Report: Flames place goaltender Ramo on waivers

Karri Ramo, who was the Calgary Flames' opening-night starting goaltender, was waived by the team on Wednesday.

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The Calgary Flames have altered their goaltending carousel by placing Karri Ramo on waivers Wednesday, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

Jonas Hiller (1-2-0, 3.71 goals-against average) is expected to receive the bulk of the work with Joni Ortio to serve as the team’s backup. The 24-year-old Ortio has yet to make his season debut for the Flames (1-5-0), who are mired in the bottom of the Pacific Division after advancing to the second round of the playoffs in 2014-15.

Calgary coach Bob Hartley told reporters earlier this week that he was "sick and tired of the musical chairs" involving his netminders.

Three became two with the departure of Ramo, who limped out of the gate with an 0-3-0 mark and 4.37 goals-against average. The 29-year-old Finn yielded four goals on 18 shots before being relieved in a 6-2 setback to the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.

Ramo fared significantly better in his first two seasons in Calgary, notching a 32-24-7 mark with four shutouts in 74 appearances. He owns a 43-48-17 career record with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Flames.