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Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that Mark Giordano has been named team captain. Giordano becomes the 19th player in franchise history to wear the captain’s C for the Flames. Curtis Glencross and Mike Cammalleri will return as assistant captains.
“Mark represents all the qualities that we set as a coaching staff and an organization,” said head coach Bob Hartley. “He is a quality man who is proud to represent the Calgary Flames both on and off the ice. We are very happy with these three men leading and setting the example for our team, and especially our young players, as we move through this crucial yet exciting period in the history of the Flames franchise.”
Zach Parise will never come closer to scoring a goal than this. What a stick swoop by Mark Giordano.
NEW YORK (February 19, 2013) – Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano has been fined $10,000, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slew-footing Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel in NHL Game No. 215 in Dallas on Sunday, February 17, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
As defined by NHL Rule 52: “Slew-footing is the act of a player using his leg or foot to knock or kick an opponent’s feet from under him, or pushes an opponent’s upper body backward with an arm or elbow, and at the same time with a forward motion of his leg, knocks or kicks the opponent’s feet from under him, causing him to fall violently to the ice.”
The incident occurred at 11:53 of the second period. Giordano was assessed a minor penalty for tripping.
As a first-time offender, the maximum Giordano could be fined was the lesser of $10,000 or one-half of his daily salary.
from Torie Peterson of the Calgary Flames website,
On Friday morning, Calgary Flames general manager Jay Feaster announced defenceman Mark Giordano will be out of the lineup indefinitely with partially ruptured tendons in his left leg.
“Gio will be out indefinitely. He will be reexamined, reevaluated and another MRI performed in about three weeks,” Feaster told the assembled media. “At that time, we will have more insight from our medical team as to a further prognosis and a time frame.”
Giordano suffered the injury on Tuesday’s game against the Nashville Predators. He went down to block a shot and ruptured the tendons when he went to get back up.
“I think what happened was my skate got caught in a rut on the ice and I felt a sharp pain in the back of my leg,” Giordano said. “I knew something was definitely wrong ... nothing you can do about it now except treat it.”
from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog,
Ducks winger Bobby Ryan said he will try to skate Saturday morning and determine at that point if he can play against the San Jose Sharks after suffering a knee injury near the end of Wednesday’s victory over Calgary.
Ryan skated briefly on Friday but came off the ice at the start of practice. The winger was injured when Flames defenseman Mark Giordano stuck out his knee and clipped him in the final moments of a 4-2 win.
“It’s a small test,” said Ryan, who was limping significantly after the Calgary game. ”A little bit of a step forward. The treatment’s going well. A little tight, a little bruised. That’s about it. Try and get better for tomorrow.”
continued and you can watch the hit below…
Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that defenseman Mark Giordano has been signed to a contract extension through the 2015-16 season.
Giordano, a native of Toronto, Ontario, is in his fourth season with the Calgary Flames who originally signed him as a free agent on July 6, 2004. In 205 career games, Giordano has 20 goals and 48 assists for 68 points and 193 penalty minutes. Mark hit career highs last season in games played (82), goals (11), assists (19) and points (30). In 10 games this season he has three assists and is third in the NHL in blocked shots with 26.
from Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald,
When Scotty Bowman speaks, people tend to listen.
The gentleman is a legend — still relevant, still plugged into National Hockey League goings-on.
So when Bowman declares that Mark Giordano is the most improved defenceman — if not the most improved player — in the entire league, well, that must mean something. Peter Maher, play-by-play man for The FAN 960, passed on the tidbit to the Calgary Flames defenceman Monday afternoon.
“Wow, that’s pretty cool,” says Giordano, blushing through his beard after the team’s workout at Scotiabank Place. “He’s been around for a long time and he’s won a lot of Stanley Cups. Definitely a guy who’s one of the most respected in the league. So it’s pretty cool to hear compliments from him.
“But you know what? I just want to keep getting better.”
From the Calgary Flames:
Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today the signing of defenseman Mark Giordano.
“Mark is an NHL player and we are glad to have him back,” said Sutter. “He was a good player when he left to play in Russia and has improved playing against European players on the larger ice. He is a year older and year more mature.”