Dustin Wolf Officially Re-Called to the Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames, Dustin Wolf
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After all of the talk at the trade deadline about getting Dustin Wolf more time in the NHL, it appears he's going to do so, just not in the way that many expected. On Tuesday ahead of a home showdown with the Colorado Avalanche, the Calgary Flames officially re-called Dustin Wolf from the AHL, revealing that Jacob Markstrom would be day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

The 22-year old is seen as the future of the Flames organization, and he has been absolutely stellar in the AHL once again in 2023-24, proving that he should be getting significant reps in the NHL this season. In his 35 starts this season with the Calgary Wranglers, Wolf has put together a 20-11-3 record with a 2.43 GAA and a .923 save percentage, with four shutouts following an impressive 7 a season ago.

It's unlikely that he gets the start on Tuesday against the Avalanche, but with Noah Hanifin returning to town on Thursday with the Vegas Golden Knights, it would give the young goaltender a chance against one of the best teams in the NHL. The Flames are likely to update Markstrom's situation soon, and if he's out for any significant time, this is the best chance for Calgary to get an extended look at Wolf at the top level, with the hopes they he can have plenty of success before he one day takes over as the starter.