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: