No, Guillaume Desbiens is not wearing No. 38 on his sweater. It’s No. 26. The winger is due to become the 38th player to suit up this season for the Flames in a game.
Desbiens, who the club signed as a free agent last summer after he spent a few season in the Canucks organization, was summoned from the AHL Abbotsford Heat and — barring something unforeseen right now — is slated to skate on a line with Roman Horak and Tim Jackman in tonight’s clash with the Philadelphia Flyers..
The Flames also placed forward Krys Kolanos on waivers. Kolanos left Thursday’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes with what appeared an ankle injury. However, he can’t be injured when placed on waivers, so he must be OK. In 10 games for the Flames, he had one assist.
In other news, David Moss practised with the whole team for the first time since having foot surgery a couple of months ago. Moss, who has played only 15 games this season, is expected to be back in action around March 5. He is planning to go on the club’s road trip to Phoenix and Anaheim next week, so he may return sooner than that scheduled date.
The Flames lines this morning were:
Curtis Glencross – Olli Jokinen – Jarome Iginla
Alex Tanguay – Michael Cammalleri – Blake Comeau
Lance Bouma – Matt Stajan – Tom Kostopoulos
Guillaume Desbiens – Roman Horak – Tim Jackman
Krys Kolanos placed on waivers