#Flames forward Micheal Ferland has been placed on the IR retroactively to Thursday. Lance Bouma is off the IR & is eligible to play today.
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) January 24, 2016
Ferland hasn’t played since suffering an upper-body injury against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. His head was hit in a collision with Blue Jackets forward William Karlsson, though Flames head coach Bob Hartley says Ferland won’t be out long-term.
He has eight points (two goals, six assists) in 37 games this year.
Bouma missed the last four games after cutting his right leg on Jan. 11 against the San Jose Sharks. He’e been limited to just 11 games this season after breaking his left leg in the third game of the season. He put up 34 points in 78 games in 2014-15.
“He brings a lot of energy,” Stajan told the Calgary Sun. “And he’s a smart player. I think he’s played on a lot of checking lines in his career against teams’ best players on a lot of nights. He finishes his hits, and he’s, for sure, our best shot-blocker on our team up front.
“Obviously, he had such a big year last year. This year’s been tough with injuries, but he always works hard and battles through. He’ll be a big part of our team down the stretch.”