The Calgary Flames netminder will replace Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings because of a nagging injury that will force him to miss the All-Star festivities.

“To be mentioned with the best players in the world and to play in a game like that is a special honour and something I don’t take lightly,” Smith told reporters after their 2-1 loss at the hands of the Kings Wednesday.

“The boys have been asking me if we’re going to the All-Star Game and I’ve had to tell them ‘No, you don’t go every single season.’ It was nice to pick them up from school yesterday and tell them I got the invite and am going to Tampa.”