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