The Flames recalled Michael Ferland from Adirondack (AHL) on Thursday.
Ferland, 22, is expected to make his NHL debut on Friday. He skated on the top-line with Markus Granlund and Jiri Hudler this morning, so it looks like he will see a lot of ice-time in his debut. He has four goals and five assists in nine games with Adirondack this season. He is a big power-forward with speed and goal scoring ability.
Glencross (illness) is expected to play on Friday.
Glencross missed Thursday's practice because he was sick, but he is expected to be in the lineup tomorrow. Monitor his status during the morning skate to be sure, but if for some reason he is unable to play, expect Josh Jooris to get the call.
The Flames have recalled Markus Granlund from Adirondack (AHL).
Granlund, 21, has three goals and two assists in eight games with Adirondack this season. He played seven games with the Flames last season, recording two goals and one assist. The 2011 second round pick (45th overall) will likely centre the Flames third line on Thursday.
Stajan suffered the knee injury in a knee-on-knee collision with Jared Tinordi on Tuesday. There is no news on the nature of the injury, but it will keep him out for at least one month, potential longer. The original reports were that he might have suffered ligament damage, but that timeline does not suggest such an injury.
Hiller will start on Friday; breaking the Flames goalie rotation.
Hiller stopped 18 of 19 shots in the Flames 2-1 loss to the Montreal on Tuesday. Having allowed just three goals on 120 shots (.975 SV%) in his last four starts, the Flames have decided to break up their goalie rotation and give Hiller two starts in a row for the first time this season. He has been excellent through six outings and draws a good matchup vs. a Predators team they beat 3-2 on October 14th with Karri Ramo between the pipes.
Early reports are that Stajan likely suffered ligament damage, which would sideline him for a lengthy period of time. With that news, it is not surprising that he was not on the ice this morning. While a severe knee injury is not confirmed, that is what it sounds like at this time.
Colborne left Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Colbrone retired to the dressing room after playing just 8:09. He is tied for eighth in the NHL with eight assists in the first 11 games of the season, but his hot-start could come to a halt if this upper-body injury is serious.
Raymond is listed as week-to-week with a shoulder injury.
Raymond, who was placed on IR this afternoon to make room for David Jones will likely miss at least one week. Week-to-week injury tags are extremely vague, so look for him to miss one week and be re-evaluated after that.
Hiller stopped all 16 shots that he faced in the Flames 5-0 win over the Hurricanes on Thursday. It was a nice easy night for the Swiss netminder who improved to 3-1-0 with a 1.78 GAA and .948 SV% on the season. He has been excellent and draws an OK matchup tonight against a Habs team coming off of a loss to the Oilers last night.