CALGARY -- After a rash of injuries up front, the Calgary Flames will welcome back Blair Jones to the lineup.
Jones was recalled from the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League on Tuesday after it was clear Matt Stajan wouldn't be available against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday.
Stajan and Jiri Hudler will miss the game, each with an upper-body injury. Brian McGrattan will also miss the game with a shoulder injury, paving the way for Jones' return.
"I'm obviously excited to be back," Jones said. "I got a chance to go and play a lot in [Abbotsford] but I'm just excited to be back and hopefully finish out the year here."
Jones has played in 11 games with the Flames this season, recording one assist. In 18 games with the Heat, the 26-year-old has three goals and three assists.
Here are the expected lineups for the game Wednesday at Scotiabank Saddledome:
Alex Tanguay - Mikael Backlund - Lee Stempniak
Mike Cammalleri - Roman Horak - Sven Baertschi
Curtis Glencross - Maxwell Reinhart - Tim Jackman
Steve Begin - Blair Jones - Roman Cervenka
Dennis Wideman - Mark Giordano
TJ Brodie - Chris Butler
Cory Sarich - Brett Carson
Scratched: Anton Babchuk
Injured: Jiri Hudler (upper body), Matt Stajan (upper body), Brian McGrattan (shoulder), Derek Smith (knee), Paul Byron (wrist)
Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Alexandre Burrows
Mason Raymond - Ryan Kesler - Zack Kassian
Dale Weise - Derek Roy - Jannik Hansen
Andrew Ebbett - Maxim Lapierre - Tom Sestito
Alexander Edler - Kevin Bieksa
Dan Hamhuis - Jason Garrison
Keith Ballard - Andrew Alberts
Scratched: Steven Pinizzotto, Cam Barker, Tom Sestito
Injured: Chris Higgins (lower body), Chris Tanev (lower body), David Booth (ankle), Manny Malhotra (eye)