Kotalik, Moss out Indefinetely

Pat Steinberg
October 02 2010 01:16PM

CHICAGO - APRIL 16:  David Moss #25 of the Calgary Flames celebrates after he scored a first period goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 16, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The injury woes continue for the Calgary Flames, and as many expected, it wasn't great news Saturday afternoon when the team announced forwards David Moss and Ales Kotalik would be out indefinetely with seperate injuries.  Moss left Friday's 5-1 preseason win over Edmonton with a shoulder injury while Kotalik left later on with a knee injury.

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Flames Comparables - Part 3

Kent Wilson
October 02 2010 09:34AM

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 28: Jay Bouwmeester #4 of the Calgary Flames in action during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on January 28, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Flames 3-2 in an overtime shootout. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

 

(In this final part of the series, Robert Vollman takes a look at the Flames offensive defensemen)

Jay Bouwmeester, 27

When Calgary made a 25-year-old Bouwmeester one of the highest paid defensemen in the league last year, the Flames were hoping for a potential Norris contender, while Bouwmeester was hoping to see the first post-season action of his career.  They were both sorely disappointed.  After 167 points over 4 full post-lockout seasons in Florida, Bouwmeester managed just 29 points – will he bounce back this year, or did the Flames accidentally find their own Wade Redden?

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Pre-Season Post-game #6 - Easy Pickings

Robert Cleave
October 01 2010 11:13PM

 

Calgary Flames' Jarome Iginla and Edmonton Oilers' Jim Vandermeer collide during the first period of their NHL pre-season hockey game in Edmonton October 1, 2010.  REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

 

 

Normally, I take considerable satisfaction in a Flame victory over the Grease, even in pre-season. I won't throw the win tonight back or anything, but the quality of the opposition tonight was poor enough that the injuries Calgary suffered are much more noteworthy.

 

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Preseason Game No. 6: I forget the clever name I came up with

Ryan Lambert
October 01 2010 06:21PM



This is the closest thing to an NHL roster Calgary will ice this preseason, so why not enjoy it?

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Preseason Gameday Update - October 1st

Pat Steinberg
October 01 2010 01:52PM

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 25: Goalie Miikka Kiprusoff #34 of the Calgary Flames 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)

For the first time this preseason, the Calgary Flames take on the Edmonton Oilers with both teams still unbeaten in exhibition action (7 pm, Rogers Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960).  It's a game that could be looked at as a dress rehearsal for both teams, with close-to opening day rosters being iced on both sides.

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