Calgary Flames get "good news" on Mark Giordano injury

Feb 6 2020, 11:45 am

When Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano left Tuesday’s game against the San Jose Sharks with a hamstring injury, GM Brad Treliving feared the worst.

Giordano limped off the ice after taking an awkward-looking shot during the second period.

The injury was one that the Flames feared would be a season-ending ailment.

“We’ve got good news,” Treliving told reporters today. “In our mind, we dodged the big bullet. It could have been long term… The good news is this is not as long term as we initially feared. No surgical procedure. Nothing of that nature.”

Giordano has been put on injured reserve and is “week-to-week” according to Treliving.

The Flames can ill-afford to be without the reigning Norris Trophy winner, given the predicament they’re in. Calgary is currently holding on to the last playoff spot in the Western Conference, just two points up on the Chicago Blackhawks.

Also hot on their tails are the Nashville Predators — tonight’s opponent — who sit just three points back of Calgary.