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by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

EDMONTON, AB -- Karri Ramo isn't sure what the future holds but he knows worrying about things he can't control is a fruitless endeavor.

In an effort to get a start for each of his three netminders this season, Flames general manager Brad Treliving opted to send Ramo to the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League and keep Jonas Hiller and Joni Ortio on the roster in Calgary.

When Hiller went down with a lower body injury Wednesday in Ottawa, the Flames summoned Ramo. The 29-year-old isn't sure what decisions will be made when Hiller is deemed healthy but knows the only thing he can control is his performance in the games he gets into.

"These things happen always. Your main focus has to be on stopping pucks," Ramo said of being assigned to Stockton and the goaltending situation in Calgary. "That's part of this business ... You just try to keep cool and ... focus every time you go on the ice."

Ramo will get the start tonight in Edmonton and has the opportunity to help his squad collect their third win of the season and gain some confidence heading into November.

"It has to be a simple way. It's simple solutions. We have to be better than we have been," Ramo said of tonight's game. "My job is to stop pucks and that's what I'm going to do. I'm not focusing on anything else."

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