Report: Flames concerned Jones might have upper-body injury (Updated)


The Calgary Flames are worried that winger David Jones might have an upper-body injury stemming from Wednesday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens, Sportsnet’s Roger Millions reports.

RDS’ Renaud Lavoie reports that Jones was shaken up by a Francis Bouillon hit in the second period of Calgary’s eventual 3-2 win tonight.

Jones, 29, was making a good first impression with the Flames after being involved in the Alex Tanguay trade with Colorado, scoring four points in his first four games.

He’s had his fair share of bumps and bruises over the years, never playing more than 77 games in a single season. This seemed like a nice chance for the sniper to redeem himself after disappointing with the Avs, so hopefully this is just a minor issue.

Update (1:25 p.m. ET)

Jones has been placed on injured reserve (retroactive to Oct. 9) with an upper-body injury and is week-to-week.

The Flames have recalled center Blair Jones from AHL Abbotsford.

Panthers’ Crouse is going back to junior

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Lawson Crouse is going back to junior. The big 18-year-old winger confirmed it today on Twitter.

Crouse was drafted 11th overall in June by the Florida Panthers. Despite the club’s belief that Crouse could make “an immediate impact” on the roster, he finished the preseason with just two shots and one assist in three games.

Crouse will return to the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs, with whom he’ll look to improve on his modest point totals from last season.

“I don’t think there’s any pressure on the kid,” coach Gerard Gallant said last week. “If he doesn’t make the team this year he goes back to junior … and will have a lot of success.”

Yes! Jagr’s bringing back the mullet

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The greatest mullet in sports history is making a comeback.

According to the Miami Herald’s George Richards, Jaromir Jagr says he’s bringing back the party in the back.

“I have to,” Jagr, 43, said.

Jagr’s teammate with the Florida Panthers, goalie Roberto Luongo, appears to have been the lead lobbyist in all this.

Anyway, this is fantastic.