After suffering a lower-body injury last night against the Anaheim Ducks, Chad Johnson has returned to Calgary for further evaluation.
In lieu of the injury, the Flames recalled Jon Gillies from the Stockton heat on emergency basis.
In his second full season with the Heat, Gillies has posted a 2.95 GAA and a .909 SV%.
Gillies was a 2012 third round draft pick of the Flames and has yet to play a game in the NHL. That could change, however, with his recall as Sportsnet’s John Shannon suggested he could get the start Thursday against the LA Kings.
During last night’s game, Mark Giordano took out Anaheim Duck defender Cam Fowler in a knee-on-knee hit.
“He came through the middle with a lot of speed and I was honestly coming across trying to make a hit on him and I got to watch the game, but I think our legs collided. I don’t know how bad, I just hope he’s OK,” Giordano said after the game, a 3-1 Ducks win. “You don’t like to see guys get hurt. There was no intent to hurt him there. I was just trying to come across in a 2-1 game to try to stop him from getting to our net, trying to make a hit and the result was, I don’t know if our legs collided or not, I think they did and I hope it’s nothing too serious.” – Puck Daddy