Duo won't get a do-over

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 10:21 AM ET

Three games, two goals and one breakup for the Calgary Flames much-hyped dynamic duo.

With their inauspicious start to the season, Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay were split apart in yesterday's practice and will play on different lines against the Ottawa Senators Thursday night in the Nation's Capital.

Taking the left-wing spot on the new top line with Iginla and Daymond Langkow was Kristian Huselius, while Tanguay moved to the second unit with Matthew Lombardi and Chuck Kobasew.

Tony Amonte switched spots with Kobasew, skating alongside fellow vets Stephane Yelle and Jeff Friesen.

"Right now, you're moving players around hoping something works, instead of moving players around to complement each other," said head coach Jim Playfair. "What we have to do is get our whole team game up to a higher level. I don't think we have enough, I know we don't have enough, players at a higher level."

Iginla and Tanguay aren't alone in that boat. It's not a stretch to say every player on the roster hasn't given enough, seeing as the Flames have only scored four goals and boast a miserable 1-for-25 powerplay mark.

Tanguay took the reponsibility for his lack of production but knows he and Iginla could be reunited before long.

"We've got to look at ourself first and see what we need to do better to help this team.

I know what I have to do," he said. "It doesn't really matter who you play with, you just have to do it."

INCHING BACK:

Defenceman Rhett Warrener is practising more but still has not been cleared for contact, meaning a return to the lineup Thursday in Ottawa against the Senators is unlikely.

"I don't know when I'm gonna play but I'm very optimistic it'll be on this trip. I'd be very disappointed if

I didn't play," he said.


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