CALGARY - Travis Hamonic fully participated in practice on Tuesday and is getting closer to a return to action after missing the past 14 games with an upper-body injury.
The defenceman is hoping to return on Thursday against the New York Islanders but his status will continue to be evaluated throughout the week.
"It's going to be a coaching decision at the end of the day," he said. "I feel good. I feel healthy. I'll have another good practice day tomorrow and see what Coach Ward has to say but I'm certainly eager to get back in there."
Hamonic was paired with TJ Brodie throughout the skate. With Hamonic in the mix, captain Mark Giordano skated alongside Rasmus Andersson. Derek Forbort and Erik Gustafsson and Oliver Kylington and Michael Stone remained paired respectively.
Noah Hanifin, who left Sunday's game with an upper-body injury, did not skate on Tuesday.
Video: Veteran hopeful to be back soon
Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm
Andrew Mangiapane - Mikael Backlund - Matthew Tkachuk
Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Dillon Dube
Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - Tobias Rieder / Zac Rinaldo
Mark Giordano - Rasmus Andersson
TJ Brodie - Travis Hamonic
Derek Forbort - Erik Gustafsson
Oliver Kylington - Michael Stone
The Flames are back in action on Thursday, Mar. 12 when they host the New York Islanders at 7:00 p.m. MT. Limited tickets are available HERE.