By Mike Harrington
SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Calgary Flames have taken the mega-unusual step of issuing a release stating that Jarome Iginla is going to be a healthy scratch for tonight's game against Colorado. That can only mean the long-awaited deal for their iconic franchise player must be close and the Flames don't want to risk an injury derailing the move.
This CBC column posted earlier today traces Iginla's lineage in Calgary all the way back to Kent Nilsson in 1979, the first year the franchise moved from Atlanta. The Puck Daddy blog on Yahoo Sports is one of many places saying Iginla's likely landing spot is Boston. The Bruins, remember, are in Buffalo Sunday night.