Recent Flames Injury Could Speed Up Their Potential Trade Process

Published December 5, 2023 at 12:13

This recent Calgary Flames injury could speed up their process for a trade, as they will need to fill in the hole in their roster quickly.

Markstrom Injury Could Speed Up Potential Flames Trade

The Calgary Flames are actively on the trade market this season, looking to sell to the highest bidders in an attempt to start their rebuild and get long-term assets for the gaggle of UFAs they have on their roster.

Now, they could be forced to speed up this process in order to find a replacement for goaltender Jakob Markstrom, who was injured today during practice.

Per @salimvalji G Markstrom took a puck to an unprotected part under his blocker, from experience those can be tricky. Perhaps @NHLFlames recall G Wolf 🐺 from @AHLWranglers.

It was also reported that the injury was pretty gruesome, with blood pouring from Markstrom's hand as he skated off the ice.

Plenty of blood pouring from what appeared to be Markstrom's finger.

With their starting goaltender appearing to be out for a little bit of time, the question becomes whether or not Calgary will look to make a trade to shore up their goaltending.

Flames Still Have the Assets To Make A Trade for a Goaltender Happen

The Calgary Flames, despite already trading away Nikita Zadorov and Tyler Toffoli, still have assets that they are actively shopping on the trade market. Both Chris Tanev and Noah Hanifin have been heavily rumoured as potential trade targets.

If the Flames don't trade Tanev soon he might not make it to the deadline with all his limbs still attached

The biggest question becomes if the Flames will switch their plans of trading for long-term assets like picks and prospects for a more short-term plan to replace Markstrom while he is injured. They need to be careful not to make a shortsighted decision.

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