Flames a long absence for AJ Greer

Flames: a long absence for AJ Greer

The Calgary Flames announced Saturday that forward AJ Greer will miss eight weeks with a broken foot.

He was injured Thursday when the Columbus Blue Jackets visited the Scotiabank Saddledome. After contact with defender Jake Bean, the Quebecer's ankle hit the boards hard. Greer needed help getting off the ice and never returned to the game.

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The head coach of the Alberta team, Ryan Huska, did not hide his disappointment at this unfortunate news.

“AJ [Greer] “He was the only player on the fourth line that had some consistency in his game,” he said Saturday, whose comments were posted on the National Hockey League website.

“There was the build he had [A. J. Greer] brought, continued Huska. For us, he was definitely an energetic guy in the locker room and he contributed offensively for us. We will miss him. There is no doubt. It's really bad luck. Knowing him, he will push himself to the limit to get back as quickly as possible.

This season, the Joliette native collected six goals and four assists for 10 points in 47 games.