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Calgary Flames centreman Mikael Backlund celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during NHL hockey in Calgary during a recent game. Photo by Al Charest/Postmedia.
Calgary Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic was injured in Vancouver on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.
The Calgary Flames are expected to provide an update on the status of their captain later this week.
And while it was revealed that the 36-year-old isn’t skating yet, Flames interim head coach Geoff Ward said that he is trending in the right direction and ramping up his workouts.
“I know Gio, the last time he had this injury, he came back quickly, in six weeks,” Ward told the morning show on Sportsnet 960 The Fan on Tuesday. “It’s (been) two (weeks) now, so, he’s healing extremely well.”
Giordano could return sooner rather than later — despite the timeline of his previous injury of this nature — and the team is treating it on a day-by-day basis.
That news is encouraging for a team that is amid a tight divisional battle and improved to 31-24-6 after Monday’s 6-4 win over the visiting Anaheim Ducks .
The Flames are expected to give an update on his status Friday.
“The one thing about Gio,” Ward had said over the weekend, “you know he’s going to push as hard as he possibly can to get back as soon as he can. The last time this happened to him, I mean, he was back early.
“So we fully anticipate we’ll see him sooner rather than later.”
Flames defender Travis Hamonic , meanwhile, missed his fifth game with an upper-body injury. Ward told the Sportsnet The Fan 960 that his progression is a bit slower due to the nature of his injury.
“But it’s coming,” Ward said. “He’s starting to be less painful every day. So I would think both guys are going to be available at some point down the stretch here. But right now, it’s a week-by-week thing based on how it’s responding to the rehab. But I can tell you that both guys are in here working extremely hard because they want to get out there.”
Tuesday was a day off for the team and they’ll regroup for practice ice times Wednesday and Thursday. They’ll host the Boston Bruins on Friday (7 p.m., Sportsnet One, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet 960 The Fan) … The 15th annual Flames Ambassadors’ Celebrity Poker Tournament in support of the Calgary Flames Foundation goes Wednesday at Cowboys Casino.
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