Flames’ Brodie expected to practice with team on Sunday

Ryan Leslie explains that T.J. Brodie is recovering from what doctors say could be a fainting episode and not related to anything else, and his Flames teammates talked about the incident putting things in perspective for them.

Calgary Flames defenceman T.J. Brodie is expected to return to practice with the team in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Brodie joined the Flames in Philadelphia and skated on his own Saturday morning. He could suit up against the Penguins on Monday, according to Sportsnet’s Eric Francis. Brodie had previously resumed skating under the supervision of the team’s medical staff on Nov. 21 before joining the team on their road trip.

The 29-year-old collapsed in practice on Nov. 14 and was rushed to hospital but released later that same day. Flames team physician Dr. Ian Auld indicating during a press conference on Nov. 15 that it’s likely Brodie fainted.

In 21 games this season, Brodie has eight assists while averaging 19:13 time on ice per game.

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