Found October 29, 2013 on
Fox - The Hockey Guy:
The Calgary Flames have been on of the NHL’s feel good stories during the first quarter of the season. But the loss of defenseman Mark Giordano is a hard kick to the lower midseason. He been like a poor man’s Scott Stevens for Calgary, serving as captain, playing tough, logging big minutes, contributing points and helping young partner T.J. Brodie settle in at this level.Now Giordano could miss the next two months with a broken ankle. For a team trying get by with marginal goaltending from Karri Ramo and Joey McDonald, this injury could be disastrous.The Flames are facing a makeover under new hockey czar Brian Burke, so this would not be a great time to add veteran defensive help. If anything, this team needs to get younger.Doing that without Giordano providing grit, leadership and defensive zone stability will be difficult.
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Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano is out 6 to 8 weeks with a broken ankle.
He took a shot off the right ankle in the second period of a road game at the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 21. The Flames revealed the severity of his injury Tuesday.
''It's brutal,'' Giordano said. ''You don't want to miss any time, but if you have to you're hoping...
Mark Giordano, the Calgary Flames 29 year old captain was put on injured reserve due to a broken ankle that will keep him out 6-8 weeks, while their veteran winger Lee Stempniak will also be lost for 3-4 weeks with a broken foot.
Before making his NHL debut in 2005-06, Giordano was a former standout with OHL Owen Sound, signed with the Flames as an undrafted free agent in 2004,...
The Calgary Flames will be without captain Mark Giordano for the next 6-8 weeks with a broken ankle.
The veteran defenceman was placed on injured reserve by the team on Tuesday.
Giordano had already missed three games with a lower body injury.
Forward Lee Stempniak is also out after suffering a broken foot. He is listed as week-to-week.
Stempniak missed Saturday's game against...
The rampant paranoia, the John le Carre/CIA coverup secrecy levels surrounding NHL injuries have, alas, reached epidemic, leaguewide proportions.
“Lower-body” injuries could, technically, mean anything from an inflamed ingrown toenail to amputation below the knee.
Well, it can be revealed — and was, in fact, in front of a couple thousand witnesses Sunday — that the “lower”...
Chat with Calgary Flames rising-star blueliner TJ Brodie, and you get the sense he’s the biggest critic of his own play.
Chat with his head coach, Bob Hartley, and he’ll tell you the 23-year-old defenceman might not be asking enough from himself.
Might not even realize how sky-high his expectations could and should be.
“What he has to learn is that he’s going to get better...
via the Calgary Flames,
Mark Giordano (defense) – broken ankle – 6-8 weeks (Injured Reserve)
Lee Stempniak (right wing) – broken foot – week to week
Chris Breen (defense) – abdominal wall strain – day to day
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