Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom making a save
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BREAKING: Jacob Markstrom's Fate Has Been Confirmed

Published February 29, 2024 at 3:46 PM

The Calgary Flames have been in sell mode all season. This continued last night when the team traded defenseman Chris Tanev to the Dallas Stars. However, new reports today suggest the team will be holding onto one important player.

Flames Unwilling To Trade Markstrom

One player many assumed the Flames would be trading this year is goaltender Jacob Markstrom. However, NHL insider David Pagnotta just reported that the team now plans on holding onto him for the remainder of the season. Notably, Markstrom still has two years left on his contract after this one.

Further to this, the Devils tried to circle back but the #Flames are telling people they now plan on keeping Markstrom for the rest of this season.

Other reporters have also come out backing up Pagnotta's initial story. The 34-year-old netminder certainly seems to be staying in Calgary, at least for the rest of the season.

Sounds like the #flames are going to hang onto Jacob Markstrom.

They want to send the right message to the team.

Markstrom has a 2.54 goals-against-average this season and a .914 save percentage, both very respectable numbers, especially given how poor the Flames have been this season. Be sure to stay tuned to see if the team changes their mind about the netminder.
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BREAKING: Jacob Markstrom's Fate Has Been Confirmed

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