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Date: Team: Pos:

Chad Johnson is expected to start on Friday.

At this point it seems fair to regard Johnson as Calgary's starter. After all, this will be his ninth start in the Flames' last 11 games. He's earned the top job by posting a 2.06 GAA and .930 save percentage in 13 contests.
Dec 2 - 3:57 PM

Mark Jankowski has been sent to the minors.

Jankowski made his NHL debut on Monday, logging 10:18 minutes and winning five of eight faceoffs. He has three goals and 12 points in 13 AHL contests.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 1 - 6:13 PM

Calgary Flames president Brian Burke blamed the source of the Dougie Hamilton trade rumors on an unnamed "idiot" general manager.

"This one idiot GM made a call asking, ‘Would you move him for a dozen sticks,’ or something," said Burke. "(Treliving) told them we weren’t looking to trade him and said, ‘The next time you have a stupid idea like that save yourself a quarter and don’t call.’ Next thing you know that GM told another he made an offer. Then another GM called and asked if he was up for grabs and we said no." Reports came out that Hamilton might be traded, which GM Brad Treliving denied. Hamilton has two goals and 12 points in 26 games this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Dec 1 - 10:53 AM

Chad Johnson stopped all 39 shots he faced in a 3-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

Outstanding doesn't begin to describe Johnson in this one. He has now started eight of the Flames' last 10 games, he boasts a 6-2-0 record, three shutouts, a 1.50 goals against average and a .951 save percentage in those games. Owned in just 46% of yahoo leagues, he is the goaltender to add if you are in need of help in goal. He now boasts an 8-4-0 record, with a 2.06 goals against average and a .930 save percentage. He has taken over as the Flames starting goaltender for the struggling Brian Elliot.
Nov 30 - 11:38 PM

Sean Monahan picked up an assist in a 3-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

The Flames came out firing in the first period, scoring two goals in under 50 seconds to start the game. Enroth gave up a juicy rebound off a Monahan shot and the puck bounced right to Versteeg who promptly buried his chance. Monahan is currently on pace for the worst season of his young career, and losing Gaudreau for an extended period won't help him put up any more points. He now has only 10 points in 26 games this season. It is getting harder and harder to hold onto Monahan in fantasy circles.
Nov 30 - 11:21 PM

Hunter Shinkaruk will join Mark Jankowski and Brett Kulak as healthy scratches against the Toronto Maple Leafs

Shinkaruk has one assist in seven games in 2016-17, averaging a very low 10:35 in ice time. He dressed against the New York Islanders in the Flames last game, but finds himself in the press box again on Wednesday. Jankowski was recently recalled from Stockton and made his NHL debut in the Flames last game, skating 10:18 with zeros across the board.
Nov 30 - 8:21 PM

Chad Johnson will get the nod against Toronto on Wednesday night.

He was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate and is expected to make his eighth start in ten games. Johnson has one more game left to play in November, but he has been great this month. He has a 6-3-0 record with a 2.01 GAA and a .930 save percentage.
Nov 30 - 3:03 PM

GM Brad Treliving has denied that the Flames have been shopping Dougie Hamilton.

He called the rumors "completely false." However, that doesn't mean that the Flames aren't listening to interested teams. Hamilton said trade talk with his name in it has become noise to him because he's gotten used to it by now. He has two goals and 10 assists in 25 games this campaign.
Nov 30 - 2:59 PM

Johnny Gaudreau (finger) is making progress, according to GM Brad Treliving.

There remains no set timetable for Gaudreau's return, though. Gaudreau was projected to miss about six weeks after he underwent surgery on Nov. 16 to repair his fractured finger. He was on the ice for an optional skate with some teammates on Wednesday.
Nov 30 - 1:28 PM

Lance Bouma is apparently ahead of schedule in his recovery from shoulder surgery.

However, there isn't a definitive timetable set for his return. Bouma hasn't played since Nov. 5 and he has one assist in 13 games.
Nov 30 - 1:24 PM

Dillon Dube has been invited to Team Canada's selection camp for the upcoming World Junior Championship.

Dube wasn't expecting the call after missing seven weeks this season due to a fractured right knee. He's been good since returning from the injury though with a goal and seven points in six WHL games. Calgary took him with the 56th overall 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: Calgary Sun
Nov 30 - 9:05 AM

Despite yet another loss, Brian Elliott looked very good in the Calgary net Monday.

Elliott is a very weak 3-9-1 with a 3.31 GAA and a .885 save percentage. But if Monday is any indication, Elliott is getting his game back and that can only bode well for the Flames. "Moose was awesome," defenseman Mark Giordano said. "He made some breakaway saves. He made some huge saves late in the game, too, and he looked really calm and composed. I'm really happy for him because the guy works so hard and cares so much so for him to have a big night for us and come and bounce back and play that well, that was nice to see." Elliott is capable of carrying a team so while we can't recommend him at this time, keep him reserved rather than getting rid of him completely.
Source: Calgary Sun
Nov 29 - 6:53 AM

Sean Monahan started Monday's game on the fourth line.

Coach Glen Gulutzan had Mark Jankowski make his NHL debut on the first unit with Troy Brouwer and Kris Versteeg while Monahan languished on the fourth unit. It lasted a couple of periods before Monahan was back up with his usual linemates. It paid off as he scored the Flames lone goal, 5:51 into the period and it sent the game into overtime. Monahan has six goals but is missing Johnny Gaudreau on his wing as the diminutive winger is out of action for another month with a broken digit. Keep Monahan in your lineup as he can break out at any time.
Source: Calgary Sun
Nov 29 - 6:49 AM

Brian Elliott's difficult season with the Calgary Flames continued Monday night.

The veteran goalie, starting for only the second time in nine games, kicked away 25 Islanders shots but took a 2-1 overtime loss in New York. The former St. Louis Blues' star now has a record of 3-9-1 with Calgary. His goals-against average is 3.31. His save percentage is .885. Stay away from Elliott in fantasy play at least until he gets closer to resembling his old self.
Nov 28 - 10:53 PM

Sean Monahan scored Calgary's only goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Islanders in New York Monday night.

Monahan tied the game at 1-1 with his sixth goal of the season 5:51 into the third period.
Nov 28 - 10:46 PM


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