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Kris Russell | Defenseman

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/2/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 173
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Kris Russell is a vital piece to Calgary's defense, but it still seems odd he played 27:05 in Friday night's preseason game.
He even saw more ice time than starting goalie Karri Ramo (20:00). Be that as it may, Russell appears poised to log more heavy minutes in all situations this season as he saw 5:26 on the powerplay and 6:01 on the kill against Vancouver. Sep 27 - 1:01 AM

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Kris Russell had a goal and two assists in Calgary's 6-5 win over Nashville.

Russell has five goals and a career-high 26 points in 56 games this season. He inked a two-year, $5.2 million extension with Calgary back in February.
Mar 22 - 9:29 AM

The two-year contract extension signed by Kris Russell on Saturday is worth a total of $5.2 million.

The defenseman was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He has 20 points and 123 blocked shots in 45 games this season as he is having a breakout campaign after being traded from the Blues in the off-season for a fifth round pick.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 9 - 4:18 AM

Kris Russell has inked a two-year contract extension with the Calgary Flames.

Financial terms haven't been announced yet. Russell is making $1.5 million this season and he was slated to be an unrestricted free agent in the summer. He has 20 points and 123 blocks in 44 games.
Feb 8 - 4:11 PM

Kris Russell and the Calgary Flames have made progress in their contract negotiations.

Russell has been a pleasant surprise this season with four goals and 19 points in 42 games while logging 23:37 minutes per contest. He's earning $1.5 million in 2013-14.
Feb 6 - 8:38 AM

Kris Russell (upper body) will rejoin the Flames on Tuesday.

Russell was a late scratch for Saturday's game. He has four goals and 19 points in 41 contests in 2013-14.
Feb 4 - 12:47 PM

Kris Russell (upper body) will probably return to action on Tuesday.

"I didn't talk to Kris yet but he did all practice, he was shooting well, he was doing everything good," coach Bob Hartley said. "I'm going to look for my medical staff later on and probably [Tuesday] morning we're going to make a final decision. Since he did all the contact drills and everything, he felt great, he was skating good, I'm hoping that he's in the lineup [Tuesday]." He missed Saturday's match due to an upper-body injury.
Feb 3 - 5:31 PM

Kris Russell was a late scratch on Saturday as he suffered an upper body injury in practice Friday.

The defenseman has four goals and 19 points with a minus-one rating in 42 games. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 2 - 3:37 AM

Kris Russell is reportedly close to inking a contract extension with the Calgary Flames.

Russell is on a one-year, $1.5 million contract. He has four goals and 17 points in 37 games in 2013-14.
Jan 22 - 9:31 AM

Kris Russell (knee) will dress Monday night at San Jose.

He has been out of action for 13 straight games with a second-degree MCL sprain. He has 16 points and 105 blocked shots in 36 matches this campaign.
Jan 20 - 4:50 PM

Kris Russell (knee sprain) has been given the green light to fully participate in Flames' practices.

Russell is expected to miss at least another two or three games before he returns. He has four goals and 12 assists in 36 games in 2013-14.
Jan 17 - 5:43 PM

Kris Russell (knee sprain) has skated on his own for the last two games.

Russell suffered the sprain a couple of weeks ago and is slated to return in late January or early February. The defenseman has four goals and 16 points in 36 games this season so keep him reserved for now in deeper leagues.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 6 - 5:14 AM

Kris Russell has been diagnosed with a second degree MCL sprain.

Russell will likely miss four-to-six weeks as a result. He has four goals and 16 points in 36 contests in 2013-14.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 06:22:00 PM

Calgary Flames defenseman Kris Russell suffered a lower-body injury and didn't return to Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

No word yet on how serious the injury is. Russell is a nice producer with 18 points in 35 games played. He's especially useful in leagues with blocked shots, as he had 102 carried into Saturday.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 03:46:00 PM

Kris Russell is second in the NHL in blocked shots with 85.

Russell leads the Flames as Calgary is tops in the league in blocked shots with 544. When you add this stat to the fact he is finally showing the offensive flair scouts saw when he was a junior, then his fantasy value soars if your pool uses the blocked shot stat. He has four goals and 14 points in 28 games.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 05:28:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikael Backlund
2Matt Stajan
3Sean Monahan
4Max Reinhart
5Paul Byron
6Sam Bennett
LW1Curtis Glencross
2Mason Raymond
3Brandon Bollig
4Lance Bouma
5Johnny Gaudreau
6Ben Hanowski
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Joe Colborne
3David Jones
4Brian McGrattan
5Devin Setoguchi
6Trevor Gillies
7Michael Ferland
D1Mark Giordano
2Dennis Wideman
3T.J. Brodie
4Kris Russell
5Ladislav Smid
6Deryk Engelland
7Tyler Wotherspoon
8Corey Potter
G1Jonas Hiller
2Karri Ramo