Flames’ Mark Giordano out 6-8 weeks with ankle injury

Oct 6, 2013; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano (5) skates with the puck against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames will be sitting out the next six to eight weeks due to a broken ankle. According to the Associated Press,

He took a shot off the right ankle in the second period of a road game at the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 21. The Flames revealed the severity of his injury Tuesday.

“It’s brutal,” Giordano said. “You don’t want to miss any time, but if you have to you’re hoping it’s something not as significant as that time frame.”

This is a tough loss for the Flames, considering that they also lost another player to the injury bug recently.

Another shot broke a bone in the foot of winger Lee Stempniak last week in Dallas. His status is week to week. Both Flames had their lower right legs encased in plastic walking casts Tuesday.

“I feel like the team is playing well and to not be a part of it is tough,” Stempniak said. “The swelling is going down so hopefully it’s not too long.”

Currently, the Flames have a 5-4-2 record, and seemed to be looking up, until injuries starting to come about. It will be interesting to see how they will fare without Giordano and Stempniak for a few weeks. Their next game is on Wednesday; they wil play a home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Topics: Calgary Flames, Mark Giordano, Nhl

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