number of reinforcements ahead of Fridays homestand

CALGARY - Injuries have forced the Calgary Flames to turn to a number of reinforcements ahead of Fridays homestand-closing matchup with the Nashville Predators. The Flames hope the fresh bodies can get their offence on track before they hit the road for five in a row. Calgary has placed Mason Raymond (upper body), Matt Stajan (strained right knee) and Mikael Backlund (abdominal) on injured reserve over the past few days, while Joe Colborne, who leads the club with eight assists, also is unlikely to play tonight due to an upper-body injury. Both Colborne and Stajan were hurt in Tuesdays 2-1 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens, while Raymond landed on IR prior to that game. Backlund, meanwhile, has been battling his abdominal issue all season. Following the rash of injuries, forwards Devin Setoguchi and Brian McGrattan are expected to return to the lineup after serving as recent healthy scratches, while Markus Granlund and Michael Ferland have been recalled from the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League. Ferland was leading Adirondack with nine points on four goals and five assists, while Granlund had three goals and five points in eight games. The fresh faces will try to spark the offense in the finale of this homestand, one that has produced a 1-1-2 record. Calgary has scored just one goal in each loss while picking up a 5-0 win over Carolina as well. Defenseman Mark Giordano had the lone goal in Tuesdays shootout loss, while Jonas Hiller made 18 saves through overtime. We won the puck. We just couldnt capitalize on a couple of good scoring chances, said Flames coach Bob Hartley. This was one of our fastest games weve played all year. The pace was just unbelievable. From the bench I thought it was a great game to watch. Hiller will start over Karri Ramo tonight, marking the first time this season either of the two will make back-to-back starts. Hiller has allowed just three goals on 120 shots over his past four starts, but is only 4-9-4 lifetime versus the Predators with a 2.91 goals against average and .910 save percentage. Nashville resumes its six-game road trip tonight having opened the swing with Wednesdays 4-1 triumph over Edmonton. Pekka Rinne made 26 saves and Craig Smith scored a pair of goals. Taylor Beck and Shea Weber added tallies and Roman Josi chipped in a pair of assists in Nashvilles third victory in four games. Thats a hot team. They had won four in a row. We knew we had to be ready, Weber said of the Oilers. Rinne has gotten off to a 6-1-1 start this season, posting a 1.71 GAA and .936 save percentage through eight starts. He is 5-5-3 lifetime versus the Flames with a 2.77 GAA and .903 save percentage. Rinne made 26 saves and Smith had two assists in a 3-2 shootout loss to the visiting Flames on Oct. 14. Filip Forsberg and Mike Ribeiro had the goals. Colborne had the shootout winner, while Giordano and fellow defenseman T.J. Brodie scored in regulation. Ramo posted 19 saves. The Predators are 6-1-2 in their past nine versus the Flames, but have lost five of their last seven trips to Calgary. Cheap Barry Bonds Jersey . The team said they will announce a corresponding roster move prior to their series opener on Tuesday night in Kansas City. Cheap MLB Jerseys .K. Subban has picked the right time of the year to go on an offensive tear. . PETERSBURG, Fla. Cheap Bill Mazeroski Jersey . A knee to the thigh might have stung him the most, but his sixth straight double-double made up for the brief burst of pain. Cheap Dave Parker Jersey . The New York State Supreme Court only partially dismissed the lawsuit, meaning the case could be headed for trial. The tour announced a year ago that Singh would be suspended for saying in a Sports Illustrated story that he took deer antler spray, which was believed to contain the banned substance IGF-1.The Winnipeg Jets are trying to conclude a five-game road trip above .500 against the streaking Minnesota Wild on Sunday at Xcel Energy Center. Coming off a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators, the Jets are trying to avoid becoming the third straight victim of the wild. Its unclear if Ondrej Pavelec will start for the Jets on back-to-back days. He went 0-2-1 with a 2.84 GAA in four meetings with the Wild last season, while backup Michael Hutchinson stopped 16 of 17 shots in a 2-1 loss in Winnipeg on April 7. Blake Wheeler scored a short-handed goal Saturday, giving the Jets leading scorer three in two games to match his total from the previous 15. Hes scored six of his team-high eight goals on the road, but he has none in five career visits to Minnesota. Only Buffalo is worse offensively than Winnipeg, which averages 1.83 goals per game. Bryan Little has no goals in 10 straight and Evander Kane has found the net just once in the nine games hes played. The Jets penalty kill is ranked second in the NHL with an 88.2 success rate, stopping opponents on 27 of 29 attempts in nine games, including all four Saturday. The penalty kill has been outstanding all year for us, and it was again (Saturday), coach Paul Maurice said. Its part of the reason weve won more than weve lost. The Minnesota Wild have been very successful at home this season. Thats usually the case against the Winnipeg Jets. The Wild will try to match their longest winning streak of the season Sunday against the Jets. Minnesota (9-7-0) has scored 28 goals while winning six of seven home games compared to a 3-6-0 road record during which its tallied 11 fewer ttimes.dddddddddddd A good portion of that home success can be attributed to goaltender Darcy Kuemper, who is 5-1-0 with a 1.78 goals-against average in seven starts at the Xcel Energy Center this season, and 13-4-2 with a 1.89 GAA in 20 career games there. However, Kuempers last home appearance ended up being a very short one after he allowed goals on the first two shots he faced Thursday against Buffalo. Niklas Backstrom took over 6:24 into the first period and made 25 saves the rest of the way in a 6-3 victory. Kuemper was much sharper Saturday, stopping 27 shots in a 2-1 win at Dallas. If you want to be the man, then you have to get in there and perform well after a night when things really havent gone too well, coach Mike Yeo said. So really pleased with that. The win was the second straight following a four-game skid for Minnesota, which is 5-1-1 with a tie all-time at home against the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise. The Wild have taken the last two matchups by 2-1 scores with the latest coming Nov. 17. Mikko Koivu scored twice in that meeting, and has seven points in five home games against the Jets/Thrashers. The captain has scored all four of his points this season on home ice. Nino Niederreiter has also been much more effective in St. Paul, scoring six of his team-leading seven goals. He has five in the last three games there, including his first career hat trick Thursday. 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