The Calgary Flames are without their captain and alternate captain. Now teams are apparently calling about their remaining letter-wearing player.
With Mark Giordano out on the injured reserve and Curtis Glencross traded to Washington, reports are that the Pittsburgh Penguins have called about defenseman Kris Russell. Roger Millions of Sportsnet reported this morning that the Penguins had asked about blueliners.
Penguins beat writer Jason Mackey narrowed it down.
Hearing interest from Penguins on Flames D Kris Russell. Well-liked in Calgary, though, and team might not want to move him.
— Jason Mackey (@Mackey_Trib) March 2, 2015
I’d rank this as a very low-chance move. Russell is popular in the room, wears a letter and is a favourite of Flames coach Bob Hartley – plus he’s the team’s third-best defenseman, and fourth place (Dennis Wideman) isn’t close. The team would need to garner a proverbial king’s ransom in order to justify sending him away.