After the OT loss against Montreal on Jan 18, I ragged on Pardy for a couple of brain farts that cost us goals, and suggested that he be scratched against Minnesota the following night. A few of you came quickly to his defense and rightly suggested that it would be a bad coaching move to deny him opportunity to grow given his progress this year. I've been watching him closely since, and I think he's been one of the Flames' most improved players from last year's crew.
Does anyone know the extent of his 'upper body injury' from last night? Prognosis? I sure hope he's not out. And if he is, I hope Mikkelson is a suitable replacement.