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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.

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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.

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Russell wasn't on the ice for pregame warmups and looks like he'll miss Tuesday's game against the Ducks, Pat Steinberg of reports.

It's not clear if Russell's absence is due to an injury or if he's merely a healthy scratch. The blueliner had appeared in all 19 of the team's previous games this season, tallying eight assists to accompany a plus-5 rating.

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Russell dished out an assist and finished with a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Coyotes.

Russell helped set up Paul Byron's second goal of the game and played well on his own end, blocking five shots and forcing a team-high three takeaways. The 27-year-old has been generally quiet since tallying six assists over a five-game stretch in October, but he still represents a quality depth option on defense in deeper fantasy formats.

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Russell picked up a pair of assists and went plus-3 in Thursday's win over Carolina.

After four scoreless games to start the year, Russell's picked up five helpers in his last five contests, and he's gone a mighty impressive plus-8 in that span.

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Russell was a plus-3 and added an assist Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Jets.

Russell is now a plus-5 with two points and five shots on goal in his last three games. He seems to be recovering from his slow start and last year's mark of 29 points shouldn't be too hard to replicate.

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Russell scored his first point of the season Wednesday in a 2-1 overtime win against Chicago.

Russell is off to a slow start after scoring nearly 30 points in 2013-14. His previous high in points was 19, so it's hard to tell whether these five games are just a sluggish beginning to the season or is actually indicative of his scoring ability.