The Calgary Flames will be without their No. 1 goaltender for the remainder of the season.
The team announced Wednesday that Karri Ramo is done for the year, due to a torn ACL that requires surgery.
As per Brad Treliving, Karri Ramo has a torn ACL and meniscus damage. He will miss the remainder of the season.
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 17, 2016
Ramo will have surgery later this week. Timeline is 6-8 months. #Flames
— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) February 17, 2016
The 29-year-old Finnish netminder suffered the injury on Feb. 11. He collided in the crease with San Jose Sharks forward Joonas Donskoi while making a save late in the game. He left immediately. (Watch the play, above.)
Flames head coach Bob Hartley provided an initial assessment after the game, saying “it doesn’t look very good.”
Ramo went 17-18-1 in 37 games this season, with a .909 save percentage and a 2.63 goals-against average. He was placed on waivers in October but battled his way back to help the Flames climb their way out of the league’s basement at the midway point of the 2015-16 campaign.
The Flames also provided an update on defenceman Kris Russell, saying he is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Along with Ramo news, Russell is day-to-day with lower body.
— Leah Hextall (@leahhextall) February 17, 2016