Turek injured the knee while attempting to stop a shot by Ales
Kotalik 1:33 into the first period of Saturday's 2-0 loss at
Buffalo. He played the rest of the way with stiffness in the
An MRI revealed that Turek has a sprained ligament.
Turek, 33, is 0-2 with a 3.38 goals-against average this
season -- his third with the Flames since being acquired from
the St. Louis Blues. He was forced to leave a game on October
11 against San Jose when Alyn McCauley crashed the crease and
accidentally kneed Turek in the head.
Jamie McLennan, who is 2-0 with a shutout this season, replaces
Turek as the starter.
The Flames recalled goaltender Dan Sabourin from Lowell of the
American Hockey League to back up McLennan.
A native of the Czech Republic, Turek is 57-57-20 and a 2.55
goals-against average and nine shutouts over the previous two
seasons with Calgary.