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Iginla scratched as deal for Flames icon looks imminent

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.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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