Flames' Bouma to be sidelined three months with broken fibula
Calgary Flames forward Lance Bouma is expected to be sidelined three months after suffering a broken left fibula, general manager Brad Treliving told Sportsnet's Hockey Central on Wednesday.
Bouma suffered the injury after absorbing a big hit from Ryan Reaves during the second period of Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues. The 25-year-old Alberta native was able to skate off the ice.
#Flames GM, Brad Treliving tells HC at Noon, Lance Bouma broke his fibula and will have surgery today. 3 month time frame for recovery.— Leah Hextall (@leahhextall) October 14, 2015
Bouma, who has been held without a point in each of his three games this season, signed a three-year, $6.6 million contract extension in July on the heels of a scintillating campaign. A third-round selection in the 2008 draft, Bouma recorded career highs in goals (16), assists (18), points (34) in 2014-15 while his shooting percentage (15.5) was more than double his previous career high.
Bouma also led all Flames forwards in blocked shots (82) last season and finished with a positive plus-minus rating (10) for the first time in his career.
(h/t Calgary Flames)