According to the Flames own Twitter account, Rene Bourque will not be on the team's road trip, which takes them to Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon and Anaheim on Monday night, as he'll stay in Calgary to nurse an undisclosed injury. Of course, when you're talking about undisclosed injuries... you're talking about vague suggestions.
Bourque's absence will likely aid John B.'s descent in the standings, which has been nothing short of a freefall over the past couple weeks. He has slowly gone from 3rd place after Week Two to his current position of 15th in Week Eight. Only once taking a week-long break at 11th place. This doesn't look good for John.
Bourque is a relatively popular guy in Box 5 of the Sheet pool. He was taken seven times, only one short of the box leader, Alex Burrows. Bourque leads the box with 21 points, which is a sizable margin to second place, Jakub Voracek, who has 13.