Emery’s play against Phoenix.

  2. $50,000 > 7th round pick?