Jones (upper-body) returns to the Flames lineup on Wednesday.
Jones has missed the last four games with an upper-body injury that he suffered on November 15th. Corban Knight is expected to be the one who is reassigned to the AHL to make room for Jones. Lance Bouma, who played on the top-line last night, is expected to move back and centre the fourth line, with Jones taking his spot with Sean Monahan and Curtis Glencross.
Ramo surrendered four goals on 29 shots in the Flames shootout victory over the Devils on Saturday. He has picked up the win in each of his last two starts and four times in eight outings. He has a 2.88 GAA and .898 SV% so far this year and is a risky start on Wednesday in San Jose.
Hiller will face his former team in Anaheim on Tuesday.
Hiller gave up four goals on 22 shots in the Flames loss to the Blackhawks on Thursday. He will face the Ducks for the second time in a week, he made 24 saves in a 4-3 win over Anaheim. Hiller is 5-3-0 with a 3.05 GAA and .884 SV% in the month of November.
Russell (lower-body) left practice early on Monday.
Russell missed two games with a foot and ankle injury, but was back in the lineup and played 24:31 on Saturday. Leaving practice early this morning suggests he is still battling the foot/ankle pain. Monitor his status during Tuesday’s game day skate.
Russell (lower-body) is expected to play on Saturday vs. New Jersey.
Russell has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury, but it looks like he will get back on the blue line tonight. Russell took part in the morning skate and was paired with Dennis Wideman on the second pair as well as the second power-play unit.
The Flames reassigned Max Reinhart to Adirondack (AHL) on Friday.
Reinhart, 22, failed to record a point in four games with the Flames. He heads back to Adirondack where he has one goal and four assists in 12 games. Corban Knight was recalled to swap places with Reinhart.
Ferland (concussion) will return to the Flames lineup on Thursday.
Ferland missed the last eight games with a concussion that he suffered in his NHL debut on October 31st. The Flames line rushes were a bit scrambled this morning, but Ferland figures to skate on the top line with Sean Monahan and Curtis Glencross.
Russell (lower-body) is not on the ice for the Flames morning skate.
Russell, who missed Tuesday’s game, was expected to be on the ice this morning and potentially return to the lineup tonight vs. the Hawks. His absence this morning puts his status for tonight in serious doubt.
Russell (lower-body) could return to the lineup on Thursday.
Russell missed Tuesday’s game, but head coach Bob Hartley said that Russell could be back tomorrow vs. the Blackhawks. This is good news that the injury is not serious and Russell should be back in the lineup soon. Russell has eight assists in 19 games this season.
Ramo stopped 23 of 25 shots in the Flames 4-2 victory over the Senators last Saturday. He sat during the last two games, but will be back in between the pipes tonight vs. New Jersey. Ramo has been strong at home—1-1-1 with a 2.34 GAA and .909 SV% and gets a Devils team on the tail-end of a back-to-back.
Hiller stopped 24 of 27 shots in a win over his former team on Tuesday. Hiller has been collecting wins, but has allowed three or four goals in each of his last five starts. Tonight he draws a tough matchup against a Blackhawks team who are starting to find their scoring touch.
Russell missed Tuesday’s game due to a lower-body injury.
Russell was on the ice for the Flames morning skate, but was scratched shortly before Tuesday’s win over the Ducks. He has had a great first month and a half of the season, so the Flames are hoping that this is no more than a day-to-day injury. Rapheal Diaz will play as long as Russell is out.