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Projected Lines: CGY @ SJ




Projected Lines

Calgary Flames @ San Jose Sharks

SAP Center

San Jose, California

The Flames kicked off a back-to-back in San Jose with a big win on Sunday night. Afterwards, they team had a full practice yesterday and an optional morning skate today.

The biggest roster news of the day is the long-awaited return of Chris Tanev from injured reserve.

Per the Flames Twitter account:

Tanev has missed four games since suffering a head injury against Montreal on December 12th. It’s also his birthday today, so it’s double nice! Center Radim Zohorna has been returned to the AHL Calgary Wranglers to make room for Tanev’s return. There’s no word on where he’ll swap back in on the d-core but we’ll know that at tonight’s warm-ups.

There was another blue line move today, with Dennis Gilbert being placed on Injured Reserve after suffering a possible orbital bone or facial injury in Sunday night’s fight. Nick DeSimone has been recalled in his stead.

Jacob Markstrom was in the starter’s net this morning. He posted 24 saves in Sunday’s win, and carries a 9-8-4 record overall. He also packs an improving 2.88 Goals Against Average and .893 Save Percentage. Markstrom has started four straight games and this would be number five.

Lineup Looks:


Barring any major changes when lineups are submitted, they are projected as follows with the exception of a change for Tanev coming in:

FORWARD 1: Dube-Lindholm-Toffoli

FORWARD 2: Huberdeau-Kadri-Mangiapane

FORWARD 3: Ruzicka-Backlund-Coleman

FORWARD 4: Lucic-Lewis-Ritchie

D1: Hanifin-Andersson

D2: Zadorov/Tanev-Weegar

D3: Mackey/Tanev-Stone/Tanev

GOALTENDERS: Markstrom (starter), Vladar (backup)

by MilhouseFirehouse