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Zac Rinaldo In & Some New Look Lines

Bill Peters is tossing the lines into the old mixer again.

NHL: Calgary Flames at San Jose Sharks Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Projected Lines

With all the losing and panic and desperation setting in, the Flames are making some moves today. Calgary recalled Zac Rinaldo from Stockton today to take Sam Bennett’s place in the lineup tonight. Bennett missed Sunday night’s game because he was dinged up and apparently he needs another day to get himself right. Rinaldo has played in 14 games for the Heat and has seven assists and 20 PIM.

Meanwhile, things are changing up a little with the big club. Bill Peters has moved Mikael Backlund and Sean Monahan in the lineup to start. Backlund will move to the “top” line with Johnny Gaudreau and Elias Lindholm, while Monahan will centre the ever revolving second line with Matthew Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane. Maybe breaking up Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan will get them going. Something has to.


Johnny Gaudreau - Mikael Backlund - Elias Lindholm

Andrew Mangiapane - Sean Monahan - Matthew Tkachuk

Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Dillon Dube

Zac Rinaldo - Mark Jankowski - Michael Frolik


Mark Giordano - Rasmus Andersson

Noah Hanifin - Michael Stone

Oliver Kylington - Brandon Davidson


David Rittich