Leland Irving is the odd man out in the log-jam that is the Calgary Flames’ goaltending depth.

According to Jokerit.com Irving will try out for the Finnish squad Jokerit Helsinki of the SM-liiga.

Irving the Flames’ No. 1 pick in the 2006 NHL entry draft (26th overall) played in only six games for the pro club last season logging a 3.33 goals against average and a .833 save percentage posting a 2-1-1 record along the way.

A Google translation of Tuesday’s Jokerit report indicated the Barrhead Alta. puck-stopper will fly to Helsinki in the coming days to begin the “month-long probation.”

Speaking to XM105FM a Whitecourt-based radio station Irving didn’t rule out a return to the NHL.

“Some people will say once you go over to Europe that’s kind of it” Irving told the station. “I feel it’s a little different for goalies — they take a little longer to develop. You go over there (Europe) have a good season or two you never know what will happen.”

The Flames have locked up goaltenders Karri Ramo and Joey MacDonald while Miikka Kiprusoff’s retirement status for next season remains unclear.