The Flames have signed defenseman Kris Russell to a two-year extension worth $2.26 million per year.
Russell missed close to a month with a knee injury earlier in the year. He returned on January 20 and has recorded four assists in eight games since returning. He has totalled 20 points (4G / 16A) in 43 games this season.
Russell (knee) will return to the Flames lineup tonight.
Russell has missed the last 13 games with a knee injury but will be back to face the Sharks tonight. HeRussell registered 16 points (4G / 12A) in 36 games before getting injured. Another impressive stat was his plus-1 rating, not bad for a team who gives up as many goals as the Flames.
Russell (knee) is getting close, probably two or three games away says Bob Hartley.
This is great news for the Flames, Russell has missed the last 12 games and was arguably their best blueliner before hurting his knee. On a team that was outscored 113-88 in the 36 games he played, he was impressively a plus-1. Look for him to come back next Wednesday or Friday if coach Hartley's timetable is correct.
Russell has a second degree MCL sprain and won't return until late January or early February. This is a terrible break for the Flames as Russell has been one of their better defenseman this season. He has totalled four goals and 12 assists (16 points) in 36 games. Christopher Breen is expected to play full-time for the first time in his NHL career while Russell is out.
The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired defenceman Kris Russell from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Calgary’s fifth round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.
Russell played 33 games with St. Louis this season netting one goal and adding six assists for seven points along with nine penalty minutes. He has played 364 career NHL games scoring 23 goals and 72 assists for 95 points