Calgary Flames Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Jagr assisted on Calgary's only goal and finished at a plus-1 in Thursday's loss to Carolina.
Impact: For the first time in his four games, Jagr played right wing on the Flames' top line with Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau. Jagr now has a point in back-to-back games after failing to get one in his first two. The 45-year-old nearly recorded his first goal with Calgary, but Scott Darling made a terrific glove save on his shot near the net.
News: Smith stopped 31 shots in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Hurricanes.
Impact: The 35-year-old played well following a four-day break. Smith has started all seven of Calgary's games in his first season with the team and has a solid .930 save percentage.
News: Monahan scored Calgary's only goal and finished at a plus-1 in Thursday's loss to Carolina.
Impact: Monahan has scored four goals in his last five games and is a plus-4 over the past four.
News: Kulak has been a healthy scratch all seven games this season.
Impact: The 22-year-old defenseman suited up for 21 games in 2016-17, so it's likely he'll eventually draw into the lineup. The Calgary blue line is among the best in the league, and with Kulak profiling as more of a depth defenseman at this stage of his career, he's unlikely to carve out a big enough role to be a serviceable fantasy asset in the majority of settings.
News: Bartkowski received just 11:30 if ice time during Thursday's 2-1 loss to Carolina.
Impact: The depth defenseman has averaged only 12:05 of ice time for the season, and he's now posted a minus-1 rating in each of the past three games. Bartkowski has failed to register a point through seven outings, and his five shots, 11 hits and six blocked shots aren't moving the fantasy needle, either.
News: Hamilton was a healthy scratch for Thursday's 2-1 loss to Carolina.
Impact: Hamilton has only suited up for one game this season, and while he registered an assist in the contest, he found himself right back in the press box Thursday. The 25-year-old forward projects to remain off the fantasy radar in most settings.
News: Backlund failed to register a point for the third consecutive game during Thursday's 2-1 loss to Carolina.
Impact: Following a breakout, 53-point showing in 2016-17, Backlund has struggled to duplicate last season's success with just two goals and three points through the first seven games this year. The center is a key cog for the Flames and is usually matched up against the opponent's best scorers, so his role isn't ideal for fantasy purposes. Still, with an average of 18:47 of ice time per game (including 2:20 on the power play), Backlund is in position to turn the corner sooner than later.