Stajan has been granted a leave of absence for the birth of his child.
Stajan is not expected to be in the lineup on Tuesday because he and his wife are expecting the birth of their child. He is listed as a non-roster player right now, which allowed the Flames to recall Emile Poirier from Adirondack (AHL).
Stajan (knee) will be back in the Flames lineup on Saturday.
Stajan has missed the last 16 games with a knee injury, but will return tomorrow vs. San Jose. The 30-year-old does not bring much in the way of offence, but is a reliable two-way centre that will help the Flames in both ends of the rink.
Stajan has been medically cleared to play, but will be held out of the lineup tonight as he continues to try and improve his conditioning. Stajan has been sidelined since October 28th, but could be back on Saturday.
Stajan (knee) returned to Flames practice on Monday.
Stajan has missed the last 14 games with a knee injury, but his return to practice means that he is nearing a return. He is at the four week mark of a 4-6 week timetable. Expect him to practice for about a week before returning to the lineup.
Stajan suffered the knee injury in a knee-on-knee collision with Jared Tinordi on Tuesday. There is no news on the nature of the injury, but it will keep him out for at least one month, potential longer. The original reports were that he might have suffered ligament damage, but that timeline does not suggest such an injury.
Early reports are that Stajan likely suffered ligament damage, which would sideline him for a lengthy period of time. With that news, it is not surprising that he was not on the ice this morning. While a severe knee injury is not confirmed, that is what it sounds like at this time.
Stajan (personal) has returned to Flames practice.
Stajan has missed the last eight games after losing his newborn son earlier in the month. Expect him to be in the lineup on Tuesday vs. the Sabres. He has 10 goals and 13 assists (23 points) in 52 games this season.
No timetable for Stajan's (personal) return to the Flames lineup.
Stajan and his wife lost their newborn son who was born on March 3. He has missed the last four games and there is no word when he plans to return to the team. With the Flames way out of the playoff race and with the unimaginable grief that Stajan and his family must be dealing with, there is no reason for him to rush back to the lineup.
The Flames signed centre Matt Stajan to a four-year, $12.5-million US contract on Tuesday.
Stajan has seven goals and 10 assists in 41 games this season. The 30-year-old centre from Mississauga, Ont., made his debut in 2002 with the Toronto Maple Leafs before being traded to Calgary in 2010. Stajan has 116 goals and 212 assists in 693 career games.