Kris Russell out Monday for Flames with lower-body injury

Calgary Flames defenseman Kris Russell is out Monday against the Anaheim Ducks because of a lower-body injury.

What It Means:

Russell is considered day-to-day with the injury, meaning he could be ready to play Wednesday against the Minnesota Wild.

Russell has 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in 51 games played this season, but more importantly, has the second most blocked shots at 174. He's been poor at driving possession as his Corsi For Percentage is 44.1, and his Relative Corsi For at Even Strength is -7.0. We project Russell to tally another seven points (one goal, six assists) over the remaining course of the season.