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.
Head Coach Brent Sutter says Mikael Backlund will move to Stajan’s spot centering the second line for the time being, so we should see that look for the first time Saturday night when the Flames host the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The other injury update came in the form of prospect forward John Armstrong, who was struck by a puck last night in Calgary. He’s been evaluated and is now awaiting word from the Flames medical staff. Forward Niklas Hagman along with defencemen John Negrin and Matt Pelech sat out practice today, for what the team is calling maintenance reasons.