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Mark Giordano | Defenseman

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
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Injured defenseman Mark Giordano (torn biceps) is travelling with the Flames on their current five game road trip.
Giordamo is out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery in early March but that does not mean he cannot support his teammates. Giordano was a favorite to win the Norris Trophy before his injury as he had 11 goals and 48 points in 61 games. He will be force again next season. Mar 28 - 7:05 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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Mark Giordano doesn't think Calgary's season is as good as over after he suffered a torn biceps tendon injury.

"I sort of knew that was coming and I hate that it's about that now," Giordano said. "Hopefully that will die down quick in the next couple days once the guys get going again. Just look at how our team has been playing all year – it has been different guys stepping up on different nights." Calgary is still in the thick of the battle for a playoff spot with a 34-25-4 record, but it's certainly true that losing Giordano for the rest of 2014-15 was a big blow for the Flames. Giordano had 11 goals and 48 points in 61 games this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 4 - 4:45 AM

Mark Giordano will undergo surgery for a torn biceps tendon and he's out for the remainder of the season.

Flames GM Brad Treliving said that Giordano will require four-to-five months of recovery time. The Calgary captain is tied for second in the league in scoring among defensemen with 48 points in 61 games. The Flames will have to continue their hunt for a playoff spot without a key contributor.
Mar 2 - 4:59 PM

The Calgary Flames have placed Mark Giordano (upper body) on injured reserve.

This is a huge blow to Calgary's playoff chances as Giordano is having his best season as a pro. The 31-year-old has been a legitimate Norris trophy candidate this season. He has 11 goals, 48 points and a plus-13 rating while averaging over 25 minutes for the Flames.
Mar 1 - 2:03 PM

Mark Giordano (upper body) could return to the Calgary lineup as early as Tuesday.

Giordano was not able to suit up Friday as he left the pre-game skate early with the upper body injury. The good news is the Flames do not play again until Tuesday so that will give Giordano a lot of time to recover before they take on the Flyers in Philadelphia. The Flames are halfway through an eight game road trip and need Giordano who has 11 goals and 48 points as he leads all NHL rearguards, back in the lineup.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 28 - 5:55 AM

Mark Giordano has left warm-ups early before the shoot-around and did not take part in line rushes Friday night against the Islanders. In fact he was the first one off the ice, thus he is highly unlikely to play.

Typically when a player takes warm-ups there's a pretty good chance he'll play. Either the coach is still weighing his options, or the player is testing his health. Perhaps the latter is what Captain Giordano was doing, and it seems likely he has determined that he is not fit to play tonight.
Feb 27 - 6:50 PM

Mark Giordano is taking warm-ups on Long Island on Friday night, indicating that he may play against the Islanders.

Well, this is a stunning turn of events if there ever was one. Players don't tend to take warm-ups if they're not intending to play, so take this as a positive sign. Giordano leads all defenders with 48 points and is a must-play in all formats.
Feb 27 - 6:35 PM

Mark Giordano's undisclosed injury is related to his upper-body.

Giordano has already been ruled out for Friday's game, but beyond that there's been no timetable provided. Flames GM Brad Treliving said the team is taking a "wait and see" approach and that Giordano might be back in days, but it could also be weeks. Giordano leads all defensemen with 48 points in 61 games this season. With him sidelined, Corey Potter is projected to make his NHL season debut on Friday. If Calgary decides to dress seven defensemen, then Tyler Wotherspoon would likely play as well.
Feb 27 - 12:05 PM

Mark Giordano (undisclosed) won't play on Friday.

The severity of Giordano's injury, which he sustained on Wednesday, still hasn't been revealed. He leads all defensemen with 48 points in 61 games this season. With Giordano unavailable, Corey Potter will probably make his NHL season debut on the Flames' third defensive pairing. The Flames might end up dressing seven defensemen, which would mean that Tyler Wotherspoon would play as well.
Feb 27 - 11:53 AM

Mark Giordano (undisclosed) is being evaluated by the Calgary Flames.

Giordano sustained the ailment on Wednesday and Calgary hasn't provided much in the way of information yet. "Mark is still under evaluation — there's no update at this time," Flames head coach Bob Hartley said. "He's under evaluation so he’ll probably be, maybe a game-time decision." If Giordano can't play, then Tyler Wotherspoon, who was called up Friday morning, might be inserted into the lineup. Corey Potter is another possibility to dress in Giordano's place.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 27 - 10:54 AM

Mark Giordano left Wednesday's game late in the third period after being unintentionally tripped.

Giordano was seen moving around normally after the contest, but he will be examined on Thursday, per coach Bob Hartley. Giordano leads all defensemen with 48 points in 61 contests in 2014-15. With the Flames in a heated battle to make the playoffs, losing him for any period of time would be a serious setback.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 26 - 8:56 AM

Mark Giordano was held without a point for the third straight game on Tuesday as the Flames were shut out by the Rangers by a score of 1-0.

Amazingly, the talented rearguard has only suffered a longer pointless stretch once this season, when he went four games without a point is late December/early January. He is the definition of a fantasy stud.
Feb 24 - 10:51 PM

Captain Mark Giordano helped lead the Flames back from an early 3-0 deficit with three assist of his own in Calgary's 4-3 overtime win.

With three helpers, three shots, a hit, and three blocks in nearly 28 minutes of work, it's safe to say that Giordano, in part, willed his team towards victory on Monday night. Perhaps his best tally was the game-tying goal which Jiri Hudler redirected off Gio's shot with 14:51 left in the third. The two share the team lead in points with 47, good for a top-30 ranking league. Giordano also leads all defenders with 36 helpers and 47 points.
Feb 17 - 2:40 AM

Mark Giordano collected an assist during Calgary's 4-1 win against San Jose on Monday.

Giordano has 11 goals and 44 points in 54 games this season. He has a three-point edge over Kris Letang in the battle for the scoring title among defensemen. Giordano also has 55 hits and 114 blocked shots in 2014-15. He's never been a finalist for the Norris Trophy before, but he's certainly worthy of consideration now.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 10 - 10:44 AM

"We are still taking a long-term view in building our team," Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving said when asked about his approach to the impending trade deadline.

The Flames currently have $12.99M in cap room beneath the ceiling, and are without any damning contracts. Though, one would imagine they'd love to move David Jones' $4M cap hit through next season if they can. Still, "It's important for me to look beyond today," Treliving explained. "This time of year, the temptation to go grab someone is very high." At the very least, it seems like you can cross Calgary off the list of possible teams Mike Richards may end up on.
Jan 30 - 7:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Matt Stajan
4Markus Granlund
5Drew Shore
6Paul Byron
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Mason Raymond
3Lance Bouma
4Brandon Bollig
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Josh Jooris
3David Jones
4Joe Colborne
5Michael Ferland
D1Mark Giordano
2T.J. Brodie
3Dennis Wideman
4Kris Russell
5Ladislav Smid
6Deryk Engelland
7Raphael Diaz
8Corey Potter
9David Schlemko
G1Jonas Hiller
2Karri Ramo