With Hamilton and Stone hurt, Flames recall d-man prospect

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Last night’s big 5-0 win over Montreal cost the Flames dearly, as blueliners Dougie Hamilton and Michael Stone were lost to injury.

But that loss is Rasmus Andersson‘s gain.

On Friday, Calgary announced it has recalled Andersson from AHL Stockton, meaning his NHL debut could come tomorrow when the Flames take on the Jets in Winnipeg.

Andersson, 20, was the club’s second-round pick (53rd overall) at the ’15 draft and has fared very well in his first pro campaign. After spending the last two years with OHL Barrie he’s burst onto the American League scene this season, and leads all Heat blueliners with 22 points through 50 games.

As for Hamilton and Stone, their injuries don’t appear to be long-term in nature:

Even if one of them goes tomorrow, Andersson could still get his shot — another Flames d-man, Brett Kulak, is also dealing with injury.