RALEIGH, N.C. -- Already struggling for offensive production, the Calgary Flames will be without Mike Cammalleri against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday after he sustained a concussion against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
"That's tough news for Cammalleri and for us," Calgary coach Bob Hartley said. "We all know what he represents for us. That's part of our business."
Cammalleri's 13 goals lead the Flames, who have scored one goal during their current three-game losing streak. Ben Street, who played eight games with Calgary at the start of the season, has been recalled from Abbotsford of the American Hockey League. He had one assist in his previous stint with the Flames.
"Don't make too much of the lines because [Monday] you might see a full buffet of lines," Hartley said. "We have a little overload at center so we will try some different combinations."
The Hurricanes received some good news on the injury front. Captain Eric Staal, who missed three games with a lower-body injury, will return to center the top line. Jiri Tlusty returns after an eight-game absence following an appendectomy and Riley Nash is back after sitting out five games with a lower-body injury.
Here are the projected lineups for the Flames and Hurricanes:
Jiri Hudler - Mikael Backlund - Lee Stempniak
Joe Colborne - Sean Monahan - Paul Byron
Lance Bouma - Matt Stajan - TJ Galiardi
Kevin Westgarth - Ben Street - Brian McGrattan
TJ Brodie - Mark Giordano
Ladislav Smid - Dennis Wideman
Chris Butler - Shane O'Brien
Scratched: Derek Smith
Injured: David Jones (eye), Kris Russell (MCL sprain), Curtis Glencross (high ankle sprain), Blair Jones (meniscal tear)
Jeff Skinner - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin
Nathan Gerbe - Jordan Staal - Patrick Dwyer
Tuomo Ruutu - Manny Malhotra - Elias Lindholm
Jiri Tlusty - Riley Nash - Radek Dvorak
Andrej Sekera - Justin Faulk
Ron Hainsey - Brett Bellemore
John-Michael Liles - Ryan Murphy
Scratched: Jay Harrison, Mike Komisarek, Drayson Bowman
Injured: Cam Ward (lower body)