Jagr expected to skate on Calgary’s top line; Carolina defenseman van Riemsdyk returns from concussion
HURRICANES (2-1-1) at FLAMES (4-2-0)
9 p.m. ET; SNF, FS-CR, NHL.TV
Jagr earned his first point with the Flames, an assist on Gaudreau’s third-period power-play goal, in a 5-2 win at the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.
Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk will return after missing three games because of a concussion sustained in a 5-4 shootout win against the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 7. Van Riemsdyk, who was acquired in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights on June 22, had 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) in 58 games with the Chicago Blackhawks last season.
Players to watch
Hurricanes goaltender Scott Darling will make his fourth start in the past five games. He is 1-1-1 with a 2.58 goals-against average and .893 save percentage.
Goalie Mike Smith (4-2-0) has a 2.59 GAA and .929 save percentage, and has started all six games for Calgary.
They said it
“We’re still, through this road trip, trying to build our identity. I think for us, we’ve had a group of young guys who have been together for a while now, the last couple seasons taken some positive steps forward, and I think we’re going to continue that.” — Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner
“If you get open you’re probably going to get a good look. It’s fun to play with him over the last few practices and getting some chemistry and stuff like that. We’re looking forward to the game.” — Flames center Sean Monahan on playing with Jaromir Jagr
Hurricanes projected lineup
Jaccob Slavin — Brett Pesce
Injured: Lee Stempniak (upper body)
Flames projected lineup
Johnny Gaudreau — Sean Monahan — Jaromir Jagr
The Hurricanes assigned defenseman Trevor Carrick to Charlotte of the American Hockey League on Wednesday. …Ferland will return after missing one game with a groin injury.
Williams has three assists in his past two games, and four assists in four games. … Staal had four points (goal, three assists) in a 5-3 win at the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. …Gaudreau is the first Flames player to have nine points in the first six games of a season since defenseman Phil Housley in 1994-95. … Monahan has six points (three goals, three assists) in six games.