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Flames News Nuggets 2/24 - Rookies Recalled, A Break for Adirondack, Krejci Injured

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Only one more day until an actual game, we promise.  Well, barring some disaster that is.  The schedule makers are evil and they should feel bad about themselves.

Flames News

  • Lauren and Mark Giordano went back to school with some kids. (See video above)
  • The Flames annual poker tournament raised $350,000.  (Flames)
  • Some rookie guys by the names of Emile Poirier and Michael Ferlund were called up and it's causing quite the ruckus.  (Matchsticks and Gasoline)
  • Steve Montador wanted his brain to be donated to research on concussions.  (Globe and Mail)
  • Karri Ramo talks playing in Madison Square Garden. (Calgary Herald)
  • Thanks to Reddit, this piece by Kent Wilson on how to draw Olli Jokinen is trending. (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

In the System

  • A look at some of Poirier's numbers. (Flames)
  • Adirondack is getting ready to induct some new members into their hall of fame. (Adirondack Flames)
  • The Injury to Ryan Miller means that Jacob Markstrom is being recalled which may give them a leg up on Utica. (Post-Star)
  • Brandon Hickey played in the Beanpot. (Flames Nation)

Around the League

  • David Krejci will be out for up to six weeks. (Yahoo!)
  • Somebody defecated on the stairs during the Penguins and Panthers game. (Pensblog)
  • Jared Cowen was officially suspended for his hit on Jussi Jokinen. (Faceoff)
  • The Blue Jackets are shopping James Wisniewski. (NBC Sports)
  • There are some surprising statistics on concussions in women's hockey. (Globe and Mail)
  • Speaking of concussions, the Henrik Zetterberg is not going through concussion protocols and may return this week. (Michigan Live)

The Hockey Games (Click for Team Pages)

  • Calgary is going into New Jersey at the wrong time as the Devils are on a four game winning streak after shutting out the Coyotes three to nothing.
  • The Ducks defeated the Red Wings four to three in a shootout.

That's all we have on a light news day.  See you later for the game!