Moving out of his pad temporarily with roommate Dustin Boyd fighting the flu, Eric Nystrom did manage to do his good buddy a favour.
"He brought me some soup one day -- left it outside of the house," Boyd said with a laugh as he recalled having to leave his bed and retrieve the care package, which included water, Gatorade and chicken noodle soup in a can.
"I didn't go in that place," said Nystrom, who for a few days moved into a house just around the corner with David Moss, his wife, and their new puppy. "The door was closed. I just put it on the front handle of the door, rang the doorbell and then left."
Texting Boyd to let him know the food was there, Nystrom went back to playing with the puppy and eating the Moss' family food.
Boyd, meanwhile, managed to microwave one of the two soups, the other leaked.
Feeling better now, Boyd suited up with the rest of his Flames teammates yesterday for the first time since coming down with the flu bug Sunday after their big win over the Edmonton Oilers. He said he never got tested for H1N1.
"Today, I feel pretty good," said Boyd, who woke up with a little cough Sunday morning. "I woke up not feeling very well. By Sunday night, it was like a normal flu -- cough, fever, chills, body ache and headache, that kind of stuff."
At practice, Boyd had two water bottles labelled just for him yesterday. He says he's ready to play tonight against the Red Wings.
"I was ready Wednesday," said Boyd.
Nystrom got the all-clear from team doctors to head home Thursday.