Ortio will not be receiving a qualifying offer from the Flames, making him a free agent, James Mirtle of TSN reports. Ortio will officially become a free agent July 1. The 25-year-old made 22 appearances in net for the Flames this past season while managing a .902 save percentage with a 2.76 GAA.
Ortio saved 24 of 27 shots in Thursday's 7-3 victory over Vancouver. Ortio thought he had a game on his hands after the first period ended 2-2, but then Calgary's offense surprisingly exploded. With that type of production, the 24-year-old may have picked up a few more wins this year (he's at seven now) despite the .902 save percentage on the season. Disappointment and inconsistency haunts Ortio's campaign, although it's been a limited one.
Ortio will start in goal for the team's home finale Thursday against Vancouver, Roger Millions of Sportsnet Calgary reports. Thursday will mark Ortio's 22nd appearance of the 2015-16, something that the Flames likely didn't envision prior to the season. The team entered the season with three goalies on one-way deals, and only Karri Ramo had what could be recognized as a semblance of a successful season. When Ramo went down for the year with a knee injury, a bulk of the Flames' goaltending duties fell on Ortio, and he has largely disappointed. Ortio's overall inconsistency makes him a difficult play in any fantasy format.
Ortio allowed five goals on 26 shots in a 5-4 loss to the Kings on Tuesday. Ortio is now 0-3-0 against the Kings on the season, as he has just not been able to get over that Los Angeles hump. The loss now puts him at 2-3-0 in his last five starts. This game was just another poor showing in what has been a largely lackluster season for the 24-year-old.
Ortio gets the starting nod against the Kings on Tuesday, Aaron Vickers of NHL.com reports. Ortio will make his third consecutive start coming off his first shutout of the season. On the year, the netminder has put together a middling performance as he has registered a 6-9-4 record with a .908 save percentage. Given his inconsistency this season, you may want to look elsewhere for a goalie in your fantasy lineups.
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