Tanguay joins the wounded brigade

- December 22nd, 2011

Another day, another Flames player injured.
Left winger Alex Tanguay has joined the wounded brigade for the Flames, victim of an undisclosed injury suffered in Tuesday’s 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.
“I was somewhat surprised after the game,” head coach Brent Sutter said of Tanguay’s injury. “He’s played some of his best hockey here in the last four games for us this year. I was surprised he would be out on a day-to-day basis. We’ll just see where it goes.”
Tanguay joins D Brett Carson (upper body), C Matt Stajan (ankle), RW David Moss (foot), D Anton Babchuk (hand), D Mark Giordano (hamstring) and G Henrik Karlsson (knee) on the shelf.
The club summoned RW Greg Nemisz, the 2008 first-round draft choice in anticipation of Thursday’s clash with the Detroit Red Wings. Nemisz played one game earlier this month, and saw 6:26 of rather un-memorable action.
“I wasn’t myself. I felt I over-thought the game and was a little sluggish. I feel good and have a better mental approach,” said Nemisz, who skated on a line with fellow rookies Roman Horak and Paul Byron in the morning skate. “I’ve just got to play my game with a little more energy than last game. It’s good to get a second chance here.”
Sutter said Nemisz’s first game with the Flames this season wasn’t a true look at him.
“In fairness to him, too, that was a tough situation. He had a 6 a.m., flight, played the night before, three games in three days, I believe,” Sutter said. “No, he didn’t have one of his better games or the game we would have like to see, but he gets that opportunity again now with a whole different setup.
“Hopefully it’ll help him out and he’ll respond the right way.”
Calgary’s lines at the morning skate were:
Curtis Glencross – Olli Jokinen – Jarome Iginla
Blake Comeau – Mikael Backlund – Lee Stempniak
Paul Byron – Roman Horak – Greg Nemisz
Tom Kostopoulos – Matt Stajan – Tim Jackman
Defence
Chris Butler – Jay Bouwmeester
Derek Smith – Scott Hannan
T.J. Brodie – Cory Sarich
Miikka Kiprusoff in goal.

The Wings are apparently going to counter with Ty Conklin in net.

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