CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames battle the Minnesota Wild tonight and could make lineup changes ahead of the match-up.
Matthew Tkachuk will return to the lineup and slot in the left side with Mikael Backlund and Michael Frolik. The 18-year-old missed 2 games with a wrist injury.
The Flames held an optional skate today so tonight's projected lineup is based off of Monday's practice and this morning's drills. Backlund and Matt Stajan did not skate this morning but it is believed they will play tonight. Lines and pairings will be updated after warm-ups if necessary.
PROJECTED FLAMES LINEUP
Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Troy Brouwer
Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik
Micheal Ferland - Sam Bennett - Alex Chiasson
Hunter Shinkaruk - Matt Stajan - Freddie Hamilton
Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton
TJ Brodie - Dennis Wideman
Brett Kulak - Deryk Engelland