Friday, January 20, 2012

Glencross Hits the IR

The Flames announced on Thursday evening that they had placed injured forward Curtis Glencross on the Injured Reserve, as of Wednesday, due to the knee injury he suffered earlier in the week, which will keep him out of action for a minimum of the seven days, according to the IR protocol. The announcement also included news that Glencross did have an MRI, but results were not immediately available, but as long as he is on the IR, the team can fill his roster spot for however long he is out of commission.

Until there is something a little bit more concrete, we'll just make a note of Glencross being on the IR and we'll wait to see where he lands between day-to-day and indefinitely.

UPDATE: The Flames announced late on Friday afternoon that the injury that Glencross had suffered is to his MCL and he will be out a minimum of six weeks.  This could be a very substantial time away.

In 45 games with the Flames this season, Glencross has 18 goals and 15 assists, which is good enough for 78th overall in pool scoring, as of Friday morning.  He has been great for the Flames, playing a lot in the top six, moving back and forth from the top to the second line on many occasions.

The Flames do sound like they are getting healthier, with Brendan Morrison and Alex Tanguay possibly ready to play on Saturday.  With the loss of Glencross, the team will need some extra help to return to the line-up, as they juggle with all of these gaps in their line-up.

ImplicationsThe loss of Glencross hasn't slowed down Dale B.'s team at all in Week Sixteen, as he has kept the lead and added to it this week.  His team is in the running for the Mover and Shaker, through Thursday night's action, so it is really softening the blow of this injury to Glencross.

Dale picked Glencross 235th overall and is getting some 4th round production out of him, so there is a real bargain happening there this season, one that should remain through the duration of this injury.

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