Calgary goaltending prospect Artyom Zagidulin should soon have an opportunity to get in some game action as Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL announced that they have a preliminary loan agreement in place with the Flames.
The 25-year-old made his debut in North America last season, suiting up in 30 games with AHL Stockton after signing with Calgary as an undrafted free agent in April of 2019. His numbers weren’t the greatest with a 3.07 GAA and a .898 SV% but he showed enough for the Flames to hand him a one-year deal back in June.
Zagidulin will be going to a familiar environment as Magnitogorsk is his hometown and has played in their system growing up. It was his performance with them back in 2018-19 (1.96 GAA, .924 SV% in 25 games) that got him on the NHL radar to begin with and now he’ll try to use this as a springboard to a better sophomore year in Calgary’s system.