Tag: Michael Ferland


Flames’ injuries revealed following second round exit


On Tuesday the Calgary Flames did their final formal media availability prior to going their separate ways for the summer.

The Flames were bounced in five games of the second round after surprising many by even qualifying for the postseason.

The toll of making the playoffs, and then dispatching the Vancouver Canucks in six games of the first round, did number on the Flames injury-wise and on Tuesday the laundry list was revealed.

“There’s a lot of guys who put a lot into it really banged up and played with a lot of stuff,” GM Brad Treliving said per The Calgary Sun. “That’s just how it is. They’ve got to play through that stuff. I thought they did a marvelous job.”

Among the injured was center Sean Monahan. The 20-year-old, who had three goals and six points in 11 playoff games battled a groin issue along with a back injury.

“I had a sore leg for a little bit and a couple other bumps and bruises but nothing too severe,” said Monahan downplaying his ailments.

Jiri Hudler, the club’s regular season points leader, had neck and back problems stemming from hits he took prior to the playoffs.

Defenseman T.J. Brodie played on a sprained ankle suffered on March 5 against Boston.

Micheal Ferland suffered a torn oblique muscle in the Flames’ Game 4 victory over the Canucks.

Josh Jooris had a wrist injury for much of the second half of the season.

Paul Byron, who hadn’t played since March 27, has already had surgery for a sports hernia. He also had a procedure done on his wrist and a broken toe.

Joe Colborne suffered a thumb injury on a slash from Brad Richardson during the Vancouver series. He also has a lingering wrist tendon issue, which he’ll get looked at by a specialist in Vancouver.

Lance Bouma, who returned for the final two games of the playoffs, revealed he had eight screws and a plate put into a shattered finger after he blocked a shot on April 7.

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Flames get Bouma back in the lineup for Game 4

Calgary Flames forward Lance Bouma, who hasn’t played since April 7 with what was reported to be a hand injury, is back in the lineup.

Bouma, who scored 16 goals and 34 points this season, is making his Stanley Cup playoff debut.

Bouma and Michael Ferland are both in for the Flames, as they look to even their second-round series with the Anaheim Ducks at two games apiece.

Flames coach Hartley expects Ferland (unspecified injury) to play Game 2


Now trailing the Anaheim Ducks 1-0 in the second round of the playoffs after a 6-1 thumping in Game 1 on Thursday, the Calgary Flames are facing potential injury situations, with the second game of this series scheduled for Sunday.

Both Michael Ferland and Jiri Hudler left Game 1 and did not return with unspecified injuries.

According to Heath Brown of CTV Calgary, both players are now listed as day-to-day.

However, based on the comments of head coach Bob Hartley following an optional skate on Friday, the 23-year-old Ferland could be back in the lineup for Game 2.

Ferland was a physical menace against the Vancouver Canucks in an opening-round victory for the Flames. However, there was concern he may have suffered a potential head injury at some point early in Game 1 against the Ducks.

“I expect Micheal Ferland to play,” said Hartley, as per Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun.

In terms of an offensive threat, further concern would be for Hudler, who was tied with Sean Monahan for the team lead in goals with 31 during the regular season.

Perhaps this is an optimistic sign:

Hiller: Ducks sent Flames a ‘wake-up call’

Jonas Hiller, Jiri Hudler, of the Czech Republic,

It’s tough to move on from a beating as one-sided as the Calgary Flames suffered in a 6-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks in Game 1. It seems like the Flames are wisely going the “burn the game tape” route.

“They wanted it more than us tonight and that’s a wake-up call for us,” Jonas Hiller said.

The Flames’ struggles in Anaheim are well-documented, and little happened on Thursday to curb such talk … at least for those who tend to cite contextual stats.

“Tonight, they gave us a real good idea of the price we will have to pay if we want to leave this building with a win,” Bob Hartley said.

One concern might be: as much of a wake-up call as this might be, it may not matter if the Flames lost two-thirds of their crucial top line to injuries.

The news was mostly promising after the game in that regard, though.

Hartley noted that Jiri Hudler and Michael Ferland are day-to-day, which can mean anything in the playoffs … but at least there wasn’t talk about series or playoff-ending injuries.

The biggest lingering question revolved around Johnny Gaudreau sitting out the third period, but Hartley said he was merely resting the pint-sized star. He also noted that the Ducks were taking too many “liberties” with the standout rookie. (He received a painful looking cross-check in the second period, for example.)

Long story short, the Flames were about as positive as you can expect a team to be after getting thoroughly dominated and suffering some potentially problematic injuries. They also get an extra day to lick their wounds, as Game 2 won’t happen until Sunday.

Doused: Ducks demolish Flames in Game 1


Ouch. What else can you say about the 6-1 beating the Anaheim Ducks handed the Calgary Flames in Game 1?

When the Ducks chased Jonas Hiller in the second period, some may have held out hope that it would light another fire under the Cinderella Flames. Instead, it became clear that this wasn’t all on him, as Karri Ramo let up just as many goals.

Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf were like men among boys in this one, with the Ducks’ dynamic duo grabbing four points each (two goals and two assists for Perry, one goal and three helpers for Getzlaf). The Ducks thoroughly dismantled the Flames to the point that it felt like Anaheim could score at will on Thursday.

Frederik Andersen made some key early saves against the Flames. He likely only regrets missing out on a shutout.

If both Flames goalies struggling and a total embarrassment doesn’t scream “worst-case scenario” enough, Calgary even suffered some injuries in this one. The most worrisome loss is Jiri Hudler, their regular season scoring leader (although they may miss Michael Ferland against the big, mean Ducks as well).

Johnny Gaudreau also didn’t see any shifts in the third period. That could very well be a coach’s decision, but he did take a rough-looking cross-check to the back. Either way, it’s a pretty terrible night for the often-sensational line of Gaudreau, Hudler and Sean Monahan.

The Flames need to search long and hard for positives beyond “it’s just one game” and the continued scoring success of Sam Bennett (who scored Calgary’s lone goal). Perhaps “we’ve been in trying positions before” will work, though.

That said, if Game 1 is any indication, this could be an ugly fall for one of the league’s genuine surprise stories.

It also might be a sign that the Ducks are very deserving of the West’s top seed …