The Calgary Flames hit the practice ice today as they prepare for Saturday’s Battle of Alberta against the Edmonton Oilers. One big question mark was who would start in net for the locals after Mike Smith’s performance against Montreal on Thursday evening.
The Flames look like they’ll be rolling with roughly the same lineup they had against the Sharks, as updates from practice indicate Dillon Dube will be out one more game, while Mike Smith retains the net as the team’s starter.
The Calgary Flames returned to the practice ice on Tuesday morning after a day off on Monday. A welcome sight was rookie Dillon Dube, who was a full participant in practice.
The Calgary Flames have made a roster move. They’ve reassigned forward Anthony Peluso to the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat.
In the second period of the Calgary Flames’ game with the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night, one of their players hit a big career milestone. Sean Monahan’s goal to put the Flames on the board represented his 300th career National Hockey League point.
Calgary Flames netminder David Rittich earned his first career shutout in Saturday night’s victory over the Los Angeles Kings. But his performance hasn’t changed the plans for Mike Smith to play Sunday night’s game against the San Jose Sharks.
The Stockton Heat will be without arguably their best player for the next week. The club announced on Saturday afternoon that Andrew Mangiapane is temporarily sidelined with a lower body injury.
With Dillon Dube heading to the injured reserve, the Calgary Flames were without a healthy extra forward. To fill that void, they have recalled winger Anthony Peluso from the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat.
In advance of their first game in California, the Calgary Flames have made a move to give themselves a bit of roster flexibility. The club has placed forward Dillon Dube on the injured reserve according to the NHL’s media portal.
As the Flames embark on a set of divisional road games through the state of California, Bill Peters has once again opted to introduce new-look lines.
The Calgary Flames are currently on a four-game winning streak. They’ve gotten some recognition for their recent performance, as alternate captain Sean Monahan has been named the NHL’s first star of the past week.
The regular 10 a.m. waivers rolled in Sunday with a major surprise from the Flames: the team placed Stockton Heat winger Yasin Ehliz on unconditional waivers, likely for termination of contract.