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Russell scored his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Sharks.

It took 50 games for Russell to get his first tally, improving his shooting rate on the season to an ugly 1.5 percent. It seems like a safe bet that he might find twine a couple more times this season, but his reluctance to shoot won't help matters. After bagging seven goals while attempting 1.60 shots per game last season, Russell is averaging just 1.34 attempts in 2014-15.

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Russell (illness) is taking part in pregame warmups, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports.

Russell had been declared a game time call for the Saturday evening matchup, and his presence in pregame warmups suggests that he'll likely be good to go.

Kris Russell D CGY 27 Days

Russell is dealing with an illness and will be a game-time decision for Saturday's match against the Oilers.

Russell is suffering from the flu and was unable to skate Saturday morning. The team will see if he can notice enough progress in his recovery over the afternoon to give it a go against the Oilers, but Tyler Wotherspoon would enter the lineup in the event the blueliner can't play.

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Russell assisted on Dennis Wideman's game-winning goal in overtime Monday against the Kings. He also added three hits and three blocks defensively.

Russell is still without a goal through 44 games this season, but his total of 17 assists are respectable enough for a defenseman. Even so, the lack of diversity in his scoring probably limits his usefulness to deeper formats at this point.

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Russell collected a power-play assist and two more at even strength in Thursday's overtime win against Colorado.

While Russell's yet to find twine on the heels of last year's seven-goal campaign, he's piled up a very fantasy-relevant 13 assists in 25 games. His production's been a bit spotty, but fantasy owners in leagues that count blocked shots have to be happy about the complementary value of the 74 of those he's compiled this year, including 13 over the last four games.

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Russell (lower body) participated in pregame warmups and looks ready to go for Saturday's game against the Devils, Flames radio announcer Derek Wills reports.

Russell will make his return after missing nearly a week with the injury. He's one of several Calgary defenseman playing well this season, recording eight points and 56 blocked shots in 19 games.

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Russell (lower body) took part in Saturday's morning skate, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports.

It would seem to bode well for Russell's chances of playing Saturday against the Devils, but the Flames could take precaution after he hadn't been practicing the past few days. Russell has been one of many productive members along the Flames' blue line, contributing eight points and 56 blocked shots over 19 games.

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Russell (lower body) will miss Thursday's game against the Blackhawks, Pat Steinberg of reports.

Russell wasn't able to take part in the Flames' morning skate, but the team is still viewing him as day-to-day. Raphael Diaz is set to replace him in the lineup for a second straight game.

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Russell (upper body) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Blackhawks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 the FAN reports.

Russell will miss his second straight game due to an injury simply specified as lower body. With him out again Thursday, Raphael Diaz will likely dress in his place.

Kris Russell D CGY 3 Months

Russell will miss Tuesday's game against the Ducks due to a lower-body injury, Pat Steinberg of reports.

Russell's injury wasn't publicized during the Flames' morning skate, making his absence from Tuesday's lineup something of a surprise. Raphael Diaz will step in to cover Russell's spot on the team's blue line.