Skip to content

Flames put Cammalleri (concussion) on IR

Jan 20, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

cammallerigetty Getty Images

Tough news on Monday for the goal-starved Flames — veteran forward Mike Cammalleri, who leads the team with 13 tallies, has been put on injured reserve with a concussion.

He’ll be replaced on the active roster by defenseman Kris Russell, who was activated from IR today.

Cammalleri, 31, has missed the last four contests — including Saturday’s wild affair in Vancouver — and will miss a fifth tonight when the Flames take on the Sharks in San Jose. It’s unclear exactly how he got hurt, though he did take a big hit from Pittsburgh’s Tanner Glass during a 2-1 loss nine days ago.

Calgary can ill afford to lose Cammalleri’s goalscoring ability for any significant length of time, as the Flames have just nine goals in their last seven games.

Looking ahead, it’ll be interesting to see how significant Cammalleri’s concussion is, and how long he’ll be out for. The pending UFA is expected to be one of the biggest names in play at the deadline.

Latest Posts
  1. Keith conquers: Blackhawks come back, eliminate Predators

    Apr 25, 2015, 11:03 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks Getty Images

    A six-game series that felt like (at least) seven.

  2. Video: Canucks score three in 7:06 to take commanding lead in Calgary

    Apr 25, 2015, 9:59 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Calgary Flames - Game Four Getty Images

    Vancouver looking to avoid elimination for the second straight game.

  3. Lightning go away from Drouin in Game 5

    Apr 25, 2015, 6:10 PM EDT

    New Jersey Devils v Tampa Bay Lightning Getty Images

    He made his postseason debut in Game 4.

  4. Video: Some skill, a lot of luck for Caps’ Holtby

    Apr 25, 2015, 5:20 PM EDT

    close

    Keep this bounce in mind in the third period.

  5. Burrows will travel with Canucks following Game 6

    Apr 25, 2015, 4:58 PM EDT

    Alex Burrows, Kris Letang Alex Burrows, Kris Letang

    He’s been ruled out of the series due to a rib injury.

  6. Here are the two finalists for Kraft Hockeyville

    Apr 25, 2015, 4:15 PM EDT

    HockeyVille

    Kudos to the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and the Decatur Civic Center in Decatur, Illinois.

  7. WATCH LIVE: Today’s Stanley Cup playoff action

    Apr 25, 2015, 2:55 PM EDT

    Jaroslav Halak, Ryan Strome AP

    New York, Nashville and Vancouver are all facing elimination today.

  8. Pens CEO says Johnston, Rutherford won’t be fired

    Apr 25, 2015, 2:25 PM EDT

    Mike Johnston Mike Johnston

    Both were in their first season with the hockey club.

Featured video

Plenty of pressure on Blues
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. Z. Kassian (2662)
  2. A. Burrows (2325)
  3. S. Weber (2159)
  4. K. Letang (2017)
  5. M. Fisher (1810)
  1. C. Ehrhoff (1790)
  2. M. Giordano (1781)
  3. D. Carcillo (1671)
  4. L. Bouma (1627)
  5. T. Hamonic (1626)