Originally posted on The Hockey Guys  |  Last updated 2/10/13
Photo courtesy of Bruce Bennett / Getty Images By: Christian Roatis (@CRoatis) It’s hit them quick. And it’s hit them hard. After ravishing the Edmonton Oilers with ailments – forcing eight regulars out of their line-up – the injury bug made the trip down south to Calgary. Following injuries to workhorse goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff and sniper Michael Cammalleri to MCL and a Hip Flexor injuries respectively on Tuesday in Detroit, the Calgary Flames learned Friday that pivot Mikael Backlund will miss four to six weeks with a Grade Two MCL Sprain.The injury to Backlund will test the Flames’ already thin depth up the middle considerably. Ben Street was called up from the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat and made his NHL debut for the Flames on Saturday. The trio of injured players will join young prodigy Sven Baertschi and Lance Bouma on the shelf as the Flames’ injury total rises to five. The rash of injuries started midway through the second period in Detroit when the Red Wings Johan Franzen bum...
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