Flames can’t escape injuries
SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency
|Calgary Flames winter, Blake Comeau, was injured Friday in Anaheim. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency)
Add two more to the M.A.S.H. unit.
The Calgary Flames played with just 10 forwards for the majority of Sunday’s matinee loss to the Dallas Stars.
Wingers Blake Comeau, who was injured Friday in Anaheim, and Lance Bouma, who took an awkward tumble into the boards during Sunday’s game, are the two latest casualties.
Flames coach Brent Sutter said he and GM Jay Feaster decided against calling up a player prior to the 3-2 shootout loss to the Stars.
That strategy will change Monday.
“We talked about it on the plane,” Sutter said. “But it has to do with the CBA and recalls and emergency recalls.
“Jay asked if I wanted someone called up and I felt with the type of game it was, if we could use our top six forwards a bit more, we’d be better off than bringing up a guy who’s going to play four or five minutes.
“Now, we’re definitely going to have to call guys up. But we’re in an emergency situation now, instead of a straight recall situation.”
The Flames’ playoff hopes are also in an emergency situation after Sunday’s setback, the club’s seventh shootout loss of the season.
Sutter was forced to move defenceman T.J. Brodie up to the wing during the final two periods.
Comeau injured his shoulder when he missed a hit Friday night in Anaheim and is listed as day-to-day.
Bouma crashed into the boards and was wobbly as he headed to the dressing room two minutes into the second period against the Stars.
He did not return and Sutter said he would miss at least the next game.
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