Six days into camp and still no Jarome Iginla. Fifteen days until the puck drops to open the season, and the Flames are still without their captain. From the moment No. 12 left the opening practice of this year's camp with back spasms, the club has downplayed the injury. Yet, what team officials and Iginla suggested was likely a minor, day-to-day ailment has now stretched into almost a full week. And still there's no timeline for a return. So, given his importance to the franchise and any chance the team has of breaking the string of two straight playoff-less seasons, the obvious question is this: When do fans start to worry? "Don't," was coach Brent Sutter's advice.
Don't worry about Iginla — yet
Calgary Sun | Sep 23