CALGARY - The Flames were without one of their top forwards during their skate on Tuesday morning.
Elias Lindholm did not take part in practice for maintenance purposes. In his absence, Sam Bennett skated on a line with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan.
Head coach Geoff Ward noted that Lindholm is expected to be in the lineup on Wednesday vs. Columbus.
The Flames' defence pairings from Sunday's 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers remained intact, with Oliver Kylington and Michael Stone skating as the extra duo.
Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Sam Bennett
Andrew Mangiapane - Mikael Backlund - Matthew Tkachuk
Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Dillon Dube
Zac Rinaldo - Mark Jankowski - Tobias Rieder
Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin - Rasmus Andersson
Derek Forbort - Erik Gustafsson
Oliver Kylington - Michael Stone
The Flames are back in action on Wednesday, Mar. 4 when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets at 6:30 p.m. MT. Limited tickets are available HERE.