The Flames are expected to go with the same lineup that produced a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday as they continue a four-game homestand today against the Carolina Hurricanes (2 p.m. MT; Sportsnet West, Sportsnet 960 THE FAN).
David Rittich could make his league-leading 27th start of the season, after delivering 32 saves in Thursday's triumph, improving to 15-7-4, along with a .914 save percentage and a 2.71 goals-against average.
With the matinee start, the Flames did not a morning skate, so the following forward line combinations and D pairs are based on how they were deployed at Friday's practice:
Matthew Tkachuk - Elias Lindholm - Andrew Mangiapane
Dillon Dube - Sean Monahan - Mikael Backlund
Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Johnny Gaudreau
Tobias Rieder - Mark Jankowski - Michael Frolik
Mark Giordano - Rasmus Andersson
Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic
TJ Brodie - Michael Stone
On Friday, Calgary native Matthew Phillips was returned to the Flames' AHL affiliate, the Stockton Heat, after being recalled prior to Tuesday's date with the Desert Dogs.
He did not appear in either of the two games while he was up.
Fellow forwards Austin Czarnik and Sam Bennett, meanwhile, are back practicing - forming a 'fifth line' with Zac Rinaldo on Friday - but both players remain on LTIR.
Update at 9:45 a.m.: