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The Scotiabank Saddledome was buzzing with excitement, and not just because Gary Bettman was in the building.
Micheal Ferland and Kris Versteeg were both back on the ice Friday morning, skating with the Calgary Flames during their pre game twirl and wearing yellow jerseys to signify their road to recovery.
is feeling a bit better so we monitor him today and see how the injury is after the skate, said Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan. is still a bit of ways off but now he at the point where he can do some pre game skates and we start to see how he progresses with some practice next week. Versteeg return is unclear, Ferland return to action is targeted on Monday when the Flames play at Pittsburgh or Wednesday at Buffalo.
Meanwhile Mike Smith has progression which has the Flames anxious about his return. Smith,
35, has been on injured reserve after suffering a lower body injury on Feb. 11 in the final minute of Calgary 3 2 road win at the New York Islanders.
we were four days ago to where we are now, we taken a good leap, Gulutzan said of the netminder recovery.
The most pressing news is the fact the New York Rangers are in town and the Flames are coming off back to back losses against Dallas and Colorado. Calgary (32 24 9) is home for one game before heading on the road again for a three game swing through Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Ottawa.
The most recent was an undisciplined 5 2 loss at Pepsi Centre which featured a complete unravelling by the Flames.