Flames’ injuries revealed following second round exit
On Tuesday the Calgary Flames did their final formal media availability prior to going their separate ways for the summer.
The Flames were bounced in five games of the second round after surprising many by even qualifying for the postseason.
The toll of making the playoffs, and then dispatching the Vancouver Canucks in six games of the first round, did number on the Flames injury-wise and on Tuesday the laundry list was revealed.
“There’s a lot of guys who put a lot into it really banged up and played with a lot of stuff,” GM Brad Treliving said per The Calgary Sun. “That’s just how it is. They’ve got to play through that stuff. I thought they did a marvelous job.”
Among the injured was center Sean Monahan. The 20-year-old, who had three goals and six points in 11 playoff games battled a groin issue along with a back injury.
“I had a sore leg for a little bit and a couple other bumps and bruises but nothing too severe,” said Monahan downplaying his ailments.
Jiri Hudler, the club’s regular season points leader, had neck and back problems stemming from hits he took prior to the playoffs.
Defenseman T.J. Brodie played on a sprained ankle suffered on March 5 against Boston.
Micheal Ferland suffered a torn oblique muscle in the Flames’ Game 4 victory over the Canucks.
Josh Jooris had a wrist injury for much of the second half of the season.
Paul Byron, who hadn’t played since March 27, has already had surgery for a sports hernia. He also had a procedure done on his wrist and a broken toe.
Joe Colborne suffered a thumb injury on a slash from Brad Richardson during the Vancouver series. He also has a lingering wrist tendon issue, which he’ll get looked at by a specialist in Vancouver.
Lance Bouma, who returned for the final two games of the playoffs, revealed he had eight screws and a plate put into a shattered finger after he blocked a shot on April 7.