The Flames have signed Mark Giordano to a six-year, $40.5M contract extension.
Giordano was already inked through the 2016-17 season, so his new deal will keep him with the Flames until 2022-23. He has missed a total of 39 games over the last two years, but has developped into one of the games best defensemen. With the addition of Dougie Hamilton and this signing, the Flames are going to have a stout blueline for years to come.
Giordano (bicep) did not rule out returning later in the playoffs.
Giordano skated on his own on Monday and he is not close to returning, but if the Flames make a run in the playoffs, he did not rule out a possible return in a later round.
Giordano will have surgery on his bicep and will miss the rest of the season.
The Flames kept very quiet on Giordano’s injury leading up to the deadline, likely to protect their potential deals. Giordano even took warmups on Friday, but obviously didn’t play. The Flames and Gio explored all options to see if they could put surgery off, but ultimately the Flames medical staff elected the best course of action for Giordano was for him to undergo surgery. He is expected to rehab for the next 4-5 months.
The Flames have placed Mark Giordano (upper-body) on IR.
Giordano has been sent back to Calgary and placed on IR. He will have to miss next Tuesday’s game in Philadelphia but he is eligible to play on Thursday if he is healthy enough.
Source: @NHLFlames 03/1/15, 10:14 am EST
Giordano (upper-body) will not play tonight.
Giordano was never expected to play, but he was on the ice for warmups so there was some speculation that he just might play. While he will not play, it is a great sign that he should not miss a ton of time.
Giordano (upper-body) is on the ice for warmups.
The Flames announced that Giordano was out for tonight, but being on the ice for warmups, gives him a chance to be in the lineup. Stay tuned.
Giordano (lower-body) will not play on Friday.
Giordano is still being evaluated, but he will be held out of tonight’s game. The Flames fear he may miss a significant amount of time, but there has been no official word on the nature or severity of their captains injury. Tyler Wotherspoon and Corey Potter have been recalled and one of them will step in for Gio.
Giordano left Wednesday’s game with a lower-body injury and did not return.
Giordano went down awkwardly late in Wednesday’s win over the Devils. He was hooked down and fell to the ice, appearing to twist his knee. Giordano was able to skate off under his own power, but it didn’t look good. Head coach Bob Hartley said that Giordano will be re-evaluated on Thursday.
Mark Giordano has returned for the 2nd wearing a visor
Giordano has 19 points in 17 games this season.
Flames captain Mark Giordano was hit up high in the 1st period and has yet to return to the hockey game.
Giordano has 19 points through 17 games on the blue line this year.
Giordano returns to the Flames lineup tonight after missing six weeks with a broken ankle.
Giordano missed 18 games but will suit up tonight with the Phoenix Coyotes in town. This is a huge boost for the Flames who get their captain and heart-and-soul of their blueline back vs. a strong Coyotes offence. Prior to being injured, Giordano was on a tear. He has two goals and seven assists in eight games. He obviously won't keep up the point-per-game pace, he is not Erik Karlsson, but he will post serviceable fantasy numbers. It is reasonable to expect him to finish between 30-40 points.
Source: @NHLFlames 12/4/13, 8:23 am EST
Giordano (ankle) is practicing on a regular pair and participating in power-play and penalty-kill drills, a good sign he will return to the lineup tomorrow vs. Phoenix.
Giordano has been out since October 21 so it has been six weeks which is on the front end of his six-to-eight week timetable. The Flames captain would be a welcomed addition to the blueline, especially against a good Coyotes offence. He had a great start to the year with two goals and nine points in eight games. Monitor his status tomorrow.
Good news for the Flames with captain Mark Giordano skating with the main group in Los Angeles today.
Giordano continues to work his way back from a broken ankle that he suffered on October 21. He was given a six-to-eight week timetable and it has been five weeks since he broke the ankle. He is definitely nearing a return and could be back in the lineup next week, which would be a huge boost for the Flames.
Giordano skated today for the first time since breaking his ankle.
Giordano is likely still a couple of weeks away from returning, but he said that his ankle felt better as the skate went on. His original timetable was 6-8 weeks, and it has been exactly one month since he suffered the injury. Giordano is the heart-and-soul of the Flames' blueline, so the return of their captain is much anticipated.
Giordano out 6-8 weeks with a broken ankle.
This is a tough break for a young Flames team who lose their captain until mid-to-late December. He was off to a great start posting two goals and seven assists in eight games. Expect Kris Russell to see an increase in minutes and power-play time with Giordano out.
Mark Giordano (lower body) is on injured reserve, retroactive to October 21st.
Giordano is eligible to return to the lineup on Wednesday but there is no timetable for his return.
Mark Giordano will miss his third consecutive game tonight.
The Flames captain is dealing with a lower-body injury and will not play on Saturday. He has two goals and seven assists in eight games, so this is a tough loss for the Flames.
Giordano (lower-body) will likely miss his second straight game tonight.
The Flames captain has two goals and seven assists in eight games. Chris Breen will play his second game if Giordano can't go.
Mark Giordano is back.
Giordano missed the Flames last game because he was with his wife while she gave birth to a new baby boy. Anton Babchuk will likely be scratched in favor of Giordano.
Also D-Pairings..Butler-Bouwmeester...Giordano-Wideman..believe those pairings will stay thru camp..maybe the season.
The Giordano-Wideman pairing could benefit both players as a solid offensive unit should their past performance carry over into this season.