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Hopefully Iginla’s Back Issue Is Not A Sign Of Things To Come

from Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun,

It’s unlikely his minor bout with back spasms that has kept him off the ice for two straight days — and possibly a couple more to come — is a signal the 34-year-old is breaking down physically.

Rumour has it he claimed the title of Fittest Flame once again this year.

But there’s a reason the group waiting for word from Iginla on his current status multiplied.

One day, his time in the NHL will come to a close. And it could be something that starts as a simple as back spasm that triggers it.

“I’m not that concerned. But I mean, I can understand — backs are a sensitive thing,” Iginla said when reminded these types of injuries have, in the past, turned from day-to-day to week-to-week issues. “When you get a stiff back — everyone’s had one — putting socks on are hard on certain days.

“Personally, I think it’s gonna be fine. I feel way better (Monday) than I did (Sunday), which I take as a positive.

“I don’t think it will be a lingering issue. I hope not.”

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