Defenseman Mark Cundari is back up with the Calgary Flames after showing up out of shape to training camp at the beginning of the season.
"We get mad at kids," said Calgary coach Bob Hartley. "We get to training camp — the kid’s first training camp (with the Flames) — and he’s out of shape. By Day 3, he’s sucking air." "Maybe I wasn’t in the shape I should’ve been in," says the Toronto native, listed at 5-foot-9, 195 pounds. "I’m a shorter, stockier guy, so running really isn’t my forte, especially long distance. I definitely felt that I was physically strong enough. But cardio is something I’m going to take (seriously) this off-season. I definitely learned my lesson from camp." So far, Cundari, a pending restricted free agent, has watched two games — Thursday at Tampa, Friday at Florida — from the press box. He hopes to play Monday in New Jersey.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 09:49:00 AM