Flames happy to have Cammalleri healthy, on the offensive

Calgary Flames Mike Cammalleri during a TV timeout against the Detroit Red Wings in NHL Hockey in...

Calgary Flames Mike Cammalleri during a TV timeout against the Detroit Red Wings in NHL Hockey in Calgary, Alta. on Friday November 1, 2013. (Al Charest/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:28 AM ET

Michael Cammalleri had just finished logging 22:31 of icetime, collisions, cross-checks, slashes, and all the other workplace hazards that are impossible to avoid in an NHL contest.

Easy.

At least, it is compared to his recent stint on the Calgary Flames’ injured list.

“The culture that the coaching staff is building here is — no matter if you’re injured or you’re playing — you’re working really, really hard. In fact, when you’re injured, you’re probably working twice as hard,” said Cammalleri, who missed a chunk of training camp and the first seven games of the new season due to an injury to his hand/wrist area.

“There’s no let-up that way. It wasn’t always easy for five weeks, coming here at 6:30 in the morning and working your butt off for a few hours.

“But they make sure you do it and you’re better off for it.”

The Flames are better off with Cammalleri back in the lineup.

In fact, the 31-year-old left-winger has been a point-per-game guy


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