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TWO SKATERS SIDELINED

Frolik, Stone placed on IR

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

CALGARY - Prior to the team departing for their two-game road swing, Flames general manager Brad Treliving announced two players have been placed on the Injured Reserve.

Winger Michael Frolik is dealing with a lower-body injury while defenceman Michael Stone is dealing with a blood clot in his arm.

"Michael Frolik, we're going to place him on IR. We don't think it's long-term at all. It's day-to-day but he will not go on the trip," Treliving stated. "He'd be retroactive back to Monday ... he'd be eligible, from an IR perspective, for (the game against Dallas on Nov. 28). We'll see."

Stone's diagnosis is more recent, with the Flames medical staff discovering the blood clot this morning and are now working to determine a timeline for his recovery.

"He's dealing with a blood clot, those are serious and significant," Treliving said. "There's no timeline right now. He's under the care of our medical staff and they're dealing with that. We're hopeful in the next day or two we'll have more to share.

"He practiced yesterday and was feeling some discomfort last night, came in this morning. Obviously when we found about it, we wanted to get him in right away this morning to get it looked at and rule some stuff out."

Forward Sam Bennett also did not practice on Thursday but will travel with the team to Las Vegas and is expected to play against the Golden Knights on Friday.

"Sam didn't skate today but that was just strictly a maintenance day. He blocked a shot last night and he's fine," Treliving explained.

So far this season, the Flames man-games-lost total sits at 12: Travis Hamonic missed eight games with a jaw injury, Dillon Dube missed three games while undergoing concussion protocol and Frolik did not play on Wednesday with his lower-body malady.

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