Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Morrison Out Three Weeks

Things may not be too rosy for Flames centre Brendan Morrison, as he is now expected to miss at least the next 2-to-3 weeks with his knee injury, according to press releases on Monday morning.  The team doctors are still awaiting the swelling in Morrison's knee to subside, in which they will be looking to re-evaluate the injury then.  The suggestion is that the swelling could take the slotted time to go down, which will then give the team a better idea of his return.

Morrison has been a very good addition to the Flames this season, signing up with them just after being cut from the Canucks training camp.  Morrison finished Week Twenty-Two in 105th in pool scoring this year, with 43 points (9 goals and 34 assists) in 66 games with Calgary, finally climbing back into some reasonable scoring totals.

The last time Morrison was in the top 100 in pool scoring was the 2004 season, when he finished in 52nd.

ImplicationsAs it stands, it looks like Morrison will be missing three out of the last five weeks of the season, which won't sit very well with Dale B., who has him in the draft this year.  Dale is on the fringe of the money chase, needing some excellent scoring weeks down the stretch to have a shot at the money and an unhealthy Morrison for the bulk of the remaining time will hurt his chances substantially.  Dale is also 27 points out of 1st place in the third segment, which may be too far out of reach without one of his key forwards.

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