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Noodles likely cooked

STEVE MACFARLANE, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:22 AM ET

DETROIT -- Only the NHL's disciplinarians know for sure what happens next.

But it's likely the Calgary Flames have already made calls to cover for potential suspensions to backup goaltender Jamie McLennan and centre Daymond Langkow.

There are enough bodies on the current roster to fill in for Langkow but one of the Omaha Knights netminders could be sitting on the bench for McLennan tonight.

McLennan lost his cool just seconds after entering the fray for a beleagured Miikka Kiprusoff late in the 5-1 loss at Joe Louis Arena yesterday. The veteran backup whacked a pesky Johan Franzen a couple of times during play and was being assessed a minor for slashing before going overboard with a post-whistle two-hander to the Red Wings sophomore's midsection.

Receiving a game misconduct and a major for the move, McLennan also earned an automatic review.

The Knights are currently enjoying their first appearance in the AHL playoffs and starting goaltender Curtis McElhinney is their backbone. He earned a win in the opener of their first-round series against the Iowa Stars Friday but may be sitting on the pine in the big leagues tonight in Calgary for Game 6.

With the Knights playing in Iowa Monday and Wednesday, Calgary product Brent Krahn is also an option.

The Flames were in transit last night, heading home for tonight's critical matchup and were unavailable for comment on what measures they might take.


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