FGD: Bring in the Reinforcements

Pat Steinberg
October 14 2010 01:10PM

WASHINGTON - MARCH 28: Alexander Semin #28 of the Washington Capitals is knocked to the ice by Matt Stajan #18 of the Calgary Flames on March 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

As depressing as it's been seeing the constant stream of Flames players to the infirmary, the team gets some good news tonight in game three of the regular season.  That comes in the form of Matt Stajan, who will in fact make his season debut for Calgary tonight against the Florida Panthers (7:30 pm, Sportsnet Flames and The Fan 960).  Steve Staios also makes his season debut for the Flames.

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In the Nick of Time?

Pat Steinberg
October 12 2010 01:47PM

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 25: Forward Matt Stajan #18 of the Calgary Flames waits for a face off 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)

One day after his injury status was upgraded to week-to-week, Calgary Flames forward Matt Stajan was back on the ice taking part in full practice this morning.  He traded in the yellow "no contact" jersey for a regular, black practice jersey and seems to be very close to making a full return to the Flames lineup.

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Quick Injury Update

Pat Steinberg
October 11 2010 06:05PM

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 07:  Rene Bourque #17 of the Calgary Flames skates against the New York Rangers on December 7, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Flames defeated the Rangers 3-0.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in FlamesNation.  It's been a busy holiday Monday, with the earlier news of Flames defenceman Staffan Kronwall opting to return to Europe. and now the latest injury news regarding the team.  Calgary defenceman Adam Pardy will be out indefinetely with a shoulder injury, while forward Rene Bourque is day-to-day with a head injury.

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Kronwall Returns to Sweden

Pat Steinberg
October 11 2010 02:05PM

CALGARY, CANADA - OCTOBER 31: Staffan Kronwall #8 of the Calgary Flames makes his way to the ice for warm-up prior to their game against the Detroit Red Wings on October 31, 2009 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Red Wings defeated the Flames 3-1. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)


Calgary Flames and Abbotsford Heat defenceman Staffan Kronwall has opted to end his tenure with the American Hockey League's Heat, and instead return to his home club in Sweden.  It's a decision that comes with the blessing of both teams, and is probably mutually beneficial for both sides.

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Postgame: That's Better

Pat Steinberg
October 10 2010 09:28PM

Calgary Flames' Curtis Glencross (20) scores on Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier during the second period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

Well, that's a whole lot better.  After Calgary's 4-0 loss on the road in Edmonton, the Flames looked a whole lot better Sunday in their home opener, a 3-1 win over the LA Kings.  Curtis Glencross scored goal #1 on the season, shorthanded to boot, and Calgary rode a strong performance from Miikka Kiprusoff in net en route to the win.

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