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Trade coming? Flames hold Iginla out of action Wednesday

Jarome Iginla

Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla speaks to reporters at the Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, April 11, 2011. The Flames did not advance to the NHL hockey playoffs. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh


The Calgary Flames look like they’re primed to set the Jarome Iginla rumor mill on fire by sitting their captain, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos.

McKenzie notes that scratching Iginla doesn’t guarantee a trade, noting that Calgary might just be “protecting the asset.”’s Joe Haggerty captures how unlikely it is that most hockey fans - especially Boston Bruins devotees - will heed McKenzie’s advice to avoid getting too excited.

Jarome Iginla scratched tonight vs Avalanche. People in Boston are going to wet themselves over this development #BruinsTalk #serenitynow

— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) March 27, 2013

Pretty much.

Haggerty notes two trade-friendly prospects have been scratched in the Bruins’ system: Matt Bartkowski and Alex Khokhlachev. You might remember that Khokhlachev, 19, was floated in a failed bid for Brenden Morrow.

Long story short: stay tuned.