Lance Bouma C CGY 2 months ago

Bouma revealed Tuesday that he missed nearly a month of action late in the season due to a broken finger that required surgery, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

The center had eight screws and a plate inserted in his hand, and likely still isn't fully recovered from the injury just yet. However, Bouma was able to play in the final two games of the Flames' second-round series loss to the Ducks, and should be fine for the start of training camp with a full offseason to recover.

Lance Bouma C CGY 2 months ago

Bouma will return to the Flames' lineup for Game 4 against the Ducks, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.

Bouma will likely have some rust to shake off, as he's been sidelined since Apr. 11 with the injury. However, the Flames' will welcome him back to their lineup with open arms, as the winger was quite productive in the offensive end during the regular season, tallying a total of 34 points in 54 games.

Lance Bouma C CGY 2 months ago

Bouma (upperbody) is on the ice for the pregame warmup ahead of Friday's Game 4 against the Ducks, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.

He was also a part of Calgary's line rushes during the warmup, which indicates he'll likely make his return to the Flames' lineup for Game 4 against Anaheim. The Flames will welcome his return to action if he's able to suit up, as he tallied 34 points in the regular season.

Lance Bouma C CGY 2 months ago

Bouma (upper body) was back on a line with Matt Stajan and David Jones at practice Thursday, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.

It appears Bouma will make his NHL playoff debut in Thursday's Game 4 against Anaheim. Bouma is a valuable asset for the Flames, scoring 34 points on the third line this season, and should add some more speed to the lineup.

Lance Bouma C CGY 2 months ago

Bouma (upper body) was missing from practice on Tuesday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports.

Bouma has yet to lace up the skates in these playoffs and it looks like Tuesday night's Game 3 will be no different. It's unclear whether he will even be available for the rest of the playoffs at some point.

Lance Bouma C CGY 2 months ago

Bouma (upper body) participated in the Flames' optional practice on Friday, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports.

It's encouraging that he was able to return to the ice on Friday, but he'll likely need to fully participate in a team practice before returning to game action. It isn't clear whether or not Bouma will be able to suit up for Sunday's Game 2 against Anaheim, but the Flames should provide an update on his status prior to puck drop on Sunday.

Lance Bouma C CGY 3 months ago

Bouma (upper body) isn't likely to be available for Game 1 of the Flames' playoff series against the Canucks on Wednesday, Roger Millions of Sportsnet reports.

After failing to practice Tuesday, Bouma remained absent from the Flames' skate Wednesday morning, likely making it safe to rule him out. He missed the Flames' final two games of the regular season with the injury.

Lance Bouma C CGY 3 months ago

Bouma (upper body) remains day-to-day heading into the series opener against the Canucks Wednesday.

Coach Bob Hartley indicated most of the lineup decisions for Wednesday's contest will be made Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning, which should include Bouma. He's tallied 34 points through 78 games with the Flames this season, but has never played in a NHL playoff game.

Lance Bouma C CGY 3 months ago

Bouma (upper body) is not playing in Saturday's season finale against the Jets, Sportsnet's Derek Wills reports.

Bouma will miss his second straight game due to the injury and end the season with a line of 16 goals, 34 points, and a plus-10 rating over 78 games. He could be ready to return for Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs.

Lance Bouma C CGY 3 months ago

Bouma (upper body) is likely to miss Thursday's game against Los Angeles, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports.

Brandon Bollig would take the injured winger's place. With Calgary a good shot to make the playoffs, they aren't going to rush Bouma back.