March 07 2016 09:55AM
In Saturday's game with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames defender Jakub Nakladal left mid-way through the second period after getting a stick under his visor and reportedly suffered some damage to his right eye.
While the extent of the damage is (obviously) unknown, it appears that he'll miss some time, as the Flames have recalled Tyler Wotherspoon from the American Hockey League's Stockton Heat (according to the AHL site's handy transactions page). Presumably the recall is on an emergency basis and he'll return to the AHL once Nakladal is good to go.
March 06 2016 10:00AM
It feels like we're writing variations of the same prospect report each month, because we keep talking about how great Barrie Colts forward Andrew Mangiapane and defender Rasmus Andersson have been playing. Because they keep putting up a ton of points, and they've been doing so for basically the entire season.
Here's how February shook out for the prospects.
March 05 2016 04:13PM
Today's game between the Calgary Flames and the Pittsburgh Penguins had all the excuses for the Flames to lose built into it. It was a road game, an afternoon game, the last game of a long road trip, and the team was facing the stacked Penguins squad that was desperate for points in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
But after a shaky first period, the Flames were full marks as they skated away and headed home with a well-earned 4-2 victory over the Penguins at Consol Energy Center this afternoon.
March 05 2016 03:22PM
If you're a regular reader of this site - and you better be if you're hanging around this late in the season - you probably know that we have a soft spot for Jakub Nakladal. He's a veteran who toiled in the American Hockey League playing quite well, waiting for an NHL audition. The suspension of Dennis Wideman opened that door, and Nakladal has played quite well over the past dozen games.
Unfortunately, his audition may be coming to an abrupt end, as he left today's game with the Pittsburgh Penguins mid-way through the second period after a stick caught him under the shield in his facial area.
Here is Nakladal's eye injury.— FlamesNation (@FlamesNation) March 5, 2016
It doesn't look good so we hope NakCity is okay :( pic.twitter.com/bq3uNhlnLv
No sign of #Flames D Jakub Nakladal as third period gets underway.— Wes Gilbertson (@WesGilbertson) March 5, 2016
March 05 2016 08:00AM
The Calgary Flames have lost 10 of their last 11 games, and every single one of their last seven games. They've lost each of the first three games of this road trip and now they head into the Steel City of Pittsburgh for an afternoon game against the Penguins as their final game of this trip.
The Penguins are five points up for the last wild-card spot in the East and desperately want in. The Flames? They're 29th overall. Let's just say it doesn't look good.
The puck drops at 1pm MT on Sportsnet West (with BOB COLE and Greg Millen) and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!