Bourque's Back

Pat Steinberg
October 18 2010 02:21PM

CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 20: Rene Bourque #17 of the Calgary Flames celebrates his second-period goal with teammate Jim Vandermeer #4 against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 20, 2009 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

The theme of good news continues on your Monday at FlamesNation.  First we're giving away bar money, second we're talking about 14 goals in nine games, and now we're talking about the return of Rene Bourque to Flames practice this morning.

Bourque was skating with the fourth line group of Craig Conroy, Stefan Meyer and Brett Sutter, wearing a purple jersey as opposed to the yellow "no contact jersey". 

His return comes eight days after suffering a "potential head injury" against the LA Kings last Sunday night, an injury many believed to be a concussion.  He had trouble leaving the ice after the collision with LA's Kevin Westgarth and hadn't been seen skating until today.

Bourque was asked if he could play against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night, but seemed to think he might be ready near the end of the three game road trip instead.  Head Coach Brent Sutter said Bourque might be a gametime decision for Tuesday, however. 

Sutter says Bourque has been cleared to play.

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#2 icedawg_42
October 18 2010, 02:28PM
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yeah - he's sleeping with the enemy these days.

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#3 Kent Wilson
October 18 2010, 02:31PM
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icedawg_42 wrote:

yeah - he's sleeping with the enemy these days.

To be fair to Vandy, it's not by his choice. Also, he's been pretty terrible for them (aside from assisting on the THE GOAL of course), so maybe he's trying to bring them down (moreso) from the inside.

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#4 icedawg_42
October 18 2010, 02:40PM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

To be fair to Vandy, it's not by his choice. Also, he's been pretty terrible for them (aside from assisting on the THE GOAL of course), so maybe he's trying to bring them down (moreso) from the inside.

Kinda like what Staios is trying to do to us?

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#6 Section 216
October 18 2010, 04:21PM
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We call him Jim, they call him James.

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#7 Canucks Suck
October 18 2010, 05:49PM
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icedawg_42 wrote:

Kinda like what Staios is trying to do to us?

AHAHAHAHA YES

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#8 Canucks Suck
October 18 2010, 05:50PM
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Pat Steinberg wrote:

It's all because he can't wear #4. Stupid Taylor Hall stealing his number.

They can't all be players of Jims caliber

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#9 marty
October 18 2010, 08:34PM
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jim he's a bum he should just quit he will never make it. uhhhm actually that should be staios. send him to abby

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