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Flames goalie Markstrom out day-to-day with injury, Wolf recalled from Wranglers

By The Canadian Press on January 16, 2024.

Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) makes a save as Arizona Coyotes left wing Matias Maccelli (63) waits for a possible rebound during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, in Tempe, Ariz. Markstrom is out day-to-day with a lower-body injury, the NHL club announced Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ross D. Franklin

Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom is out day-to-day with a lower-body injury, the NHL club announced Tuesday.

Markstrom, who is 13-11-2 with a 2.59 goals-against average and .912 save percentage this season, left Calgary’s practice early Monday for what head coach Ryan Huska called “maintenance.”

The 33-year-old Swedish goaltender has been excellent for the resurgent Flames of late, winning five of his last six starts.

His only loss over that span was a 39-save performance in a 3-2 defeat at Philadelphia on Jan. 6.

The Flames recalled goaltender Dustin Wolf from the American Hockey League’s Calgary Wranglers to back up Dan Vladar in Markstrom’s absence.

Wolf has a 16-6-1 record for the Western Conference-leading Wranglers this season and is second in the AHL with a .929 save percentage and four shutouts.

He is 1-4 in five starts with the Flames this season, with his lone win coming in a 28-save performance in a 3-1 win over Carolina on Dec. 7.

Vladar was scheduled to start for the Flames Tuesday night against visiting Arizona.

The Czech netminder is 6-5-2 with a 3.42 GAA and .883 save percentage this season.

The Flames entered the game against the Coyotes with six wins in their last eight games.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 16, 2024.

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