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by Paul on 09/19/11 at 11:39 PM ET
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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