The collision that knocked Karri Ramo from Calgary’s 6-5 shootout win over the Sharks on Thursday night didn’t look good.
And now, we’ve learned it wasn’t good at all.
On Friday, the Flames put Ramo on injured reserve, though — according to Sportsnet — he will stay with the team for tonight’s game in Arizona, before flying home with the club to be re-evaluated by team doctors.
The collision happened late in the third period, when Mark Giordano tripped Joonas Donskoi, sending the Sharks forward crashing into Ramo. The veteran netminder stayed down for a while before requiring help off the ice, and was immediately replaced by Jonas Hiller.
Ramo’s loss will hurt the Flames. He did well this year to rebound from getting waived — followed by a brief stint in the minors — and played some pretty good hockey in December and January, posting a .919 save percentage.
In a related move to the Ramo injury, the Flames recalled Joni Ortio from AHL Stockton on Friday.