The Calgary Flames' development camp scrimmage on Thursday was Ryan Culkin's (wrist) first competitive game since early February.
Culkin, who suffered a slice tendon in his wrist, had a goal and 18 points in 37 AHL contests in 2014-15. "I wanted to test it out. I wanted to see how it felt, and honestly, it felt great," Culkin said of his experience with the scrimmage. "I’ve been preparing for my first real game since right after my injury. I had to take two weeks off to heal, and from then on, I was just working on rehab and strengthening it. I’ve been on the ice for some time now, so I know my wrist can handle all the pressure, the passing, the shooting … It felt great (Thursday). It didn’t bother me at all, so I was really happy about that." His plan is wear Kevlar socks to protect his wrists for the remainder of his career. Jul 10 - 8:34 AM