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Two cleared, but many vets still hurting

- September 27th, 2011

While Cory Sarich and Raitis Ivanans both shed their yellow no-contact jerseys for Tuesday’s morning skate at the Saddledome, plenty of veterans were absent.
Mikael Backlund (undisclosed) is “resting” according to Flames head coach Brent Sutter.
Rene Bourque (undisclosed) is dealing with some “nagging” issues.
Tim Jackman (groin) is inching closer to practice.
Brett Carson (back) is the least likely to return for the start of the regular season.
And captain Jarome Iginla (back) could skate as early as Wednesday, although you likely won’t see him in game action until the opener Oct. 8 against the Penguins at the Dome.

Lines for Wednesday night look like this …

Tanguay/Horak/Stempniak
Glencross/Jokinen/Moss
Hagman/Byron/Kostopoulos
Bouma/Stajan/Desbiens

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