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Flames place goaltender Vladar on IR, recall Wolf from AHL

Calgary Flames goaltender Dan Vladar makes a diving save during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, in Chicago. The Flames have placed Vladar on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Erin Hooley

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have placed goaltender Dan Vladar on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

In a corresponding move, the team recalled netminder Dustin Wolf from the American Hockey League's Calgary Wranglers.

Vladar hasn't seen game action since a Jan. 20 loss against the Edmonton Oilers. The 26-year-old dressed as Jakob Markstrom's backup on Thursday.

Vladar has a 7-7-0 record with an .888 save percentage and 3.27 goals-against average in 16 appearances with Calgary this season.

The 22-year-old Wolf is 18-7-2 with a .927 save percentage and 2.27 GAA in his third season in the AHL.

Wolf has started four of his five appearances for the Flames this season and is 1-2-1.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 9, 2024.

The Canadian Press

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