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Flames’ Stajan goes on IR, out about six weeks

Montreal Canadiens v Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 28: Matt Stajan #18 of the Calgary Flames grimaces in pain after being hurt during play against the Montreal Canadiens during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 28, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Canadiens defeated the Flames 2-1 in shootout. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

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The Calgary Flames placed Matt Stajan on IR on Wednesday, estimating that he’ll miss about six weeks with a knee injury.

Stajan suffered the issue thanks to a knee-on-knee hit by Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jarred Tinordi on Tuesday:

Tinordi, 22, received a two-minute minor kneeing penalty for the infraction.

With Stajan on the shelf, the Flames’ injury list is growing rapidly. Calgary also recently placed key forward Mason Raymond on IR while Joe Colborne is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. The team recalled Markus Granlund from the AHL in light of all of these issues.

Stajan, 30, hasn’t had the greatest start to the 2014-15 season. He has one goal and one assist through 11 games, yet with some ailments to other key parts of this team’s offense, this is a challenging loss.

The Flames’ next game is against the Nashville Predators on Friday.