Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald is reporting that Ales Kotalik has once again been sent to Abbotsford. The $3M boat anchor had a nice game against the Oilers upon his return, but has been noticeably invisible since.
The only reason to send Kotalik down is that one of the more expensive regulars is healthy. Vicki therefore suggests the game against the Blues on Friday may be Daymond Langkow’s long-awaited return. While there’s been a lot of bad news for the Flames this season, a healthy Langkow would be a happy occasion, even if he isn’t quite game ready. Langkow is a great option on the ice, but it’s an even better story from a basic, human angle given the severity of his injury.
We’ll save the potential congratulations and celebrations until the news in confirmed…for now, revel in the Kotalik song!