5Dmitry Zavgorodniy
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Flames prospect update: alas poor Zavgorodniy, we hardly knew ye

The biggest news for Calgary Flames prospects is some sad news, as Russian sensation Dmitry Zavgorodniy will be out for eight-to-12 weeks due to an injury. It’s terrible news for the organization’s number seven prospect.

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Lucas Feuk- LW, Södertälje SK/AIK, Superelit/Allsvenskan

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Supetelit up to date 7 6 2 8 6* 7* 6* 23.43
Change from last week 1 0 1 1 -0.49
Allsvenskan up to date 12 1 0 1 0 1 0 2.6
Change from last week

Feuk has changed teams since the international break last week. He’s moved from Sodertalje, where he was in the last year of his contract, to AIK. The rationale on the AIK site was that he’s familiar with a lot of the coaches and players, which in theory should open up a path to full-time work in the pros.

He joins Dallas Stars pick Samuel Sjolund, selected five picks ahead of Feuk, with AIK’s U20 squad. Feuk’s new contract runs through 2021-22 season. But there’s a transfer agreement with Sweden in place, so if he’s ready to come over it won’t be an obstacle.

Glenn Gawdin- RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 15 4 10 14 5 10 4 37.20
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 2.65

Gawdin continues to have a productive second pro season. He had an assist on Friday but was held off the scoresheet on Saturday.

Justin Kirkland- LW/C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 13 2 11 13 5 8 5 39.85
Change from last week 2 1 2 3 1 1 1 +3.62

Kirkland had a game-winning goal on Saturday, plus added a couple points from last week via stat corrections. He’s always been a productive AHLer, but he’s on pace for his best offensive season as a pro.

Demetrious Koumontzis- LW, Arizona State University, NCAA (Independent)

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 10 3 4 7 3 4 1 20.7
Change from last week

Arizona State was off this weekend.

Carl-Johan Lerby- D, Malmo Redhawks, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 18 4 4 8 4 5 4 21.72
Change from last week 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 +3.39

Back from the international break, Lerby had a productive week. He’s playing on Malmo’s second pairing.

Linus Lindstrom- C/LW, Skelleftea AIK, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 18 4 1 5 2 5 2 13.58
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.69

Lindstrom had zero points in two games coming out of the break. He’s slid a bit in terms of his role, dropping into the fourth line center slot in his last game.

Ryan Lomberg- LW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 15 6 7 13 8 9 7 34.53
Change from last week 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 +0.81

Lomberg had a goal and an assist in Stockton’s Saturday victory. He continues to be a very useful piece for the Heat.

Mitchell Mattson- LW, Michigan State, NCAA (Big 10)

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Mattson played once. He didn’t get any points. He continues to face challenges getting into the lineup.

Andrew Nielsen- D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 14 0 2 2 1 1 1 5.69
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 +2.37

The week after being a healthy scratch, Nielsen doubled his season points production with a helper on Friday against Tucson.

Ilya Nikolayev- C, Loko, MHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 21 12 7 19 16 15 13 23.00
Change from last week 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 +0.12

In his first game back from the Four Nations Cup, Nikolayev scored a goal. He’s already surpassed his goal total from last season in half the time. He didn’t play on Saturday and it’s unclear if it’s due to injury or if he’s been re-assigned.

Joshua Nodler- C/RW, Michigan State

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 10 2 2 4 1 4 1 10.92
Change from last week 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 +4.12

Nodler had a pretty strong week, by freshman standards, for the Spartans. He doubled his college point total over the course of a single weekend.

Jakob Pelletier- LW, Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 20 12 24 36 19 28 16 41.92
Change from last week 3 1 2 3 1 3 1 -3.29

Pelletier continues his productive season. He had three points in three games. His NHLe pace crept down slightly, but that’s mostly a product of how good he’s been this season.

Emilio Pettersen- C/LW, Denver Pioneers, NCAA (NCHC)

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 2 8 10 5 6 4 30.0
Change from last week 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 -2.4

Pettersen had a goal in two games. He continues to putter along as a productive top line player for Denver.

Matthew Phillips- RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 15 5 10 15 8 13 8 39.81
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -6.17

Phillips got an assist on Saturday, but had one taken away from last week’s game. His impressive five point game became a merely good four point game instead.

Luke Philp- C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 13 3 1 4 1 2 1 12.26
Change from last week 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 +5.01

Philp had a power play goal on Saturday, plus a stat correction assist from the prior week.

Martin Pospisil- C/LW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week

Pospisil remains out day to day with an upper body injury.

Milos Roman- C, Vancouver Giants, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 22 10 6 16 8 13 8 18.01
Change from last week 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 +0.68

Roman played twice. He had two goals in Vancouver’s win over Prince George.

Adam Ruzicka- C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 14 1 3 4 3 1 1 11.39
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.89

Ruzicka returned from his short-term injury and played both weekend games, failing to hit the scoresheet.

Filip Sveningsson- LW, IK Oskarshamn, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 1 1 2 2 2 2 6.98
Change from last week

Sveningsson didn’t play any games this week due to an unspecified injury.

Eetu Tuulola- RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 13 4 2 6 4 5 3 18.39
Change from last week

Tuulola was out of action with a lower body injury. He’s week to week.

Rinat Valiev- D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 15 0 3 3 2 1 1 7.97
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.23

Valiev played twice and had zero points.

Alexander Yelesin- D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 15 1 1 2 1 2 1 5.31
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.82

Yelesin had a quiet week, playing twice and registering zero points.

Dmitri Zavgorodniy- C/RW, Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 23 16 27 43 23 30 18 43.54
Change from last week 3 3 3 6 3 5 3 +0.46

Another week, another bushel of points for the Flames’ Russian sniper. Zavgorodniy had two three point games and then a quieter night to close out the weekend. Why was his last game quieter? Well, he suffered a pretty gnarly injury:

An eight-to-12 week recovery time would see Zavgorodniy return sometime between the middle of January and the middle of February. He’ll be back in time for the QMJHL’s playoffs, but he’s definitely out for the World Juniors (and he was a lock for that tournament).

Jon Gillies- G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 7 419.03 0.898
Change from last week 1 60.00 -0.013

The more Gillies plays, the more his save percentage continues to crash back down to earth.

Tyler Parsons- G, Kansas City Mavericks/Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date
Change from last week

Parsons has finally been medically cleared to play. He was assigned to Kansas City on Sunday and should get his first game action next week.

Nick Schneider- G, Kansas City Mavericks/Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
AHL Up to date 1 60 0.937
Change from last week
ECHL Up to date 11 661 0.898
Change from last week 2 136 +0.005

Schneider continues to be just fine in AA hockey. He’ll probably gets fewer reps from here on out, though, with Parsons arriving in Kansas City.

Dustin Wolf- G, Everett Silvertips, WHL

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 15 875 0.939
Change from last week 1 60 +0.003

Wolf played once and made 22 saves in a shutout. He’s statistically the top goalie in WHL in save percentage and shutouts, while sitting one off the lead in wins. He’s a very good goaltender at the junior level.

Artyom Zagidulin- G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 9 449.56 0.882
Change from last week 1 60.00 +0.08

Zagidulin started and won on Saturday against San Jose. His underlying numbers are not spectacular, but he’s been good enough to pick up victories in six of his nine appearances.