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.
Mark Giordano got hurt with 6:25 left in the 2nd period and the Calgary Flames say he is out of the game with a lower-body injury. pic.twitter.com/cN1gdKuwtD
— zach laing (@zjlaing) February 5, 2020
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.
"We've got good news. In our mind, we dodged a big bullet where it could have been long-term … this is not as long-term as we initially feared."#Flames general manager Brad Treliving gives an update on Mark Giordano. pic.twitter.com/WQZdPTXeqk
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 6, 2020
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