Calgary Rookie Sven Bartchi will get his first taste of NHL action as the Flames pre-season gets kicked off tonight for the Calgary Flames.

They will have split squad games going on at the Saddledome, and out in Vancouver as well against the Canucks.

At home, Rene Bourque, Matt Stajan, Alex Tanguay and Lee Stempniak will take to the ice, while in Vancouver, Sven Bartchi, Jay Bouwmeester, Mikal Backlund and Curtis Glenncross take on the nucks.

Jarome Iginla looks to be out of the line up for both games due to back spasms.

Miikka Kiprusoff starts in Calgary, Leland Irving gets the start in Vancouver.

Games times are 7PM in Calgary, 8PM local time in Vancouver.