Flames’ Michael Frolik returns to lineup after breaking jaw

Calgary Flames' Michael Frolik was forced to leave Thursday's contest against the San Jose Sharks after taking a Brent Burns wrist shot to the face.

Calgary Flames forward Michael Frolik will return to the lineup on Tuesday for the first time since suffering a broken jaw on Dec. 28.

The 29-year-old will slide back into his usual line with Mikael Backlund and Matthew Tkachuk for their game against the Vegas Golden Knights.

The injury occurred when Frolik took a Brent Burns shot to the face during the team’s shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 28. You can watch a video of the incident in the video player above.

In 37 games for the Flames this season, Frolik has seven goals and eight asissts.

Calgary currently sits in third place in the Pacific Division with a 25-16-8 record.

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