Ladislav Smid D CGY 12 Days

Smid (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.

Smid suffered the injury in Friday's loss to the Penguins, skating for just 8:33 before departing. The Flames were quick to determine the injury wasn't merely a day-to-day situation, as the placement on IR will keep him out for at least three games. Expect the Flames to announce a call-up on defense prior to Sunday's tilt with the Blackhawks.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 13 Days

Smid (upper body) will not return to Friday's game against the Penguins.

Smid left the game in the second period after taking a big hit from Simon Despres. He was able to get up under his own power and skate off the ice, but immediately headed to the Flames' locker room. The team should shed some light on the severity of Smid's injury in the coming days.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 23 Days

Smid (personal) will rejoin the lineup Tuesday versus the Coyotes,'s Aaron Vickers reports.

Smid was held out of one game due to personal reasons, but will reclaim his spot on the Flames' third pairing Tuesday. He has just one point and a minus-6 rating over 23 games.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 26 Days

Smid will not play Saturday against the Coyotes, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports.

Smid went home for personal reasons, and will not be available when the Flames face the Coyotes on Saturday. The nature of Smid's personal business is unclear, but for now he should be considered day-to-day.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 2 Months

Smid will be in the lineup Saturday against Florida, the Calgary Sun reports.

Smid missed Thursday's matchup with an upper-body injury but the couple days off appears to have been enough to get him healthy again. The blue-liner has only one point on the season but is in the lineup more for his hard hits and defensive prowess.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 2 Months

Smid was scratched from Thursday's game against the Lightning with an upper-body injury, the Associated Press reports.

The Flames are labeling Smid as day-to-day and believe he'll be an option for Saturday's game against the Panthers, so it doesn't look like he's on track for a long-term absence. The blueliner has tallied one point and 11 penalty minutes over 14 games this season.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 3 Months

Smid (mouth) returned to full practice Wednesday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

Smid had been recovering from a tooth infection over the past few days, but it appears he's no longer facing any limitations. He'll provide the Flames with his usual brand of toughness on the back end this season.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 3 Months

Smid has been recovering from a serious tooth infection and isn't practicing at full strength, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

The Flames are playing it safe with Smid for now, but suffice to say, the team expects him to be ready to go for the regular season. Smid is valued for the dependability he brings on defense, but aside from specialty leagues that count hits and blocks, he's unlikely to carry much fantasy value.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 9 Months

Ladislav Smid suffered an upper-body injury in Friday's game versus the New York Rangers.

He exited the contest after playing just 5:36 of ice time. He isn't expected to play when Calgary begins their road trip on Sunday in Ottawa.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 10 Months

Ladislav Smid scored his first goal as a member of the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.

Calgary got Smid from Edmonton in November. He's a defensive defenseman, so it's rare for him to find the back of the net. In fact, he has just 12 goals in 522 career contests.