Moss and Glencross Hurt? Ru-roh!

 

According to our very own Pat Steinberg, the Flames were without Curtis Glencross at the morning skate today. What’s worse is the fact that David Moss left in the middle of the practice, apparently hurt.

Of course, we certainly don’t know the extent of these potential injuries so it’s probably useless to speculate. That said, the Flames have 11 games left on the sched and probably need 7 wins to secure a playoff spot. Losing Moss and Glencross for any length of time at this point would be…uh…not good*, so let’s just hope this is standard maintenance stuff.

*ironic aside – hard to believe that the Flames post-season hopes might ride on a pair of guys worth less cumulatively under the cap than Steve Staios alone, isn’t it?

Also, Pat…that twitter background has simply got to go. Makes me want to stab my own eyes out Oedipus Rex style (but for purely esthetic reasons).

UPDATE – Via Pat in the comments (with editorial comment added)

– Moss is indeed hurt and unlikely to play tomorrow (doh! That’s what we get for singing his praises).

– Glencross was out due to the birth of his child (Good news on all fronts. Congrats Scoreface).

– Jokinen was down with the flu (I always wonder if it’s really the flu, or it’s catch-all for just about anything from food poisoning to alcohol poisoning). Probably means he’ll be a GTD tomorrow.

– Modin out with for "maintenance" (no surprise given his extensive injury history. No big loss either given his play so far).

 

  • everton fc

    A few things… as I’ve been out of the loop the past few days.

    1. Saw Bouma on the ice Saturday v. Canucks. Who sat?

    2. Could Feaster’s tenure hinge on his inability to pick up real insurance during the trade deadline? True, we didn’t have a lot to move… But could/would a different GM had more success (Bergfors, for example, was available. What would he have cost? Same with Rivet – could he have added come depth? Ditto Boynton??)

    3. If Moss is down… Who moves to the 1st line pivot spot? Backlund? And who plays centre on the fourth line?? Interesting questions…

    4. Modin – has he looked at all effective? and is Carson that bad???

    Still… I think this group will find ways to win. Sutter and the coaching staff have earned their keep. They’ve done a spectacular job with this group, many no more than cast-aways and also-rans…

    • 1.) It was in stead of Modin, which should answer question #4 as well.

      2.) No idea. It may depend on how the team does down the stretch and how that success or failure is viewed in light of his inactivity. At least he didn’t stupid things like acquire Steve Staios or Ales Kotalik I guess.

      3.) I suspect Tanguay will move back to center and Bourque will move up.

      • everton fc

        Unless Modin was also hurt? Was he at practice?? He’s a fragile body. When I heard we signed him, I assumed he’d pull up lame at some point during the stretch run.

        Makes the Conroy decision look like a possible gaffe, as well. These are Feasters first three moves, “in charge”…

  • Hopefully these injuries aren’t bad. I remember 2008-2009 when injuries cost us a division title and this year I hope it doesn’t cost us a playoff spot.

    97 points will definately get us in, 96 we could be on the edge because of the tiebreaker. The make or break part of the season will be the California trip. If we can get 4 points out of 6 from California I think we make the playoffs. And we also need to win ALL of our games against Colorado, St.Louis and Edmonton. Thoughts?