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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
And then there were 5: KalPa announces Koskinen to play in Finland
In addition to the three goalies at the NHL level, the Isles have had three goalies with Bridgeport as well. Anders Nilsson is off to a great start and we all saw what Kevin Poulin did last year at the NHL level.
Mikko Koskinen is the odd man out, at least for now. KalPa announced today that he would play in Finland for the remainder of the season. (Thanks to Mike Fornabaio for the heads-up.) I haven't seen anything yet from the Isles with their part of the story.
If your Finnish is better than mine: http://www.kalpa-hockey.fi/2011-2012_uutinen/mikko-koskinen-on-kalpan-uusi-korkean-profiilin-ma has the story. Google translate puts that into something resembling English.
The most recognizable name on KalPa's roster is Sami Kapanen, who played 12 NHL seasons -- primarily for Carolina and Philadelphia.
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