EDMONTON - A couple of changes are in store for the Flames as they visit the Oilers tonight for the season's first Battle of Alberta (7 p.m. MT, Sportsnet West; Sportsnet 960 THE FAN).
Mark Jankowski and Michael Frolik will draw back into the lineup, while Zac Rinaldo and Tobias Rieder will come out.
On the backend, Oliver Kylington replaces Michael Stone on the team's third pair with Rasmus Andersson.
David Rittich will get the start in goal, looking to improve on his 16-8-5 record, a .915 save percentage and his 2.71 goals-against average.
Here are the forward lines and D pairs used during the morning skate:
Matthew Tkachuk - Elias Lindholm - Andrew Mangiapane
Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Mikael Backlund
Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Dillon Dube
Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - Michael Frolik
Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic
Oliver Kylington - Rasmus Andersson
Scratches: Zac Rinaldo, Tobias Rieder, Michael Stone