DUCKS AT CALGARY FLAMES
When: Tuesday, 6 p.m. PST.
On the air: TV: Prime; Radio: 830
Update: Defenseman Cam Fowler has a sprained knee and how long he will be sidelined will be determined later in the week, the Ducks announced. Fowler appeared to get his leg caught against the boards in a hip check by Philadelphia’s Radko Gudas on Sunday. He leads the Ducks in ice time, and his absence will likely open the door for Shea Theodore to make his NHL debut.
Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said Monday that “there’s a good chance” that Theodore will play on the three-game trip after being recalled for the third time this season. Theodore, 20, is an offensive defenseman with 16 points in 27 games with the San Diego Gulls, and he feels ready for the challenge.
“I’m just happy to be here, but it’s obviously awesome if you get into the lineup, and hopefully I’m able to do that,” Theodore said.
The Ducks extended their 11-year home winning streak against the Flames to 21 games on Nov. 24, but Calgary has won a franchise record 11 straight at Scotiabank Saddledome. Flames wing Johnny Gaudreau has five goals in two games and was tied for second in the NHL with five game-winning goals through Sunday.