Really sucks. Him and Bourque have been the most consistant forwards all season and have played amazing the last couple weeks. Hopefully he is back really soon. It'll be interesting to see who they call up. Peters? Chucko? Greentree?
Flames LW Curtis Glencross (knee) practiced fully with his teammates on Friday (a first since his injury) but isn't likely to play Saturday. Next week, either Monday or Wednesday, is a more realistic target.
D Jim Vandermeer (ankle) and RW Brandon Prust (jaw) both skated before Friday's practice but their return will have to wait until the New Year.
LW Todd Bertuzzi (hip) skated in a full practice today.
His availability for Wednesday night is unclear. Game-time decision, is the word. His appearance would allow Jim Vandermeer to return to the blue line, his natural position.
Bertuzzi: "That was my first real skate in two weeks. You’ve got to be careful, making sure it’s not something that can linger. It’s something I’ve never had before, so it’s a little unusual for me. But it’s something we’ve been working hard off the ice to get it strong enough to get back and play."
Keenan: "Well, he’s improving. We’ll make the evaluation tomorrow. Certainly, he’s made some progress over the last few days. That was indicated by the fact that he was in a full practice today. The medical team will determine what the ultimate status of Todd is going to be."
LW Brandon Prust (jaw) skated by himself before practice.
While his teammates practised at the Saddledome on Thursday, winger Curtis (Glengarry) Glencross was visiting the doctor. Glencross took a shot off the skate during Wednesday's 5-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres and while he was able to finish the game, the pain persisted and further examination was requested.
Jim Vandermeer is back in a walking cast and on the Calgary Flames injured list.
“He’s trying to recover more completely from his ankle injury,” coach Mike Keenan said Sunday before the team boarded a charter flight to Denver. “He’s going to be out for a couple more weeks, just to give it more healing time."