Flames captain Giordano undergoes MRI for injury

Ruben Hill
February 7, 2020

"We're going to go day-to-day, week-to-week, but I think it's very encouraging that my season is not lost and I can get back after the rehab process".

"But we're confident the guys in the lineup are capable of stepping up and they'll be able to choose Choice A instead of Choice B". After the game, interim head coach Geoff Ward did not have an update on his status and did not want to speculate; however, Sportnet's Eric Francis reported on Twitter that a member of the Sharks told him he heard Giordano say he "tore his hamstring".

Briefly: Kane played his 700th career game. His record falls to 7-8-1. "He is clearly the leader of our team and a very important player for us".

The last four seasons (from 2015 to 2019) he's been completely healthy and only missed five games - one to prepare for playoffs in 2016-17, two a year ago due to a two-game suspension for kneeing Mikko Koivu of the Minnesota Wild and two near the end of the season to prepare for playoffs.

After a 33-save performance Tuesday in a 2-1 win in Winnipeg, Saros got the start again and made 37 stops to improve to 9-8-4.

Calgary opened the second period on the power play because of Kane's high-sticking minor.

Sam Bennett and Rasmus Andersson had the goals for Calgary (27-22-6).

The 36-year-old Calgary Flames captain had just taken a one-timer from the right boards towards the San Jose net during the second period of Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Sharks.

"It is crunch time right now", Calgary forward Matthew Tkachuk said.

Dell did the same thing Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning, as he made 13 saves in the first 20 minutes to keep the game scoreless. "Especially in the second and third I thought they had some really good looks, and he was great".

"It was really stiff (Wednesday) morning", said Giordano, whose team sits in the second wild-card position heading into Thursday's home game against a surging Nashville squad that sits three back. After being traded to San Jose in a blockbuster deal, he racked up 92 points - 72 of them assists - in 58 games.

The lead was short-lived with Fabbro tying it at 1:49, strolling into the slot uncontested and ripping a shot over the glove of Talbot. The Flames captain is out week-to-week. Similar time, right before the deadline.

"He's not someone that, in my time here, you ever see down on the ice", said defenceman Travis Hamonic. "That's just the way hockey is, it's a long season, it's 82 games and somebody's going to get hurt". "We will worry about things as they unfold". That pair was on the ice for all three Predators goals.

"This needs to be a desperate group right now", said Talbot. There's no excuse why after we make it 1-0, it's 2-1 after the end of the first period.

Despite Ward's sliver of positivity on a doom-and-gloom day, the team is not overlooking the severity of this potentially devastating loss. "We've got to do a better job of playing with the lead".

The Predators took the lead 10 minutes later when Turris banged in a loose puck during a scramble in front. Calgary recalled defenseman Brandon Davidson from the AHL's Stockton Heat on Thursday morning.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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