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Stajan is expected to serve as a healthy scratch Thursday versus the Sabres, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet.ca reports.

The expected return of Joe Colborne (wrist) from injured reserve looks like it will cost Stajan a lineup spot, at least for this night. Stajan himself recently returned from a long-term injury, producing one point in the two games since his activation.

Matt Stajan C CGY 12 Days

Stajan dished an assist Saturday in a 3-2 loss to San Jose, his first game back after missing more than a month.

Stajan had about a point every other game last season, and that is about the maximum output he's going to give. The young guns have taken a lot of the top line spots in Calgary, but Stajan will provide stability to one of the bottom lines.

Matt Stajan C CGY 14 Days

Stajan will play Saturday against the Sharks.

Stajan was cleared to play for Thursday's game, but received an extra couple days of rest instead. He will need to be activated before the game Sunday, and will likely center the fourth line in his return.

Matt Stajan C CGY 15 Days

Stajan (knee) will not play Thursday against the Avalanche, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports.

Stajan has been cleared for a return to action and was on the ice for morning skate, but the Flames decided to give him another day to get back up to speed on the conditioning front. Coach Bob Hartley could slot Stajan back into his lineup Saturday versus the Sharks.

Matt Stajan C CGY 16 Days

Stajan (knee) has been cleared by doctors to play Thursday against the Avalanche, NHL.com's Aaron Vickers reports.

Stajan hasn't been formally activated from IR just yet, but the Flames seemingly created room for his return by sending Corban Knight back to AHL Adirondack. The bottom-six forward has been out since late October with the knee injury.

Matt Stajan C CGY 18 Days

Stajan skated with the practice group Monday, Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald reports.

Stajan is at the start of the four-to-six-week timetable initially set for his return, and it looks like six weeks will be more accurate. He should get back in the lineup in a few weeks, but needs to start practicing fully again first.

Matt Stajan C CGY 29 Days

Stajan (knee) is beginning to skate on his own again, the Calgary Herald reports.

Stajan is at least a couple weeks away from playing still, but it's good to see him getting back on the ice. Once he is cleared for contact, he should be close to a return.

Matt Stajan C CGY 2 Months

Stajan (knee) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 590 The FAN reports.

Initial reports had Stajan missing somewhere between 4-6 weeks, but the Flames are reportedly preparing to be without him until closer to the back end of that timetable. Markus Grandlund was recalled to provide depth at the center position, though Maikel Backlund figures to inherit Stajan's role along the second line.

Matt Stajan C CGY 2 Months

Stajan left in the third period of Tuesday's 2-1 shootout loss to Montreal and did not return.

It's not known how serious the injury is, so consider him day-to-day until he gets examined further.

Matt Stajan C CGY 2 Months

Stajan tallied his first point of the season with an assist in a 4-1 win against Winnipeg on Sunday.

Stajan has had an up and down career with Calgary, never reaching the heights he did in Toronto. The 30-year-old's best fantasy days are behind him, and he is a bottom-six center for the Flames.