Calgary Flames Get Injury News On Key Player After Scary Incident

Calgary Flames forward Martin Pospisil suffered a concerning injury during Thursday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Pospisil's injury, described as an upper-body issue, occurred in a scary incident where he tripped over the skate of Auston Matthews, leading to an awkward collision into the boards.

This incident left him visibly in pain and necessitated assistance from his teammates to leave the ice. The Calgary Flames announced that Pospisil would not return to the game following this incident.

Pospisil is now expected to miss a couple weeks with an upper-body injury, which is relatively good news for an injury that looked like it could be much worse.

Pospisil's injury comes at a crucial time for the Flames, who are currently striving to secure a position in the playoffs.

The team's next games are seen as vital opportunities to gain points in the Western Conference standings before the All-Star break.

Pospisil's absence will be felt as the team navigates these critical matchups, particularly given his contributions to the team this season, and his ability to raise Nazem Kadri's level of play this year.

In his first NHL season so far, the 24-year-old has scored four goals and 11 total points across 33 games played. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports