Jeff Deslauriers leaves Dinamo Riga, could sign with Calgary Flames

Goaltender Jeff Deslauriers, a former 31st overall pick by the Edmonton Oilers in 2002, came to a mutual agreement with Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League to terminate his contract.

The 30-year-old netminder posted a .903 save percentage and 2.66 goals against average in 13 games with Dinamo Riga. The 6’4”, 203lb goaltender has played for several teams in the American Hockey League including the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Norfolk Admirals, Syracuse Crunch and Oklahoma Barons since 2010-2011. Deslauriers expressed desire to return to North America to conclude his hockey season and Dinamo mutually agreed to break the contract. According to Twitter account @flames_news, the Calgary Flames are likely in talks to sign Deslauriers to a contract. Deslauriers has spent significant time in Alberta in the Edmonton system so Calgary might be a familiar fit for him.

Despite speculation, Dean Molberg feels the offer has been pulled.

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