CHICAGO - Expect to see a few fresh faces in the Flames' lineup this evening.
While the team held an optional skate at the United Center this morning, interim head coach Geoff Ward did indicate the Flames will make a few lineup changes when they face off against the Blackhawks, meaning Zac Rinaldo and Oliver Kylington will be on the ice tonight.
Tonight's healthy scratches are not yet known.
Given the situation and this morning's practice, tonight's projected lineup is speculative and based on the lines used in Monday's skate. Any lineup notes will be changed during warm-ups.
Matthew Tkachuk - Elias Lindholm - Andrew Mangiapane
Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Mikael Backlund
Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Dillon Dube
Zac Rinaldo - Tobias Rieder or Mark Jankowski - Sam Bennett
Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic
Oliver Kylington - Rasmus Andersson
Game time is 5:00 p.m. MT with Sportsnet West covering off the television broadcast. Sportsnet 960 The FAN will carry the radio broadcast.
The Flames return to the Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday when they host the Minnesota Wild at 7:00 p.m. MT. Limited tickets are available HERE.