CALGARY -- Defenseman Raphael Diaz will return to the Calgary Flames lineup for Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round series against the Anaheim Ducks at Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday (9:30 p.m. ET; USA, SN, TVA Sports).
Coach Bob Hartley confirmed Diaz, who has missed the past 12 games dating to the regular season because of a lower-body injury, will play.
"Diaz is in the lineup," Hartley said. "I thought that before his injury him and David Schlemko were a very solid pair for us. Raphael can give us some power-play play, some solid play in our zone. First pass out of the zone is always great, great shot, and he's a veteran. He's played in this league before, so it's good news."