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Date: Team: Pos:

Karri Ramo (illness) took part in Friday's morning skate.

Ramo missed Thursday's practice due to the sickness. He should be fine to backup Jonas Hiller on Friday.
Dec 19 - 2:19 PM

Jonas Hiller is expected to start on Friday.

Karri Ramo missed Thursday's practice due to an illness, but Hiller was scheduled to start even before Ramo got sick. Hiller has a 2.42 GAA and .914 save percentage in 20 games this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Dec 19 - 10:03 AM

Karri Ramo missed Thursday's practice due to an illness.

Although the Flames have no reason to suspect that Ramo has the mumps, he's being tested for it. The Flames just want to err on the side of caution given the outbreak that's impacted at least 15 NHL players so far. Ramo won't get the start on Friday even if he's healthy as Jonas Hiller was already penciled in to start in that contest.
Source: Calgary Sun
Dec 19 - 10:01 AM

Calgary has announced a multi-year contract extension for head coach Bob Hartley.

The Flames have lost six games in a row, but they have been surprisingly successful this year. The club owns a 17-14-2 record to rank them 15th overall in the NHL heading into Wednesday's action. Hartley is coaching in his third season with Calgary.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 17 - 5:10 PM

Curtis Glencross scored a goal in Calgary's 5-2 loss on Tuesday.

Glencross has six goals and 21 points in 33 games this season. He's been pretty consistent lately as he hasn't endured a point drought of more than two games since October.
Dec 17 - 8:16 AM

Jiri Hudler picked up his 13th goal of the campaign in the Flames' 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

Jiri Hudler was the first to get the Flames on the board in this contest but by that time the game was essentially over for Calgary. Hudler also added five shots and a couple of PIMS in an all-round solid fantasy day for the winger who has points in four straight games. He's turning out to be a great steal in any draft format. Curtis Glencross picked up the other goal.
Dec 17 - 12:41 AM

Jonas Hiller stopped all nine shots he faced in relief of Karri Ramo on Tuesday night.

Hiller will surely get the next start as the Flames are in a six game tailspin. Ramo was unimpressive in getting the start in this one, allowing four goals on 13 shots. But it should be noted that Hiller hasn't earned a win since Nov.18. Next up will Dallas on Friday.
Dec 17 - 12:41 AM

Karri Ramo got the hook in the second period after allowing four goals on 13 shots in Tuesday's tilt with the Rangers.

The Flames as an entire team looked tired as the speed of the Rangers was apparent on three of the Rangers four goals early in this game. Ramo wasn't the problem but he sure wasn't the solution as the Flames needed a spark to get them going. Jonas Hiller came in to spell Ramo for the rest of the night.
Dec 16 - 10:50 PM

Karri Ramo will be in net for the Flames as they welcome the Rangers Tuesday night.

The Flames have lost five in a row, and have fallen out of the playoff picture during that time. That being said, they sit third in a three-way tie with LA and Winnipeg for both Wild Card slots. Calgary also sits just two points behind San Jose and Vancouver in the Pacific division. So as bad as things are looking, even a brief winning streak can reestablish the Flames as playoff contenders.
Source: Derek Wills
Dec 16 - 8:47 PM

Johnny Gaudreau had an assist in a 2-1 loss on Sunday.

Gaudreau now has six goals and 23 points in 31 contests in 2014-15. Only Filip Forsberg is ahead of him in the rookie scoring race with 29 points in 29 games.
Source: Calgary Sun
Dec 15 - 10:12 AM

The Calgary Flames went 0-4-0 during their recent road trip.

Calgary has now lost five games in a row. That got off to a strong start this season, but the Flames recent losing streak has undone much of that as they're now on the outside looking in in the Wild Card race. "We talk about character, we talk about pride since Day 1 of training camp," said Flames head coach Bob Hartley. "Character and pride, it's nice when things go good. When things go bad, that's where we're going to see. There's no doubt in my mind we have plenty of character. We're going to find a way."
Source: Calgary Sun
Dec 15 - 10:09 AM

Jonas Hiller made 26 saves on 28 shots in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Chicago.

The 32-year-old has now lost five straight games. His grip on the starting job isn't as tight as it once was. Hiller has seen a decrease in playing time during his struggles. His record now falls 9-9-1 with a 2.48 goals-against-average and a .913 save percentage. The Flames have lost five consecutive games.
Dec 14 - 11:04 PM

Jiri Hudler scored a goal in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Chicago.

Hudler scored the game's first goal in the second period. Johnny Gaudreau and TJ Brodie picked up the assists on Hudler's goal. The 30-year-old's impressive season continues. Hudler now has 12 goals and 29 points in 31 games this season. He's never reached the 60-point mark, but he's currently on pace to score 76 points. The Flames have now lost five games in a row.
Dec 14 - 10:48 PM

Brandon Bollig, Corey Potter, and Brian McGrattan will all be healthy scratches Sunday in Chicago.

Potter was recalled earlier in the day to replace Ladislav Smid who was placed on I/R, but Raphael Diaz is playing instead tonight. McGrattan has played eight ineffective games, and Bollig leads the team with 40 PIMs but just two points and little other production in 27 games.
Dec 14 - 7:00 PM

Morgan Klimchuk has been cut from team Canada's world junior hockey team.

Klimchuk was the Flames' first round pick in 2013. Canada will finalize their roster by Christmas day at the latest.
Dec 14 - 5:28 PM


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