Stajan Out Indefinetely

Pat Steinberg
September 22 2010 02:37PM

SUNRISE, FL - FEBRUARY 5: Matt Stajan #18 of the Calgary Flames wiats for th epuck to be dropped by linesman Rody Vaughan #73 during the game against the Florida Panthers on February 5, 2010 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Flames defeated the Panthers 2-1. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames announced today forward Matt Stajan will be out indefinetely after suffering a seperated shoulder in a preseason game in Vancouver Tuesday night.  Stajan joins Daymond Langkow on the shelf, and both players don't have a set timetable to return at this time.

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Preseason Gameday Update - September 21st

Pat Steinberg
September 21 2010 01:12PM

PHILADELPHIA - MARCH 5: Olli Jokinen #21 and Jarome Iginla #12 of the Calgary Flames skate against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center March 5, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flames defeated the Flyers 5-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

As the Calgary Flames get set for the Vancouver Canucks in a split squad affair tonight, here's what we can tell you.  I think everybody gets the concept now, one game in Calgary (7 pm, FAN 960 and Sportsnet Flames) and one game in Vancouver (8 pm).  But we can also give you a little more as to what you'll see, specifically at the Dome this evening.

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Day 1 Training Camp Update

Pat Steinberg
September 18 2010 12:27PM

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 25: Forward Niklas Hagman #11 of the Calgary Flames skates with the puck against the New York Islanders during an NHL game at the Nassau Coliseum on March 25, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Training camp is officially underway at the Saddledome with on ice sessions starting Saturday morning.  Group A skated in the early session and consisted of mostly veterans with a few prospects mixed in.  The second group was the opposite with most prospects and a few vets sprinkled in.

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The Time is Now

Pat Steinberg
September 17 2010 07:15PM

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 24: 26th overall pick Leland Irving (C) of the Calgary Flames poses with team personal during the 2006 NHL Draft held at General Motors Place on June 24, 2006 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

It's not understating it to say Flames prospect goalies Leland Irving and Matt Keetley are both entering the most important season of their young pro careers.  A consistent and positive year for either or both players would obviously raise their stock within the organization.  However, another campaign similar to last year will bring them to a crossroads with the only pro organization they've ever known.  For both tenders, now is the time to impress.

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A Good Spot for TJ Brodie

Pat Steinberg
September 15 2010 04:57PM

OTTAWA, ON - JUNE 21:  114th overall pick, T.J. Brodie of the Calgary Flames poses for a portrait at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft at Scotiabank Place on June 21, 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames prospect getting the most buzz coming out of Vancouver's Young Stars tournament seems to be blueliner TJ Brodie.  The 2008 fourth round draft pick has shown an impressive skill set in two games so far, and has done a nice job building on the mild buzz he garnered after a nice OHL season with the Saginaw Spirit and Barrie Colts.  But with a glut of defenceman already signed by the Calgary Flames, his chances of cracking the big roster are slim.  And that's a good thing as he continues to develop.

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