When the NHL's buyout window opens on June 15, a handful of Flames are possibilities for the infrequently-used option that in recent memory has seen Calgary buy out Shane O'Brien and Nigel Dawes. However, one often-discussed player that will not be a candidate is Ladislav Smid.Photo by Larry MacDougal/The Canadian PressAfter suffering a season-ending upper body injury Feb. 17 on...
Calgary Flames defenseman Ladislav Smid is progressing in his bid to return to the ice, according to general manager Brad Treviling.Sidelined since Jan. 19, Smid had season-ending surgery the following month to repair a herniated disc in his neck.The 29-year-old Smid participated in informal skating in Calgary recently and is eyeing a return to the club."My sense right now is everything...
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