Friday, December 02, 2011

Giordano Out Indefinitely

The news is not good for Calgary Flames forward Mark Giordano, who has suffered some ruptured tendons in his leg, which will keep him on the shelf for an indefinite period of time, according to a team release on Friday afternoon. Giordano suffered the injury on Tuesday night against the Predators, having left the game early, not to return and the MRI results from Thursday's scan came in negatively, which has led to this announcement.  His next MRI to show his progress is scheduled for three weeks from now, which would be considered a minimum amount of time away from the ice for now.  I don't think any one was prepared to say what the worst-case scenario would be.

This is going to be a big hole for the Flames to fill, as Giordano has been one of the catalysts for whatever offense they have managed this season, registering 4 goals and 4 assists in 24 games with the club, but this is where it'll stop for the time being.  At the time of the injury, Giordano was ranked 304th in pool scoring, 56th among all defensemen in the league.

ImplicationsThis is not good news for Munden, who has already burned both of his waiver draft picks on a couple of players, but he was able to pick up a forward and a defenseman who are healthy, so he might not miss Giordano too much, for now.  Munden sits in 18th spot in the standings, 51 points out of 4th place, which might be a bit out of reach, unless his team gets their acts together.

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