Skip to content

Flames’ Jones won’t return after suffering upper-body injury

Mar 3, 2014, 10:24 PM EDT

Comments Off
Calgary Flames v San Jose Sharks Getty Images

The Calgary Flames seem primed to be sellers during the trade deadline, but one difficult-to-move forward might be off the table after Monday, as David Jones left tonight’s game vs. the Minnesota Wild with an upper-body injury. He won’t return.

The 29-year-old probably didn’t carry much value considering the fact that his $4 million cap hit won’t expire until after the 2015-16 season, although the Flames could point to his status as a two-time 20+ goal scorer.

(Perhaps they would also need to take on some of his salary in a hypothetical deal, but it might not matter with this injury anyway.)

Jones has 17 points in 48 games this season.

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. S. Crosby (2603)
  2. E. Malkin (2452)
  3. R. Johansen (2356)
  4. J. Drouin (2080)
  5. P. Datsyuk (2058)
  1. G. Nyquist (1991)
  2. C. Giroux (1987)
  3. F. Forsberg (1976)
  4. J. Harding (1900)
  5. D. Stepan (1837)