After a 15-game absence from the Calgary Flames
lineup, Alex Tanguay
is set to return to action tonight against the San Jose Sharks
At least, that’s what it sounds like from the update of a jovial Brent Sutter
"He slept well last night, he had a good breakfast this morning, he came to the rink and he was good this morning, so all likelihood he will play tonight," the Flames coach said.
Tanguay was a little more direct in regards to his status.
"I think I'm going to go tonight, that seems to be the plan," Tanguay said. "I'm looking forward to it. It's been a while. I'm anxious to get back and just try to work my hardest and try to help the team keep going."
Out with a neck injury since Dec. 22, Tanguay admits he's eager to return despite not being completely healthy.
"I'd be lying to you if I said I was 100 percent," Tanguay said. "I'm anxious to be back. I'm just going to do as much as I can and help the team and we'll see where that fits in."
, who left practice yesterday after falling hard to the ice, is not expected to be in the lineup. Nor is Lance Bouma
, who blocked a shot with his foot in Saturday's win over the Edmonton Oilers
Here's the Flames' projected lineup for tonight's game:
- Mikael Backlund
- Jarome Iginla
- Olli Jokinen
- Lee Stempniak
- Blair Jones
- Tom Kostopoulos
- Roman Horak
- Tim Jackman
- Jay Bouwmeester
- Scott Hannan
- Cory Sarich