Blue Jackets sign Korpisalo to 1-year extension

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The Columbus Blue Jackets signed goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Friday.

The deal is worth $1.3 million, The Athletic's Aaron Portzline reports.

Korpisalo was set to hit unrestricted free agency this summer. His previous deal carried a $2.8-million cap hit across two seasons.

The 28-year-old battled injuries this season and dropped behind Elvis Merzlikins on Columbus' depth chart. Korpisalo played in only 22 games, posting a 7-11-0 record with an .877 save percentage and 4.15 goals against average.

The Blue Jackets drafted Korpisalo in the third round of the 2012 draft. He has a .902 save percentage in 182 career appearances.

Blue Jackets sign Korpisalo to 1-year extension
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