Flames’ Markstrom day-to-day with upper-body injury, out vs. Maple Leafs

Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) makes a save on Mark Scheifele (55) during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Monday Feb. 1, 2021. (Fred Greenslade/CP)

Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom is dealing with an upper-body injury and will not play on Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team announced.

Markstrom is being considered day-to-day at this time.

It was not immediately clear when or how Markstrom sustained the injury. With the club’s No. 1 sidelined, David Rittich will get the start against the Maple Leafs, with Artem Zagidulin — who’s yet to appear in an NHL game — activated from the taxi squad to serve as Rittich’s backup.

In his most recent game, Markstrom struggled, allowing five goals on 15 shots in what became a 7-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

On the year, the Flames goalie has posted an 8-6-1 record, with a 2.87 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage.

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