Valimaki will miss six to nine months with a torn ACL.
The Flames D-depth took a hit in August when Valimaki suffered a torn ACL. Michael Stone was signed on Wednesday to help fill that void. Stone and Oscar Kylington will likely battle for the sixth spot to open the 2020 season. Best case scenario, Valimaki returns late in the season and is ready for the playoffs.
Valimaki is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.
Valimaki missed Sunday’s game in Arizona and is expected to miss at least a couple of weeks with a lower-body injury. With Valimaki and Michael Stone out, Oliver Kylington is expected to remain in the Flames lineup moving forward.
Source: @NHLFlames 11/27/18, 2:52 pm EST
Valimaki (lower-body) will not play on Sunday.
Source: @NHLFlames 11/25/18, 2:40 pm EST
Valimaki is expected to be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Valimaki has one goal and 11 shots on goal in nine games with the Flames this season. With Travis Hamonic (face) ready to return tonight, Valimaki will be a healthy scratch for the first time this season.
The Flames select Juuso Valimaki with the 16th overall pick.
Valimaki is a mobile defenseman that oozes with offensive ability. The Finnish blueliner piled up 61 points (19G / 42A) in 60 games with the Tri-City Americans—good for fourth on the team. He’ll bring a lot of high-octane offence to the Flames blueline in the future.