Flames Joe Colborne Week-to-Week With Thumb Injury

The Calgary Flames will be without 25-year-old forward Joe Colborne to start the season. The team announced on Friday that he’s listed as week-to-week with a broken thumb.

It could be a short amount of time, but there seems to be some uncertainty about the situation, with the team saying that they’re hopeful the injury won’t require surgery.

Colborne broke his thumb in a preseason game after taking a slap shot from Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd off his hand in the second period of Thursday’s game.

Last season the 6-foot-5 forward hit a career-high 28 points for the second straight year, scoring at a better rate than the year before, putting up eight goals and 20 assists through 64 games. It took him 80 games to hit 28 points the prior year.

Colborne will join fell Flames T.J. Brodie and Ladislav Smid, who are also currently on the sidelines with injuries.

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