Groin injury forces Iginla to the sidelines as Flames open training camp
CALGARY — The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, Jan. 13 2013, 6:47 PM EST
Last updated Sunday, Jan. 13 2013, 7:31 PM
When the Calgary Flames finally got in their first practice of the season at the Scotiabank Saddledome, their captain was nowhere to be seen on the ice.
Instead Jarome Iginla watched from the owners’ box, while the rest of his teammates took in their long-awaited first skate.
The Flames say a groin injury kept Iginla off the ice, but add the move is precautionary.
“I’m just trying to be ready because, if you saw practice today, it was pretty intense,” Iginla said. “It’s a slight pull. I want to be ready as soon as I can be. It’s hard to watch.”
Did this not happen last season when training camp began and then Iginla was slow starting out of the gate? Meanwhile, Iginla faithfuls were quick to say 'it's nothing to worry about'.