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LINEUP NOTES - 27.09.19

A look at the lines and pairings used in Friday's practice

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson /

Seven down, one to go.

The Flames hit the ice on Friday afternoon, preparing for their final pre-season game against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

With only a single game left on the docket, the Flames are expected to run with a lineup as close to their 2019-20 regular season roster as you'll see in exhibition play.

"It's not our NHL team opening night, don't run with that for sure," head coach Bill Peters said. "But it's going to be real close."


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Matthew Tkachuk, who signed a three-year contract on Wednesday, has been on the ice the past two days and will make his pre-season debut on Saturday. He has been skating with his usual linemates, Mikael Backlund and Michael Frolik, since re-signing.

Derek Ryan, who played last night in San Jose, did not participate in practice and his availability for tomorrow's game has yet to be determined.

"He was a little bit under the weather early in the week and kind of reoccured in San Jose," Peters explained. "We'll see if he's available (tomorrow). We'll listen to Kent (Kobelka), see if we should play him, if that's the prudent thing to do.

"That will dictate what we do down the middle tomorrow."

Check out the lines and pairings utilized through Friday's skate:



Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm

Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik

Sam Bennett - Alan Quine - Milan Lucic

Andrew Mangiapane - Mark Jankowski - Austin Czarnik

Zac Rinaldo - Tobias Rieder - Devante Smith-Pelly

Dillon Dube


Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie

Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic

Oliver Kylington - Rasmus Andersson

Andrew MacDonald - Michael Stone


David Rittich

Cam Talbot

Saturday's game against the Oilers starts at 7:00 p.m. MT (click here for tickets) and will be streamed live on, the Flames' app, and the Flames' Facebook page. Regional broadcast restrictions apply.

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