GLENDALE - With TJ Brodie out with an upper body injury, Rasmus Andersson will slide into the Flames' lineup when they take on the Arizona Coyotes tonight at 8:00 p.m. MT (Sportsnet West, Sportsnet 960 The FAN).
The Swedish blueliner was summoned from Stockton on Monday, making the quick flight from California to join the team for their morning skate in Glendale.
"Almost every report that we get back is that he's the guy that's separating himself down there," head coach Glen Gulutzan said. "A guy that's played lots of minutes down there, he's got some poise on the back-end, a puck mover, a young defenceman in our organization that, like I said, every day, that's the guy that's separating himself. It's a good game to get him in.
"By all accounts, this guy is getting very close to being a regular at this level, the way he's playing down there. It's obviously an adjustment but he's played a lot lately and he'll come in on the third pairing."