News: It was announced Sunday that Lance Bouma's ACL and MCL sprain will keep him out for the season, according to the Calgary Herald.
Analysis: Flames fans' joy at the lockout's end was measured Sunday by the fact that two of Calgary's top centers -- Lance Bouma and Roman Cervenka -- are likely gone for the year. Bouma had three points in 27 games last season but provided some energy and grit to the lower lines. He will likely be replaced by some combination of Blair Jones, Matt Stajan and Roman Horak.
News:Lance Bouma is out indefinitely after spraining his ACL and MCL in Friday's AHL game, the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis: Fellow Flame Lee Stempniak was out six weeks with a similar injury in 2011-12, so that may be the primary diagnosis. Lance Bouma had one goal in three games with the Abbotsford Heat and will likely join the Calgary roster should the lockout come to an end and his injuries heal.
News:Lance Bouma was sent down to the AHL Friday, the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis:Lance Bouma played well in some NHL time last season, and with a possible lockout, the Flames want him to keep honing his craft.
News:Lance Bouma (upper body) is in the projected lineup for Thursday's game against Minnesota, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Lance Bouma hasn't played since March 4 but appears to be close to 100 percent. He will slot between Tom Kostopoulos and Tim Jackman on the Flames' fourth line.
News:Lance Bouma (upper body) is practicing with the team and will likely return to the lineup on the team's upcoming road trip, the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis:Lance Bouma has been out a few weeks with an upper body injury. While he doesn't bring much scoring to the table -- with three points in 23 games -- his speed and grit helps on the third or fourth line.
News:Lance Bouma (upper body) is practicing again but remains out for Tuesday's game, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: His injury could have been a concussion, but the fact that he is practicing again likely rules that out. We will let you know when Lance Bouma should return to the ice.
News:Lance Bouma (upper body) will miss Friday's game against Winnipeg, the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis:Lance Bouma took a tumble in Sunday's game and hasn't returned to the lineup since. He has been given the vague "upper body" designation and it is unknown as to when he will lace up the skates again.
News:Lance Bouma (foot) didn't practice Monday and will not be available for Tuesday's game, according to the Calgary Sun.
Analysis:Lance Bouma was hurt blocking a shot in Saturday's win over the Oilers. The All-Star break should give him some time to heal and return to the Flames' lineup. Bouma has a goal in seven games with Calgary.
News:Lance Bouma bagged his first NHL goal Saturday as Calgary beat Minnesota.
Analysis: You could have found some long odds against his finding the net before finding the sin bin. In 16 games last season, he had one lonely assist, so he isn't likely to turn on the scoring afterburners.
News: The Flames recalled Lance Bouma from AHL Abbotsford on Saturday, according to the team's official website.
Analysis:Lance Bouma scored just six points in 31 games with Abbotsford, but his 53 penalty minutes indicate he'll add some muscle up front for the Flames.
News: The Flames have assigned Bouma to AHL Abbotsford, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Bouma had just one assist and no PIMs in his first stint -- for five games -- with the big club. He figures to be back with Calgary, in time.
News: Bouma saw his first NHL action Saturday against Los Angeles. He didn't score in 4:34 of ice time, spread over seven shifts.
Analysis: More to the point, he behaved himself and wasn't sent off to the sin bin. If he sticks in Calgary, that will change soon.
News: The Flames recalled Bouma from AHL Abbotsford on Thursday, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.
Analysis: In 49 AHL games this season, Bouma has 11 goals and eight assists. However, his primary role is as an agitator, evidenced by his 49 penalty minutes.