Ladislav Smid D CGY 5 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 6 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.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 6 Months

Ladislav Smid returned to practice on Sunday after participating in the Olympic Games.

Smid played for the Czech Republic and was eliminated in the quarter-finals by the United States. "Awesome experience," Smid said. "Obviously, disappointed we lost in the quarter-finals, but overall it was a dream come true. I dreamt about it since I was little - to represent my country. It finally happened. I'm really proud of it. A lot of emotional games. I'm glad I went through it." Smid has only one goal and four points with 64 penalty minutes this season.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 7 Months

Ladislav Smid suited up as the Czech Republic's seventh defenseman during Wednesday's loss to Sweden.

He didn't get any playing time during the 4-2 loss. Smid suffered a lower-body injury before heading to Sochi, but that's probably not the reason why he didn't get any shifts in the contest.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 7 Months

Ladislav Smid suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday's game against Philadelphia, but he's still going to Sochi.

That suggests that the ailment isn't serious even though he didn't play in the third period. Smid is set to represent the Czech Republic at the Winter Games.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 7 Months

Ladislav Smid returned to action on Tuesday January 28.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 7 Months

Ladislav Smid (undisclosed) took part in Monday's practice.

Smid skipped Friday's contest and had missed three consecutive practices. However, he felt a lot better on Monday and is optimistic about his chances of returning Tuesday night.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 7 Months

Ladislav Smid has missed the last three practices and sat out Friday's game with an undisclosed injury.

Smid was out due to 'maintenance' according to head coach Bob Hartley. Smid has a goal and three points in 52 games this season with a minus-16 rating and 62 penalty minutes, giving him no fantasy value in a season split between Calgary and Edmonton.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 8 Months

Ladislav Smid will play for the Czech Republic at the Winter Olympics.

NHLers Marek Zidlicky, Radko Gudas, Jakub Kindl, Michal Rozsival and Zbynek Michalek will join Smid on the back end of the Czechs. Tomas Kaberle, Michal Barinka and Luke Krajick will be on the roster as well.

Ladislav Smid D CGY 8 Months

Ladislav Smid has blocked 49 shots in 20 games for the Calgary Flames this season after being traded to them by the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 8.

"Smid was on my wish list for a long time," said Calgary coach Bob Hartley, who has promoted Smid to the Flames' top defense pair along with captain Mark Giordano. "He's an in-your-face defenseman. He'll sacrifice anything and we needed veterans who want to win. He's been a very pleasant addition to our hockey club." Said Edmonton goalie Devan Dubnyk: "You can't care about getting hurt if you block shots, and Ladi certainly (doesn't) care." Smid hopes to be in Sochi, playing for the Czechs, in his first Olympics.