Rotowire: Mar 13 / 11:00a ET
News: The Flames ruled Smid out for the season Friday due to a neck issue, Roger Millions of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: General manager Brad Treliving said that Smid, who had been skating in recent days, aggravating an existing injury related to the vertebrae in his neck and would require extensive time to rest. While Smid's minimal contributions in the scoring categories didn't have fantasy owners anxiously awaiting his return, the Flames were looking forward to having him back, especially after Mark Giordano's season-ending biceps injury thinned the team's depth on the blue line. With Smid now lost for the year, the Flames have extended a tryout offer to free agent defenseman Douglas Murray, who could soon sign a contract with the team.