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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Flames' David Jones injures shoulder; possibly done for season

By on 3/04/2014 05:00:00 PM

The Calgary Flames' season was over months ago, figuratively speaking, and now David Jones season may be done, literally.

The Flames right winger suffered a shoulder injury in the loss to the Minnesota Wild on Monday night, and though no specifics were released on the exact nature of the ailment, the team has announced that he will be on the shelf for a minimum of three to four weeks, perhaps effectively ending his season.

Jones played the past six seasons with the Colorado Avalanche, but after a train wreck of a 2012/13 season was dealt to the Flames with Shane O'Brien in exchange for Alex Tanguay and Cory Sarich - and although limited by injury this season, Jones managed nine goals and eight assists while earning a plus-one rating.

The 27-year-old tallied 20-plus goal seasons before last year's three goal abomination, and seemed well on his way to regaining form, but an undisclosed upper-body injury in October caused him to miss four games, then an eye injury in January cost him eight more - and now the shoulder injury likely closes the door on this season.

The Flames have 53 points on the season, which is five more than Edmonton for dead last in the Western Conference and nine more than streaking Buffalo for the title bottom feeders for the entire league.


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