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Flames rookie Sven Baertschi out with hip flexor injury

Sven Baertschi. (QMI Agency/files)

Sven Baertschi. (QMI Agency/files)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:42 AM ET

CALGARY - Calgary Flames rookie Sven Baertschi is more than “very doubtful” for Thursday's clash with the Colorado Avalanche.

He's out.

For a while.

According to the team, the 20-year-old left-winger is week-to-week with a hip flexor, an injury he suffered during Tuesday's practice at the Saddledome.

“I was skating and my left skate seemed to have caught a rut in the ice and my legs kind of went into a splits position,” Baertschi explained in a statement. “I felt pain immediately and left the ice to have it checked. It’s very disappointing to learn that it’s a hip flexor injury that will keep me out of the lineup.

“I’ve started treatments and plan on working very hard at getting back to 100% as quickly as possible so I can help our team be successful and win games.”


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