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Matthew Phillips out month to month with fractured knee cap

Bad news for one of the Calgary Flames’ top prospects. Stockton Heat forward Matthew Phillips, currently tied for seventh in American Hockey League scoring, is out month to month with a fractured knee cap.

Phillips, 21, is in the second year of his entry-level contract with the Flames. As a rookie he had a respectable 38 points in 65 games for the Heat. This season he’s put up 30 points in 28 games and earned his first NHL recall, though he didn’t play.

It’s a big disappointment, but hopefully Phillips has a full recovery as he could be valuable for either the Flames or Heat in their respective post-season pushes.