The move all but confirms Jonas Hiller will miss time after getting hurt during Wednesday’s 5-4 shootout loss to Ottawa. Hiller left the game at 12:20 of the third period following collision with Bobby Ryan, and was replaced by Joni Ortio.
After the game, coach Bob Hartley said Hiller sustained a lower-body injury.
The Swiss netminder hadn’t been especially sharp prior to getting hurt, allowing four goals on 18 shots. Of course, goalies not being especially sharp has been a theme for Calgary this year.
The club sits tied for 29th in save percentage (.871) and has now pulled its netminder in three of its last five games (granted, the latest Hiller hook was due to injury).