Brutal News For Flames & Markstrom

Calgary Flames starting goaltender Jacob Markstrom left practice on Monday with blood pouring from a hand injury. Tuesday morning the team has now received the bad news that he suffered a fractured finger and is out "week to week."

It's a tough blow for the Flames, as Markstrom's 6-8-2 record with a 2.73 goals against-average and .896 save percentage don't tell the full story of how well he's played of late. He's won five of his last eight starts.

The one redeeming factor in this news is that he will not require surgery, obviously expediting the timeline of when he'll be able to return. 

Markstrom immediately dashed off the ice after the injury, after being hit on an unprotected part of his right hand while making a save. 

Calgary will now recall two-time AHL Goaltender of the Year and reigning league MVP Dustin Wolf to share netminding duties with Dan Vladar. 

With the Calgary Wranglers, Wolf has a 10-3-0 mark with a 2.50 GAA and .920 Sv%.

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