Flames’ Bouma broke leg on Reaves hit, out three months

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Pretty significant blow for Calgary on Wednesday, as GM Brad Treliving announced energy forward Lance Bouma would miss the next three months after breaking his fibula against St. Louis last night.

Bouma was shaken up following a big hit from Blues winger Ryan Reaves. He struggled to get to the bench, didn’t return to the contest and was seen leaving the Saddledome on crutches.

The loss will be a tough one for Calgary.

Bouma, 25, is coming off a solid ’14-15 campaign in which he posted career-highs in goals (16), assists (18) and points (34), earning himself a three-year, $6.6 million contract extension in July.

As mentioned above, Bouma is a valuable ‘heart-and-soul’ type for the Flames. He’s firmly entrenched as a top-nine forward and finished seventh in the NHL in hits last year, with 264.