Glencross (ankle) will return to the Flames lineup Wednesday.
Glencross has not played since December 21 because of a high-ankle sprain but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Ducks. Glencross will skate on the third like with T.J Galliardi and Brian McGrattan. He had 12 points (6G / 6A) in 21 games before getting injured.
Ortio stopped 20 of 23 shots in in a 3-2 loss to the Kings on Monday. Ortio has held the opposition to 2.24 goals per game in his first five starts, but that has only translated into two wins. He is a risky play on most nights, but playing him when he is starting vs. the Ducks is a down-right bad idea.
Wotherspoon (upper-body) will play Wednesday vs. Anaheim.
Wotherspoon left Monday's game with an upper-body injury and did not return, however he is on the ice this morning an will play vs. the Ducks tonight. He is a big-boy at 6-foot-2, 203 lbs. and has recorded one assist in his first three NHL games since being recalled last week.
Ramo had been skating be himself, before and after the Flames official skates, but today his has re-joined the team as they target a return for next week. Ramo has will sit out his 11th consecutive game tonight, but the Flames are optimistic that he will only miss three or four more contests.
The Flames have placed Markus Granlund (shoulder) on injured reserve.
Granlund lasted just 12 seconds in his seventh career NHL game before leaving Monday's game with a shoulder injury. The injury was believed to be significant and his placement on IR confirms that. He is out indefinitely with no timetable on his return.
Granlund left Monday's game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Granlund was injured on his first shift and only played 12 seconds before heading down the tunnel. Granlund could miss a lengthy period of time, a tough break for a player who was just in his seventh career NHL game.
Glencross was on the ice again on Monday as he continues to work his way back from a high-ankle sprain. Glencross has not played since December 21, but will return this week, however it is unknown whether it will be Wednesday, Friday or Saturday.
Ramo continues to work his way back from an MCL sprain that he suffered on February 1. He has yet to join the Flames for practice, but he was reportedly skating well this morning which is another positive step in his recovery.
Ortio stopped 12 of 14 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Canucks on Saturday. It was a quiet night for Ortio, but aside from a 100-foot blast by Brian McGrattan, the Flames couldn't beat Eddie Lack. His fourth straight start will come vs. a Kings team who have won seven in a row while outscoring the opposition 20-9.
No timetable for Stajan's (personal) return to the Flames lineup.
Stajan and his wife lost their newborn son who was born on March 3. He has missed the last four games and there is no word when he plans to return to the team. With the Flames way out of the playoff race and with the unimaginable grief that Stajan and his family must be dealing with, there is no reason for him to rush back to the lineup.
Ortio stopped 23 of 26 shots for his second straight win on Friday night. The W has earned him the call again tonight in the second game of a back-to-back set for the Flames. He has gone 2-1-0 with a 2.02 GAA and .926 SV% in his first three NHL starts. Tonight he gets the nod against a Canucks team who have seen better days.