Conroy doesn't think injury is serious

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:44 AM ET

Waiting for news on his mysteriously injured knee, Craig Conroy was confident it was nothing serious.

The Flames centre had an MRI yesterday morning before a workout on the bike and a followup checkup, but didn't think he'd be out for an extended stretch.

"I don't think it's going to be that long, honestly. It's not like a ligament where I feel pain. There's swelling there, so it's stiff, and other than that, I don't really know what's wrong with it," said Conroy.

The 37-year-old isn't even sure how he was injured in the first period of Saturday's 3-1 win in Phoenix.

"That's the most frustrating thing," he said. "You sit there the whole period and you're thinking, 'What did I do? Where could I possibly have hurt it?' "

He went to take off and realized something was wrong.

"To have it swell that quickly, I was a little nervous."

GREAT ONE FOR RHETTSKY

Rhett Warrener was the only player to have his name on the back of a black practice jersey yesterday.

It read 'Top Shelf' -- a nickname bestowed on him by a teammate after the rearguard scored his first goal of the season Saturday in Phoenix. The culprit seems to be tough guy Eric Godard.

"The funny thing about Godard, you couldn't get a peep out of him last year," said Warrener. "This year, he's the funny guy."

Warrener joked about the Flames' stellar winning percentage following the win, but admitted yesterday he is surprised by the stats.

Since joining the Flames in 2003-04, the team is 6-4-1 when Warrener scores.

MOSS FIRING AGAIN

David Moss skated with his teammates yesterday and scored the last goal of an up-tempo scrimmage drill.

"That was nice. I should've got the puck, I think," he joked. "One of the few this year."

Moss re-injured his ankle Feb. 15, but is hoping to return soon.


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