Jarome Iginla's contract negotiations with Flames will be quiet

Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency)

Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:04 AM ET

CALGARY - Jarome Iginla and the Calgary Flames will talk contract.

Just no longer about it publicly.

Iginla and Flames GM Jay Feaster used Day 1 of training camp to address the contract status of the face of the franchise, but said they won’t do it again the rest of the season — unless, of course, a new deal is done.

“I don’t want it to be a distraction to the team, to myself. We have a goal and a mission. We’ve been out of the playoffs three years, with a shortened, intense season, we don’t need a distraction,” said Iginla, who didn’t skate Sunday due to a groin strain. “I believe in this organization and this team.

I believe we can be a very good team.

“My preference would be to play here on a great team and win. I think we can do that. My focus is going to be on helping this team to the playoffs and ultimately win.”


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