While the Flames were beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 at Scotiabank Saddledome, their captain was a healthy scratch in the wake of trade negotiations that eventually saw the 35-year-old traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Kenneth Agostino, Ben Hanowski and a first-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.
His teammates didn't know the destination postgame, only that Iginla was no longer their captain.
"It's hard," forward Alex Tanguay said of seeing Iginla go. "Over time, you build relationships and I've been playing with Jarome for the better part of five years. Sometimes a situation occurs where those types of things are forced to happen. It's sad to see."