Flames lose d-man

Dion Phaneuf is nursing an undisclosed injury he suffered in Chicago over the weekend. (Sun...

Dion Phaneuf is nursing an undisclosed injury he suffered in Chicago over the weekend. (Sun Media/Darren Makowichuk)

RANDY SPORTAK, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 2:46 PM ET

The Flames will be without Dion Phaneuf for their critical Game 6 match against the Chicago Blackhawks.

"He is not available tonight," head coach Mike Keenan said after the morning skate. "He's day-to-day."

Keenan wouldn't disclose Phaneuf's injury.

Phaneuf left midway through the third period of Calgary's fifth-game 5-1 loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday. He took a hard hit to the head from Troy Brouwer after shooting a puck.

Minutes earlier, Phaneuf was hit by Brouwer late after chasing down an icing call.

Chicago won that game to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Calgary must win tonight to force a seventh and deciding game.

Calgary will likely dress Anders Eriksson.


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