TAMPA - We'll have to wait closer to game time to get a sense of what the lineup will look like for today's matinee against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
With the 4 o'clock local start time, the Flames did not a morning skate today, so the following forward line combinations and D pairs are based on Friday's practice:
Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm
Andrew Mangiapane - Mikael Backlund - Matthew Tkachuk
Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Dillon Dube
Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - Tobias Rieder
Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin - Rasmus Andersson
Derek Forbort - Erik Gustafsson
"[The lineup] is still in the air," interim head coach Geoff Ward said.
Also, when asked if Mark Giordano - who returned Thursday after missing nine games with a hamstring injury - would play in both games of the back-to-back set this weekend, Ward said that decision is "to be determined."