Calgary Flames Jacob Markstrom Injured During Practice

Some unfortunate news out of Calgary as Flames netminder Jacob Markstrom injured his hand during Monday's practice. Markstrom was hit in his blocker hand with a puck, a stop where there was minimal padding on the inside of his hand.

Markstrom left practice and did not return and is believed to have undergone some x-rays. The club has yet to announce his condition and there is certainly a chance he could miss some time. The Flames have youngster Dustin Wolf, their top prospect and a goaltender management would like to see more of at the NHL level.

Flames head coach Ryan Huska spoke after practice and confirmed Markstrom will be evaluated and some news should be out soon.

So far this season, the Flames netminder has posted a 6-8-2 record to go along with a 2.73GAA and .909 save percentage. Calgary's next game is on Tuesday when they host the Minnesota Wild.

As for who could start, Dan Vladar is expected to get the crease. Vladar has recorded a 4-2-1 record on the season, with a 3.20GAA and a .883 Sv.%. As for Wolf, he's made one appearance this season back in early November and gave up four goals, however has been on a very hot streak in the AHL of late.

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