Chris Butler D CGY 8 Days
Chris Butler (lower body) played on Saturday after it was thought he would miss the game.
Butler was injured on Thursday and reports had him sitting Saturday's game out but lo and behold, he played 20:11 minutes with a hit and two blocked shots. He has only two goals and 10 points in 60 games this season with a minus-17 rating.
Chris Butler D CGY 1 Month
Chris Butler is third in the NHL with 146 blocks in 56 games.
Butler has led the charge in one of the few areas of the game that the Flames have excelled at. As a team they rank second in the NHL with 974 blocks this season. "We feel that shot-blocking is a big part of a game, and it starts with your desire to win," Hartley said. "You have the choice, and it's an ultimate commitment to get your leg or get your body in front of a shot that many times is probably close to 100 miles an hour. Don't worry, on the bench, when a guy blocks a shot, his teammates are the first ones to remind him of how great he is and we tap them on the back, too."
Chris Butler D CGY 11 Months
Chris Butler potted a goal in the Flames' 3-1 loss to the Blackhawks Friday night.
Butler was drafted by the Sabres in 2005 and spent parts of three seasons with Buffalo in a limited role before moving on with the Flames. He's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues next season.
Chris Butler D CGY Feb 23 '13
Chris Butler was surprised to find out that Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff had been fired.
Butler was drafted by the Sabres in 2005 and spent parts of three seasons with Buffalo. "He'd been there for such a long time that it just sort of felt like he was going to be there forever," Butler said. "I think he had a tremendous working relationship between he and (Sabres general manager) Darcy (Regier). It was a good partnership. He had a lot of success." Butler had his best season under Ruff, recording 21 points in 59 games in 2009-10.