Brad Treliving announced this morning that the Flames' #1 goaltender Karri Ramo would be out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL and meniscus damage in his left knee suffered in last Thursday's 6-5 victory over the San Jose Sharks. He will require major knee surgery before being able to play again in the NHL.
When Ramo had to be helped off the ice by two skaters, you had to fear the worst, both for the team and the player. His roller-coaster of a season took him to the waiver wire, the AHL, back to the top of the Flames' depth chart, and now here. This is extremely unfortunate, especially considering his career scope. A major knee injury at age 30, compounded with other previous knee injuries, puts his playing future in doubt.
For the team, they will now have to rely on Jonas Hiller and Joni Ortio in net. If you've been watching the team this year, this will not be very comforting. For perspective, Ramo has allowed 94 goals this year in 2,134 minutes in net. Hiller and Ortio combined have allowed 65 goals in 1,159 minutes in net. Get used to pronouncing Puljujarvi.
Treliving also announced that Kris Russell is day-to-day with an undisclosed lower body injury.