The Grinch has robbed our team of more players this Christmas season.
The last game against the Pittsburgh Penguins took a lot out of the Calgary Flames. Calgary lost the game after fighting their way back from a three-goal deficit, and they also endured more injuries. The Flames defensive lines are the walking wounded, but, knowing the perseverance of this team, they will pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and do their best with what they have been given.
Curtis Glencross left the game barely two minutes in because of a twisted left knee, Kris Russell also hurt his left leg in the third period and left the game, not to return. Glencross was placed on IR, but no information was given about when Russell will return.
Ladislav Smid was hurt during the same game when he slammed into the end boards and then made his way to the bench to try and shake it off. He missed practice on Sunday, but Hartley believes he will be line-up for the game tomorrow against the St. Louis Blues.
Wideman is still sidelined with a fractured hand. He has missed twelve games since November 28.
Derek Smith has been called up from Abbotsford to fill in some of the defensive gaps left by Russell and Wideman. As well, Chris Breen will play tomorrow night. In the projected line-up, Breen has been paired with Mark Giordano.
Reto Berra will get the start in net.