Some rapid-fire news and notes for your Monday afternoon!
- Flames captain Mark Giordano had been named the NHL’s First Star for the month of November. The blueliner had 4 goals and 12 assists in 13 games (the Flames went 9-4-0).
- Flames goalie Karri Ramo has been named the NHL’s Third Star of the week after winning three consecutive starts and having two consecutive shut-outs.
- Ramo will be starting against Arizona tomorrow night.
- Matt Stajan returned to practice. He’s working on getting back into game shape, in a similar manner as Michael Ferland did once he was medically cleared. Mason Raymond is reportedly close to joining the main group, as well.
- Morgan Klimchuk was invited to Canada’s World Junior camp later this month. Fellow Flames prospect Rushan Rafikov has been invited to Russia’s camp.
- Jon Gillies got a shut-out on Saturday against Boston College. Mark Jankowski had the assist on the only goal of the game as Providence College beat the Eagles 1-0. Gillies was named Hockey East’s Defensive Player of the Week for his back-to-back shut-outs, as he also blanked Army on Tuesday.