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.
Both Pardy and Bourque were injured in Sunday’s 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings, and neither returned to game action. The Bourque one is a little troubling, with a history of concussions already following him, not to mention his importance to the teams offensive exploits. The loss of Pardy will mean the return of either Steve Staios or Cory Sarich to the Flames lineup.
Calgary also updated the status on a few of their previously injured players, including forward Matt Stajan. He suffered a seperated shoulder in the preseason and is now listed week-to-week in his recovery. In the news release, we also got our first confirmation that both Daymond Langkow and Ryan Stone are on Long Term Injured Reserve. Ales Kotalik was placed on LTI last week, but nothing official had been released regarding Langkow (neck) and Stone (knee).